Sammy Hagar

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2014

    Atomic Punks

    House of Blues

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    The Best Vintage Van Halen Tees

    Sure, you could buy a reproduction Van Halen tee for $12.99 from Target, but for three or four times that amount, you can score the real deal and wear a shirt not many people still own. We're suckers for 3/4 sleeve baseball tees on both guys and girls. Here are the best vintage Van Halen tees list ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Dana Rohrabacher a "Bro" in Congress Forever! (Seriously, Mr. Term Limits Just Won't Leave)

    While we were having fun a few days ago going piñata on a real-estate blog for leaving Huntington Beach off its list of the best 18 U.S. cities for bros, an esteemed publication supplied the best evidence to support our contention.

  • 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

    January 28, 2013

    The World's Best Guide to Buying Tequila That Doesn't Suck

    I'm a liquor store yenta. That's right; if I see you picking up one of those neon green bottles of margarita mix, or God forbid the bilious-looking piss-yellow bottle with the Cuervo garbage already mixed in, I will come over and strike up and awkward conversation in which I try to convince you to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    On The Line: Todd Henderson of The Queen Mary, Part Two

    Besides their on-board dining options, Chef Henderson pointed out their newest seasonal exhibit about to debut: CHILL, a wintery collection of ice sculptures, activities, and festive food and drink for all ages. Read our interview with Todd Henderson of The Queen Mary, Part One.And now, on to Part T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Wilco at the Palladium Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​WilcoThe Hollywood PalladiumJanuary 24, 2012Check out more pictures in our slideshow here!Hearing a fedora-ed Jeff Tweedy wax poetic about the word "pussy" might go down as some kind of live music highlight of my life. A straight-faced Tweedy paused at the mic at some poin ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2011

    Van Halen to Tour in 2012 With David Lee Roth

    ​Unless you were awake at 12:30 am PST or a part of their mailing list, then you'd be surprised to know that rock icons Van Halen announced they are going on tour in 2012, with tickets on-sale January 10. What happens from here no one knows since there aren't any dates or cities listed, only three ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Ten Musician Stamps We'd Like To See

    ​ The US Postal Service, desperate to stop 15 years of bleeding caused by email and private competitors, announced that it will soon feature living people on stamps (the post office has long had a policy of placing only the dead on postage). Of interest to this column, the USPS will consider fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Alien or Abductee? Five Extraterrestial Musicians (Other Than Sammy Hagar)

    ​This week, former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar claimed that he had been abducted by aliens. Overnight, lame jokes about Hagar suffering from tequila-induced psychosis flooded the Internet and open-mic comedy stages, positioning the laid-back "I Can't Drive 55" singer as buffoon of the month. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Four Reasons Why Patrón Tequila is an Affront to Mexicans--And One Reason Why It's Not

    ​Something called National Tequila Day happened this past weekend, and one PR hack or another asked us to write about it promoting some brand or other. No go. However, it does give me an opportunity to bash the Lola Gaspar of the tequila world: Patrón, elixir for fools, favored by those who still ... More >>

  • Music

    July 15, 2010

    Royal Rumble at the OC Fair

    In the battle between cover bands and aging rock stars, we tell you which music acts will give you the most bang for your buck

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Looking Back at 2008: The Celeb-Reality Edition

    It was Oliver Wendell Holmes who opined that a new truth is better than an old celebrity-tinged news item, or at least he would have opined that had he lived in our celeb-obsessed times. So it is in that spirit these 15 Orange County brushes with famous folks in '08 are unveiled.   1) Newpo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Sexploitation Producer, Rocker Among Those Who Flood Rohrabacher Coffers

    Dana Rohrabacher, Vietnam War, combat duty, House of Representatives, Huntington Beach, Wall Street, PACs, Debbie Cook, Sammy Hagar, Sierra Club, oil drilling, California, Robert F. Kennedy, assassination, R. Scott Moxley, OC Weekly, presidential candidate, Los Angeles hotel, Lloyd Kaufman, NSA

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007
  • Music

    October 11, 2007

    Re-running With the Devil

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

  • Features

    October 19, 2006

    Best of OC, Nos. 76 to 100

    From Christina Dolce to Holy Hour

  • Film

    April 14, 2005

    Honk if You Love Mickey . . . and Marilyn!

    Guerrilla artist tries to get bigger than his billboards in The Art and Crimes of Ron English

  • Features

    December 30, 2004

    Diary of A Mad Year

    2004 regurgitated

  • Features

    December 30, 2004

    Diary of a Loud County

    The Year In Live Reviews

  • Columns

    November 25, 2004
  • Music

    August 26, 2004
  • Film

    September 13, 2001

    Whole Lotta Love

    Mark Wahlberg, movie star

  • Columns

    December 14, 2000

    Santa Lost

    'Jesus, Santa, that wasnt nice!

  • Music

    March 30, 2000

    Math-Clup Pop Stars

    Night of the Disappearing Nerf Herders

  • Culture

    December 23, 1999

    Road to Nowhere

    Irvines Car Culture is desperately in need of speed