The Steinberger headless guitar…no more mystery.

A little over a year ago I acquired a Steinberger Spirit. You know, the “headless” guitar that seemed so alien when it came to fairly widespread attention back in the eighties. Thanks to prominent players like Eddie Van Halen, and Geddy Lee (Steinberger Bass) amongst others. However even today it still remains a bit of [...]

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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 [...]

Joshua Jones, the evolution of a new guitar hero.

Josh Jones has the fire and chops. Legendary musicians have praised his guitar playing across social media, people like David Coverdale, Derek Sherinian, and Mike Portnoy. After hearing his playing myself, I knew I wanted to document Joshua's journey early on, because I think we will be hearing more from this guy. Watch our interview [...]

Claudia Stavola – a conversation about creativity.

Stand-up comedian Claudia Stavola is known for her decidedly non-politically correct routines. She's not outrageous just for the sake of it, rather she points out honest observations that we all know but can't mention in polite conversation. In addition to her career in comedy she is working on her first book 100 Things to Hate [...]