Eddie Van Halen

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    August 7, 2014

    The Relaxed Rebels of Rebelution

    The Calfornia boys ride a wave of confidence into their latest tour

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    Rebelution Ride a Wave of Confidence Into Their Latest Tour

    A rehearsal space adjacent to the Burbank airport is almost as far away as a band can get from the rigors of the road. It's also miles away from the last big SoCal date we saw them play, strumming stoned eighth notes before a massive crowd at the Cali Roots festival in Monterey, with a sea of cute b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Margaret Cho Gives Us the Top Five Macho Bands That Lesbians Are Secretly Into.

    Comedian Margaret Cho would like you to know something about the musical taste of the average lesbian. It's not just k.d. lang and Tori Amos shuffling around in their iPods. Their musical tastes can vary as much as anyone's. And sometimes they're looking for tunes with some serious balls. As a celeb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Monday, February 25 Ramona Falls Constellation Room Brent Knopf was the polymath co-founder of Portland's Menomena, the impressively (or was that intimidatingly?) creative band that would reverse-engineer their live songs from an insane collection of custom loops--kind of like an indie rock band d ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013
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    February 4, 2013

    Top 10 Douchiest Guitarists of All Time

    Hey, we can all appreciate a quality guitar god. Anyone who considers themselves a fan of music knows the joy of watching their favorite axe man/woman go on a tear and destroy the crowd with their fast-fingered prowess, signature style and lush mane of flowing hair. It's the textbook rock-n-roll sex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Van Halen - Honda Center - 6/12/12

    Van Halen Honda Center 6/12/12 It only takes milliseconds to recognize Eddie Van Halen's ferocious guitar tone. Like sonic bullets from a gun, "Unchained" riddled into the audience with its runaway freight train guitar riff as the Honda Center exploded with Van Halen's triumphant stop in Anaheim f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet: Newport Beach Film Festival (Guitar) Pick of the Day

    Jesse Vile's heartbreaking documentary Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet is about a guitar prodigy who discovered he had Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, at the tender age of 20 and on the cusp of international fame. Thanks to interviews with Jason Becker's family, friends and peers, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Van Halen at the Forum Last Night

    ​Van HalenFebruary 8, 2012The ForumSome secret shows tend to be bigger than others. I've been fortunate to catch a few in my concert going years but last nights friends and family dress rehearsal show with Van Halen is definitely top five. Things started off great when it turned out the Forum wasn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Five Of Van Halen's Not-So-Memorable Moments Since 1996

    The new new new Van Halen​As we posted yesterday, Van Halen is going to be touring in 2012, with tickets going on sale Jan. 10. The mysterious announcement didn't say when and where they'll be touring, but this is just the latest in a string of odd behavior from Van Halen since they fired Sammy Ha ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2010

    Explode Into Colors Blast Into Detroit Bar

    The Washington band tours in advance of their highly anticipated Kill Rock Stars debut

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Last Night: the Reverend Horton Heat, House of Blues, Anaheim

    The Hype: If you've had a chance to pick up the Texas psychobilly pioneers' latest album, Laughin' & Cryin' With the Reverend Horton Heat, then you've probably noticed that for the most part, psycho has been surgically removed from billy. Brandon FergusonThe songs on this record run the gamut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Last Night: Rob Zombie at the Grove of Anaheim

    Andrew YoussefLive at the Grove of Anaheim.​Last Night: Rob Zombie at the Grove of Anaheim (11/01/09) Better Than: believing that Halloween is really over. Everyday probably is Halloween according to Rob Zombie. If it wasn't for his ghoulish live show, the fact that he has rebooted the Halloween ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises: A Blue Flame For Republicanism!

    Cal-infernos Rage On: Residents at 248 Modjeska Canyon homes were evacuated in the middle of the night thanks to the arson fire that’s now burned a massive 15,000 acres in Orange County. Before sunrise the winds were relatively non-existent but the air was nasty with ash. Mail delivery folks were ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2007

    Re-running With the Devil

    Van Halen Reunite—Just in Time for Their Excellent Unauthorized Bio

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2007

    SXSW: Ms. Bea's Backyard Report

    SXSW can have a curious numbing effect on the unprepared. The overstimulation is so pronounced, eventually one's body can't tolerate any more and it begins to withdraw. Even a sweet-tooth can only eat so much candy before the sickness sets in, and SXSW practically shoves it down your throat. It's mo ... More >>

  • Music

    March 15, 2007

    Screw the Industry Weasels

    Think small (bands) and youll have a good time at SXSW

  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    Shifting Gears

    Brian Malesardi, The Gear Trader

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2007

    Patent Pending

    If we're to believe the idealists out there, rock 'n roll is still (and always was) a hotbed of innovation and creativity. Now, without even getting into details, I can tell you that that is a big, heaping lie. Ever heard Jet? How about Godsmack? Yeah. So, want to fuel your musical cynicism? Take a ... More >>

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    January 20, 2005
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    January 20, 2005

    Its All Geek to Me

    Dekes Guitar Geek Fest sparks the NAMM show weekend

  • Features

    December 30, 2004

    Diary of a Loud County

    The Year In Live Reviews

  • Music

    December 16, 2004

    Battle-Scarred and Banged Up

    But Chris Karns Deccatree win the war

  • Music

    September 23, 2004

    Another Man Done Gone

    Guitar string pioneer Ernie Ball, RIP

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    February 8, 2001
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    December 14, 2000
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    June 15, 2000
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    March 2, 2000
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    February 25, 1999

    Valentine's Day Massacre

    It's my pity party, and I'll cry if I want to

  • Music

    February 25, 1999