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Van Halen

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    April 17, 2014

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    House of Blues

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    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

    April 29, 2013

    OC's Wild Child Picked to Perform on "The World's Greatest Tribute Bands"

    Though they're normally used to being sought after on the local level at venues like the Coach House or House of Blues Anaheim, OC native Dave Brock and his Doors tribute band Wild Child are taking the art form of playing another band's songs to a whole new level. The band have recently been selecte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Five '70s Metal Bands Who Are Better Than Black Sabbath

    By: Nicholas PellOk, we get it. You like Sabbath. Everyone does. But there's a whole big world out there of '70s metal bands that goes beyond Sabbath -- even beyond Sir Lord Baltimore, if you can believe that. The '70s offered so much in the way of doom-and-gloom heaviness that it's criminal so many ... 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

    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

    September 17, 2012

    Top Five Funniest Songs from '80s WWF Album 'Piledriver'

    See Also: *Jerry "The King" Lawler's Top Five Musical Moments (Get Well Soon!)*Going for the Gold: Five 2012 Rap Songs To Inspire Our Olympic Team*Monday Night Raw's Six Most Memorable Music Moments Last week marked 25 years since the release of Piledriver: The Wrestling Album II. While its predece ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Iron Maiden - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - 8/9/12

    Iron Maiden Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 8/9/12 See Also: *Aerosmith at the Hollywood Bowl *Van Halen at the Honda Center *Quicksand at the Glass House Southern California is a second home for the British based heavy metal legends, Iron Maiden. Their classic live album, Live After Death was recor ... 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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 7, 2012

    Van Halen

    Honda Center

  • Music

    May 24, 2012

    Concerts Sprawling With Sound

    [Summer Guide 2012] The perfect aural schedule for your OC summer

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    The Black Keys Vs. Nickelback and The Death of The Rock Feud

    ​This week, Pat Carney of The Black Keys 'apologized' to Nickelback regarding his 'controversial' yet true comments about the Canadian quintet. In my eyes, the drummer of the Akron-bred band had no reason to apologize, true or not true. Over the past decade or so, rock (not hip-hop, which deserves ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Pepperland Music in Orange

    ​Here are the top five this week from Pepperland Music, 850 N. Tustin St. in Orange, (714) 639-0909.This week's top seller is the new Paul McCartney album, Kisses on the Bottom, on vinyl -- the guys at Pepperland have been selling a lot of vinyl lately.

  • 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

    January 6, 2012

    Van Halen Announce Tour Dates: Staples Center on June 1, Honda Center June 12

    ​Van Halen finally announced their tour dates today, and it is massive. The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced the dates at an intimate performance in New York's Café Wha?. The tour will begin on Feb. 18., with Kool & The Gang joining Van Halen for select tour dates. And as the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 5, 2012
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    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

    June 9, 2011

    Tag, You're It: Singer Justin Suitor From Railroad to Alaska Interviews Singer Brandon Seger From OMAHA

    Tag, You're It is Heard Mentality's weekly interview feature. The concept is simple: One local artist picks another local artist to interview, then the interviewee becomes the interviewer of an artist of his or her choice the following week.Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Upon meeting Brandon Seger ... 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

    March 4, 2011

    Sammy Hagar Coming to Huntington Beach to Sign His Book

    ​Yup, Sammy Hagar wrote an autobiography. Called Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock, it's set for release on March 15 via It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. This momentous news prompted news blogger Matt Coker to ask, "When they ask Sammy when he'll be ready to sign, will he yell, ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011
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    December 31, 2010

    TGIF: The New Year's Lowdown

    Myspace.comAtomic Punks Irvine Lake Festival July 10, 2010​Friday night is New Year's Eve--we know what you'll be doing, and we know what we hope we'll be doing, at least. So out of the eight million options available, we want you to start out with Rebelution NYE at the House of Blues in Anaheim, ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    Atomic Punks

    Atomic Punks

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Comics Writer Charles Soule Talks About '27' and Death, You Know

    Renzo Podesta; Inset: W. Scott Forbes​​There's a perverse romance to the rock 'n' roll aesthetic of living fast, dying young and leaving a beautiful corpse. The fatalistic edict is both empowering and life-affirming, even if it's ultimately just an over-the-top, immature "fuck you" to one's mort ... More >>

  • Music

    May 20, 2010

    Kaki King, Inadvertent Guitar Goddess

    Playing guitar comes easy, overcoming boredom is hard

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Over the Weekend: Ratt on Saturday at the House of Blues, Anaheim

    The Hype: With massive rock geek fest NAMM in town, the House of Blues Anaheim wisely booked 1980s glam metal faves Ratt. In case you missed the memo, the San Diego band (or at least that's where they formed back in the '70s) is gearing up for the release of Infestation, their first album in over ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009
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    June 11, 2009

    Incoming: Jet at the House of Blues Anaheim

    Hey, you remember Jet. Right? Australian dudes? Sound (and look) kind of like a more '70s rock-oriented Oasis? Pitchfork posted a review of their 2006 Shine On album that was simply a nine-second video of a monkey drinking his own pee? Sure, now you remember. Well, the band that spawned all those mi ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    David Spade

    Irvine Improv

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    January 19, 2009

    NAMM Stories: Reports From the Frontlines

    Photo by Andrew YoussefBY RYAN RITCHIEApparently, scoring a ticket to the NAMM show is like the hair farmer version of acceptance into Disneyland's Club 33. Just ask my friend Brian, who was turned away from the event on Saturday even though I pleaded with the press people using my otherwise indefen ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009
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    December 6, 2007
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    December 6, 2007

    Ace of Spades

    David Spade

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    November 29, 2007

    Steep Learning Curve

    Don Caballero’s Jazzbo Metal Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

  • Music

    October 11, 2007

    Re-running With the Devil

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

  • Music

    July 19, 2007

    For Those About to Schlock . . .

    KNAC/DC supply the metal, you shout at the devil

  • Culture

    June 28, 2007

    A Spoonful of Sugar

    Forward into the past at Disneylands Storybook Memories exhibit

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Rage Against Irrelevancy

    Does RATMs left hook still have punch?

  • 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 3, 2002

    The Club Crawl

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