Tag: Sammy Hagar

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Podcast

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Episode 2: Jason Bonham

Jason Bonham checks in with the podcast to talk about working with Phil Collins, Sammy Hagar, the 2007 Led Zeppelin reunion and his current...

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Podcast

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Episode 1: “Van Halen Rising” Author Greg Renoff

Matt Wardlaw and D.X. Ferris are joined by author Greg Renoff to discuss Van Halen Rising, his popular new book that covers the early years...

The Vinyl Diaries

The Vinyl Diaries: Aerosmith, “Done with Mirrors”

Remember when Aerosmith’s Music from Another Dimension was supposed to be the band’s return to rockin’ form, a Seventies-style...

Music, Podcast, The Matt 'N' Jeff Radio Hour

The Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, Episode 25: Joe Satriani

The gang celebrate their 25th episode with a visit from a guitar legend....

Music, Podcast, Popdose Interviews, The Matt 'N' Jeff Radio Hour

The Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, Episode 19: Kenny Aronoff

Kenny Aronoff. For liner notes geeks like you and me, the name alone conjures up at the very least, the thought of that one really awesome...

Music, Podcast, The Matt 'N' Jeff Radio Hour

The Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, Episode 9: Jim Peterik

When you get an offer to speak with a guy like Jim Peterik, it’s an opportunity that you really sink your teeth into. As Jeff points...

James Hetfield

Music, Popdose Lists

Top 5 Music Autobiographies That Need to Be Written

There are a lot of great music autobiographies out there, but there are great ones still to be written. Chris Holmes counts down the Top 5....

Music

Van Halen Leadoff Singles, 1978-2012

How does Tattoo stack up against the first singles from Van Halen albums past? Here's a look...

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Nerf Herder’s “Van Halen” (1996)

In 1996, after a decade and a half of high but rapidly diminishing record sales and influence, Van Halen was suddenly a hot band again, and...

Mellowmas, Music

The Seventeenth Day of Mellowmas: Cabo Flippity Wabo Flops

As it turns out, Santa has a bit of a drinking problem...

Death by Power Ballad, Music

Death by Power Ballad: Chickenfoot, “Different Devil”

Chickenfoot writes a mature rock song about adult relationships. Imagine that ......

Consumerism, Music, Popdose Roundtable

Popdose Roundtable: Over-merchandised Artists

From chicken to coffee and Jimmy Buffett to Ryan Tedder, the Popdose staff recounts those musicians whose merchandising presences are...

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Music

Popdose Roundtable: Streaming Chickenfoot’s “Big Foot” (and Striking Up the VH Debate Again)

Your Popdose staff gathers 'round the new Chickenfoot single and can't help arguing about Van Halen. Again....

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Death by Power Ballad, Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Sammy Hagar, “Halfway to Memphis”

Death by Power Ballad returns, with Rob Smith discussing Sammy Hagar's book, unheralded albums, and terrific power ballad "Halfway to...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince in Los Angeles, June ’88

Matt Wardlaw shares some Fresh Prince bootleg love and, using Bootleg City's long-distance calling plan, shares his thoughts with Gary...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Tonic in Minnesota, July ’10

Let’s cut to the chase on today’s edition of Bootleg City. While I could tell you a story about the time Mayor Cass took a...

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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 21

Bottom Feeders is on Cloud 9 this week with solo material from the Red Rocker, a Blondie and a Beatle. ...

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Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday: “The Sure Thing”

John Cusack goes on a cross-country journey with Daphne Zuniga to find The Sure Thing and Kelly Stitzel finally decides to go along...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Billy Squier, “Don’t Say No: 30th Anniversary Edition”

30 years.  Jesus. Really?  I was in Chicago earlier this summer and had a brief visit with my longtime frenemy and Popdose colleague...

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DVD Reviews, Film, Music

DVD Review: Chickenfoot, “Get Your Buzz On Live”

Chickenfoot.  When word of the band name of Sammy Hagar’s new “supergroup” leaked out, half the internet responded by...

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Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Van Halen, “Love Walks In”

Rob Smith gets back into the "Dave vs. Sammy" argument in this week's Death by Power Ballad column on Van Halen's "Love Walks In," on on...

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Music, Ticket Stub

Ticket Stub: Sammy Hagar in San Francisco, May ’79

Walking through the mobile home that functioned as the broadcast headquarters for the West Texas radio station KWES-FM, we made a stop in...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Night Ranger in Los Angeles, September ’85

This holiday season will offer you 7 Wishes. But what will you wish for first? Will it be the Jack Blades posable action figure? Dressed...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Kiss, “Sonic Boom”

Any good label manager would tell you: don’t name your album something a reviewer could turn into a catchy, snarky counterpoint. But...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Sammy Hagar, “Marching to Mars”

Scott Malchus returns to the basement for another week, and regales us with the story of how Sammy Hagar sparked a personal epiphany....

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 7/17/09

“Favorite Zeroes” “Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.”—Sergei...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Supergroup … or Superdud?”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE On paper, it sounds like a moneymaking formula: take individual members from successful bands, put them together...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Cinco de Mayo!”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE You know, of all the alcoholidays that grace us yearly, I would venture to guess that Cinco de Mayo is going to...

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DVD Reviews

DVD Review: “South Park: The Complete Twelfth Season”

South Park: The Complete Twelfth Season (2009, Paramount) purchase this DVD collection from Amazon: DVD | Blu-ray I haven’t been a...

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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 38

I’ve gotten bored with what I’ve been listening to lately, so recently I went back into my collection to dig out CDs I...