Eddie Van Halen. The end of an era.

On October 6, 2020 I lost my musical hero and the world lost a legend. Wolfgang Van Halen lost his father, and fittingly he is the one who made the sad and shocking announcement to the world. While celebrities around the world made heart-felt tributes, I thought of the little things. I thought of the [...]

Will Van Halen release more archive material ?

Van Halen has famously been tight lipped over the course of their long career. In addition to infrequently recording albums, they have also shied away from extensive box sets. While many bands cash in on remastered editions of previous albums by including bonus tracks, previously unreleased songs, and even behind-the-scenes footage, Eddie and company have [...]

Mitch Malloy reacts to Van Halen’s disastrous 1996 “comeback” with David Lee Roth.

In 1996, during the MTV video music awards an astonishing thing happened. To present an award for artist Beck, the mighty Van Halen was introduced to do the honors. As Eddie, Alex and Michael walked out from behind the curtain, just behind them appeared a familiar form. David Lee Roth sauntered onstage with his long-estranged [...]