Tag: Van Halen

Music, Popdose Roundtable

Off on the Wrong Foot: the Art of Album Sequencing

A rollicking Popdose Roundtable that explains why you've been listening to Rumours in the wrong order, among other things....

Contests, News

Popdose Contest: Win Van Halen’s new CD, “A Different Kind of Truth!”

Sing it Dave! Win the new VH cd!...

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Van Halen, “A Different Kind of Truth”

Popdose reviews the big Van Halen/David Lee Roth reunion. Was it worth it?...


2012 Outlook: Of Montreal, Van Halen & Fun

Looking ahead to this long year, Popdose singles out three high-profile February releases....


Call It a Comeback: Black Sabbath, “Heaven and Hell”

As the '80s began, it seemed metal legends Black Sabbath were ending. But a new singer and a new album changed all that, for a time....


Van Halen Leadoff Singles, 1978-2012

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

Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday Rewind: “Better Off Dead”

The last of the Soundtrack Saturday reruns revisits one of the column's first posts, about the John Cusack classic Better Off Dead....

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...

Music, News

2012 Outlook: Van Halen’s PR Company Is Sybil

So VH is hitting the road! Maybe! Unless they deny it! Again! ...


Thank You for the Music!

Join the Popdose Staff as they say "Thank You" to the people that introduced them to the music that shaped their lives....

Desert Island Discs, Music

Desert Island Discs with Matthew Chojnacki, “Put The Needle On The Record”

Author Matthew Chojnacki has a tremendous new book devoted to the great cover art found on 7" & 12" vinyl singles in the '80s. Here are his...

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...



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....


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 7/22/11 (Shut Up and Play! – My favorite instrumentals)

Don't you just wish you could just enjoy your favorite bands without a singer getting in the way for once? Your wish is this week's Popdose...


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 55

Here we go again. Van Halen vs Van Hagar. Which side are you on? Dave Steed lets you make the call via 12 of their minor hits. ...


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...


Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 16

After a three-month hiatus, Jeff, Jason, and Dave are back to rip apart a Billboard Top 10 from 1985. It's the Popdose Podcast,...


Music, Popdose Flashback '91

Popdose Flashback ’91: Baby Animals, “Baby Animals”

Popdose goes back to 1991 with the debut album from Australia's Baby Animals....


Mellowmas, Music

The Tenth Day of Mellowmas: Selloutmas

Just in case your holidays weren't bland enough, Train and Coca-Cola have joined forces to "shake" them "up."...


Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 15

In a world filled with awkward family holiday reunions, three men gather to remind you that it could be worse: you could be a Brady or...


Friday Night Videos!, Music

Friday Night Videos!: The Hits of 1986

If you’re holding your breath for the day MTV starts playing music videos again, let it go. It’s never going to happen, not while...


Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Van Halen, “Little Guitars”

A strong, effective piece of songwriting that blended hard rock with some new wave leanings, you hear an unexpected poignancy in "Little...


Listmania, Music

Listmania: Top 50 Rhythm Sections (#35-21)

We're counting down our Top 50 favorite rhythm sections of all time! See who made the list as we look at numbers 35 through 21....


Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Back to School”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE You’ve heard the ads, you’ve probably marked your calendar, gone to school orientations, bought clothes,...


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...


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...


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 95

Dave Steed tackles the letter V this week, running down minor hits from Luther Vandross, Randy VanWarmer, and...Bobby Vinton?...


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...


Caught on Tape, Music

Caught on Tape: New Orleans, Van Halen Style

Steven Rosen's series of journalistic remembrances continues with a look back at a wild weekend spent in the company of the one and only...