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RIP to guitar god Eddie Van Halen

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 6:17 PM (PST)

There are no words for how sad I am about the passing of Eddie Van Halen. The rock icon succumbed to cancer and left behind a huge, untouchable legacy. I like Van Halen better than fucking Led Zep, ok?! The guitarist forever changed the landscape of modern sound and inspired so many with his unfathomable compositions and dizzying talent. I listened to “Runnin’ With The Devil” tonight after I was done ugly crying and throwing up once and got goosebumps on my arms during the solo even though, like you, I have heard it a hundred thousand times.

Thank you so much Eddie for all you gave us! It was a thrill of my life to play briefly in a EVH and Motley tribute show and get to open for Jake E. Lee and it was so fun playing your songs on a stage and imagining what it was like for you guys. “Unchained” is the funnest song to sing in the world. It was touching to see Sammy offer condolences to Wolf. This is just brutal. No one has ever replicated what you did the same way.

A band who could combine humor, soul, pop, technical prowess, fun, sadness, theatrics and so much more. A person who encompassed it all. A legend.

Please play “Dreams” loudly tonight or any song from any era and just LOVE it all.

We’ll get higher and higher
Straight up we’ll climb
We’ll get higher and higher
Leave it all behind

 

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Quality live albums have somewhat, frankly, become a rare breed. Sure you have Iced Earth’s Alive In Athens which was made in 1999 (not THAT long ago) but these days it’s far more common to have a golden live moment caught on Youtube, be it a funny blooper, a raging Black Label Society set or Florence & The Machine filling in for Foo Fighters (no pressure) yet still easing into Glastonbury this year like she (Welch) was reclaiming a mystical throne whilst blowing away the uneven Kanye set. Dax Riggs bootlegs are always reliable for bluesy psych/glam rock from the ex-Acid Bath singer. Tearist released a live debut for a full length and it really shook up the noise/art rock scene and created amazing possibilities anew. There’s standbys like Nirvana or Alice In Chains Unplugged. The new Rotting Christ 2x live bad boy is streaming HERE.

Maybe I’m showing my age here but I’d argue though that I have yet to be knocked on my ass by a live release
from many newer bands (here’s a DVD exception). Most of the ones on this list of mine are still more
established than not. Maybe I’m wrong but it seems to be a hurting art form. Cuz bands fuckin’ fake shit in the studio, hahaha.

Here are twelve true bangers, IMO. Some of these even have accompanying footage! Cuz, y’know…we can do that stuff now!

See which twelve artists made the list BELOW.

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Is Winter still the most metal season?

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 6:38 AM (PST)

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It was 8:30 in the morning. I did a wake and bake, drank some coffee and a glass of water and put on I, Frankenstein. As a way to start an overcast day, it was pretty metal. Granted, this work of high cinema is about as close to Citizen Kane as my balls are to the pale and nimble fingers of the (sadly fictional) Nocturna right now, but it was nonetheless an entertaining film. There are cheezeballdemon vampires, crazy gargoyles and special effects (emphasis on special) hanging out in around Underworld sequels budget territory, I’d gather. I know this was a rather heckled film but personally, I fuckin love Frankenstein. Several girlfriends ago I used to drink really dirty martinis alone in bed and watch Van Helsing on repeat, so this was not too much of a “slumming” situation forme. Anyway, the opening of the “film” showed Frank and Dr. Frank in a rather icy territory as the narrator Aaron Eckhart solemnly intones ,”I was cast into being in the winter of 1795.”

Click HERE for more. Will it be “Dirty Black Summer” ala Danzig that wins or did Game Of Thrones make Winter the most metal forever? Are snowy wastelands played out and for poseurs ? Isn’t Winterfylleth one of the best bands out there?

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Brad Whitford says Sammy Hagar almost joined Aerosmith

Posted by Metal Dude on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 7:00 PM (PST)

In a recent interview on VH1’s “That Metal Show”, Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford revealed that the band considered hiring former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar as a replacement for their lead singer Steven Tyler, whose relapse into drug use and onstage injury led the band to cancel a U.S. tour and push back work on a new album back in 2010.

Brad explained:

“We had to talk about it — maybe we could put a different name on it and bring somebody else in? We spoke to Sammy and he was really excited about it. I love Sammy. It was like, ‘Oh, man, this would be so cool!’ But it all started to come back together on its own.”

Despite his ongoing drug use, Tyler and the rest of his bandmates in Aerosmith did in fact settle their differences, and they are releasing a new album on November 6th called Music From Another Dimension.

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Details on new music and tour from Van Halen surface

Posted by Metal Dude on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 6:27 PM (PST)

According to the unofficial Van Halen website Van Halen News Desk, the band will announce the first details of its upcoming tour next Tuesday (January 3rd), with tickets set to go on sale a week later. The website also mentions that their as-yet-untitled long-awaited new album is supposed to be out on February 7, 2012, with the first single and video set to premiere on January 10. This will be the band’s first release with original singer David Lee Roth since 1984 (despite the title, it was technically released on December 31, 1983, making this their first release with Dave in 29 years).

The band will regroup next year for a world tour. Earlier this week, they announced that tickets will be available starting on January 10th, supposedly the same day their new single and video gets premiered.

Van Halen released their last full-length studio album, Van Halen III, back in 1998.

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Van Halen joins Interscope Records?

Posted by Metal Dude on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 3:45 PM (PST)

According to the unofficial Van Halen website Van Halen News Desk, the band has apparently signed a deal with Interscope Records. The band’s already completed new studio album — its first since 1984 to feature original singer David Lee Roth — is now expected to arrive early next year. Stay tuned for updates, as official details surface.

In other news, the Grammys are hinting strongly that Van Halen will make their announcement at the Grammy Nominations Concert held in Los Angeles on November 30th. Fans will be able to watch the announcement live on CBS.

Van Halen released their last full-length studio album, Van Halen III, back in 1998.

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