Eddie Van Halen Explains Tour Postponement

Van Halen is denying that their tour has been postponed due to band conflict. Eddie Van Halen says: "We bit off more than we could chew. This record [the recently released A Different Kind Of Truth] took a lot out of us," says the guitarist. "And we »»

Van Halen Releasing Exclusive Single To Record Stores

Van Halen will be releasing an exclusive 7" vinyl single of "She's A Woman" to independent record stores.  It will be given away with copies of A Different Kind Of Truth, whether purchased on CD or vinyl.  Expect a good percentage of kids buying th »»

Van Halen Returns To Madison Square Garden

Van Halen's "A Different Kind Of Truth" tour rolled into MSG, bringing all the confetti and David Lee Roth that the crowd could handle.  The show featured an actual dance floor on the stage for Dave to bust a move on, plus a sober Eddie Van Halen an »»

Eddie Van Halen Donates 75 Guitars To Public Schools

Eddie Van Halen has donated 75 of his personal guitars to LA-area schools, as a part of the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation.  Eddie has said that he's donating them to help schools with the tough financial times that they're dealing with.  Eddie is c »»

Van Halen Announce Tour Dates And New Album

After playing a warmup gig in New York, Van Halen has announced the full schedule for their upcoming reunion tour.  The North American tour will kick off at the end of February, and the new album will launch around the same time.  The shows will pr »»

Van Halen To Play Reunion Gig This Thursday

The newly reunited Van Halen will play a show this Thursday in a New York club.  Word is that it'll be a 45 minute set, in preparation for a new single and album to released in February.  This will mark the band's first show since 2008, as they pre »»

Sammy Hagar Claims New Van Halen Record Is All Old Stuff

The war of words between Van Halen and Sammy Hagar has picked up again in full force, as Hagar claims that the new Van Halen CD will just be leftover material from previous records, with David Lee Roth's vocals added to it.  In the interview, Hagar »»

Van Halen Is Back!

Van Halen has been signed to a record deal with Interscope Records. The deal is set to include touring, merchandising, marketing, and recording. Also included? David Lee Roth. The Grammy Foundation has been hinting that Van Halen may be performing at »»

MGF Reviews The Smashing Pumpkins - If All Goes Wrong [DVD]

The only way that Corgan was going to achieve what he wanted with these residencies was to keep in mind that for every two people who just wanted to hear the old hits, there were a few young (or old) fans who still cared, and play the hell out of the new songs for them and them only. ... »»

MGF Reviews Night Ranger - Hole in the Sun

Unfortunately for Night Ranger, they're one of those acts that engender slight embarrassment when you say you like them. I know that I feel that way when I admit it. All of the red faces can be broken down to two words: "Sister Christian". ... »»

Short Attention Span Theater

Come inside, come inside. There's some musical philosophy, a review of a free EP, a rant against posers, fun, frivolity, and a whole heaping helping of snark. Poppin' Off on the Top This week's Top 10 Hot Modern Rock Singles, as per Billboard.com: 1. Foo Fighters, "Long Road to Ruin" Not to offend all the Grohl Trolls out there, but I keep wanting to be as impressed by the Foos as everyone else seems to be and I'm still not getting it. I loved the first album when it came out; I was too young and stupid to realize I was listening to Nirvana's reject bin. Every album since then, they've delved more and more into power pop to the point that I'm a little embarrassed to call them "rock" anymore. Dave is a talented songwriter and musician, and his side projects rarely if ever miss. His voice, though, is just too soothing and sedate to do justice to the songs he's writing. If "Long Road to Ruin" was made by Maroon 5 or someone rather than a band that everyone already respects, it would be written off as the lightweight trifle that it really is. »»

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