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Yesterday | Houston Press

Austin's OBN IIIs Are No Retro-Rock Chumps

With unlimited sweat, furious finesse and hook-heavy musical manners, Austin's OBN IIIs are the bastard child of Flamin' Groovies and Radio Birdman, just as their latest slab Live in San Francisco documents.


Related Topix: The Flamin' Groovies, Pop/Rock, Downtown (San Francisco, CA), Indie, Hercules

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Guitar World

Eddie Van Halen's 'Spanish Fly' Played on Piano - Video

Below, check out a recently posted clip of keyboardist Derek Sherinian playing Eddie Van Halen's acoustic guitar instrumental "Spanish Fly" on piano.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Progressive-Rock, Dream Theater

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Fox News

Hagar: VH botched reunion

Rocker Sammy Hagar and wife Kari arrive for the 16th annual Keep Memory Alive "Power of Love Gala" and 70th birthday celebration for Muhammad Ali at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada February 18, 2012.


Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Pop/Rock, Entertainment

Sat Aug 16, 2014

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Sammy Hagar Pays Tribute to and Shares Memories of Robin Williams

Like so many other people, Sammy Hagar was a big fan of Robin Williams , who died of an apparent suicide this August 11 at age 63. Speaking with ABC News Radio, the Red Rocker describes Williams as the "most brilliant, original frickin' comedian I've ever seen," adding, "even the way he brought that to the big screen as an actor, he brought that ... (more)


Related Topix: Red Rock, AZ, Pop/Rock, Suicide

Thu Aug 14, 2014


This Day in Music History: August 14th

2003: The Northeast Blackout of 2003 caused Bob Dylan, The Stooges & the Aerosmith/Kiss co-headlining tour to cancel tonight's scheduled concerts.


Related Topix: Jackson Browne, Pop/Rock, US Politics, John McCain, US News, Extreme

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: Education Tech on Three-Year Hot Streak

This year is shaping up to be the third consecutive strong year for education technology investment as venture investors continue to pour money into the sector.


Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Internet, Science / Technology, Pop/Rock, Amazon

Wall Street Journal

DripDrop Gets Rock Star Backing for Its Rehydration Product

That is why Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar, Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir and solo instrumentalist Joe Satriani have joined in a $5.6 million funding round for San Francisco-based DripDrop Inc., a company that says it will be the first to offer a medical-grade rehydration drink that actually has a pleasant taste.


Related Topix: Grateful Dead, Pop/Rock

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Live Design Online

ISI Supports Sammy Hagar With Martin Audio W8LC System

St. LouisIronman Sound Industries recently supported a sold-out Sammy Hagar concert in the Maryland Heights Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre with a Martin Audio W8LC speaker system.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Something Else! Reviews

David Lee Roth or Sammy Hagar?: Michael Anthony mulls over the great Van Halen debate

Over his lengthy stint in Van Halen, Michael Anthony stood beside two of the most distinctive frontmen in rock history - David Lee Roth between 1974-85 and Sammy Hagar from 1985-96.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Wed Aug 06, 2014

OC Weekly

The Relaxed Rebels of Rebelution

A rehearsal space adjacent to the Burbank airport is almost as far away as a band can get from the rigors of the road.


Related Topix: Rebelution, Pop/Rock, Costa Mesa, CA, Isla Vista, CA, Music, Entertainment

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Guitar World

EVH Unveils Stripe Series "Circles" Guitar

EVH has announced the release of one of the most requested guitars Eddie Van Halen has played over the years, the EVH Stripe Series "Circles" guitar made famous by Van Halen's 1981 "Unchained" music video.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Toto holds the line, 36 years later

Guitar ace Steve Lukather was in such high demand in the 1980s that he had to turn down concert tour offers from Joni Mitchell, Elton John and Miles Davis.


Related Topix: Toto, Pop/Rock, Steve Lukather, Dance, Black Entertainment, Michael Jackson

KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud

Sammy Hagar + Friends Take Fans on 'A Journey Through the History of Rock'

If there is indeed only one way to rock then Sammy Hagar is a true virtuoso at the craft.


Related Topix: Red Rock, AZ, Pop/Rock, Led Zeppelin

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Guitar World

David Lee Roth's Unaccompanied Vocal Track from Van Halen's ...

"Running With the Devil" began the career of one of rock's most enduring bands with quite a bang.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Daily Mail

Sophia Bush pays tribute to rock band Van Halen with retro tour...

Marriage suits her! Newlywed Cheryl Hines is all smiles on family boat trip with her new husband Robert Kennedy Jr a day after their star-studded wedding at Kennedy compound Heartbroken mother discovers dead baby daughter in the back of her 90-degree car after forgetting the child was with her when she rushed inside to use the restroom Ebola scare ... (more)


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Wedding, Sophia Bush

Sun Aug 03, 2014


Steven Tyler stars in 'Hot In Cleveland'

Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler was the special guest in Hot In Cleveland's animated episode this week.


Related Topix: Hot in Cleveland, Entertainment, Television, Aerosmith, Pop/Rock, Valerie Bertinelli

Sat Aug 02, 2014

Daily Herald

Notable deaths last week

He was 94. Roth, the uncle of Van Halen singer David Lee Roth, died July 25. As boisterous as his loud-mouthed nephew, Roth was a good man to know during a special place and time -- when Greenwich Village was a mecca for upcoming artists and bohemians, where on a given night, you might see Woody Allen doing standup, or take in performances by ... (more)


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, David Lee Roth, Peter, Paul & Mary, Folk, New Castle, IN

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Globe and Mail

Former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar delivers a white rum with rock-star pedigree

The ex-Van Halen front man and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee who struck it really, really rich as a tequila tycoon is now singing the sweet praises of rum.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Tequila, Liquor, San Lucas, CA


Sammy Hagar throws a party at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

If there's one thing you can say about Sammy Hagar, it's this. The man knows how to throw a party.


Related Topix: Red Rock, AZ, Hard-Rock, Pop/Rock, Led Zeppelin

Wed Jul 30, 2014


Will David Lee Roth put out a new album before Van Halen does?

During Van Halen's intimate press show at New York City's Cafe Wha? club, David Lee Roth shares his story about being a kid hanging out in Cafe Wha? with the club's owner, his Uncle Manny.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, David Lee Roth