van-halen in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

MARK TREMONTI On MAMMOTH WVH's Debut Album: 'It Put A Big Smile On My Face When I Heard It'

ALTER BRIDGE guitarist and TREMONTI frontman Mark Tremonti has praised the debut album from MAMMOTH WVH, the solo band of former VAN HALEN bassist Wolfgang Van Halen. Wolfgang played bass on TREMONTI's "Cauterize" and "Dust" albums and was part of TREMONTI's touring band in 2013. Speaking about the overwhelmingly positive response to "Mammoth WVH", Mark ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DAVID LEE ROTH Fires Back At GENE SIMMONS

David Lee Roth has fired back at Gene Simmons over the KISS bassist/vocalist's recent comment about the VAN HALEN frontman. Roth performed as the opening act for the February/March 2020 North American leg of KISS's farewell tour, but is not making any appearances on the rescheduled KISS shows which kicked off on August 18 in ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch FATES WARNING Drummer BOBBY JARZOMBEK Perform With Country Legend GEORGE STRAIT In Las Vegas

FATES WARNING and Sebastian Bach drummer Bobby Jarzombek performed with George Strait during the legendary country music artist's two-night stand at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada over the weekend. Fan-filmed video footage of the concerts can be seen below. Jarzombek joined Strait's nine-member ACE IN THE HOLE band earlier this year. The group includes ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SABATON Announces 'The War To End All Wars' Album

Swedish metallers SABATON have announced their new album "The War To End All Wars". The band stated about the upcoming disc: "For almost two decades we have been singing about historical battles and wars from all over the world. "Two years have passed since the release of our latest album 'The Great War', a concept ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MAMMOTH WVH Cancels Tour Dates With GUNS N' ROSES After 'Member Of Touring Personnel' Tests Positive For COVID-19

MAMMOTH WVH has canceled two shows as the opening act for GUNS N' ROSES after a member of the Wolfgang Van Halen-fronted band's "touring personnel" tested positive for COVID-19. Wolfgang shared the news of the cancelation in a statement on his social media earlier tonight. He wrote: "MAMMOTH WVH will not be performing tonight in ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DAVID LEE ROTH Shares 'La Covida' Artwork

Since April 2020, VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth has spent much of his time creating COVID-themed drawings — he calls them comics — and then sharing the finished works on his social media channels. His latest three pieces of artwork, including two that he calls "Dixie" and "La Covida", can be found below. According ...

Read more

Posted in: News

WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Blasts Bands Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Performances: 'That's Lame As Hell'

Former VAN HALEN bassist and current MAMMOTH WVH frontman Wolfgang Van Halen has blasted bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TESLA's FRANK HANNON Confirms COVID-19 Diagnosis: 'I Have Not Been Able To Move All Week In Pain'

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon has confirmed that he recently tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Hannon publicly acknowledged his diagnosis on the same day that TESLA announced it was postponing its next few shows due to members of the touring party contracting COVID-19. As BLABBERMOUTH.NET reported yesterday, TESLA played the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TESLA 'Postpones' Shows Due To Multiple COVID-19 Cases

TESLA has announced that it is "postponing" its next few shows due to members of the touring party contracting COVID-19. No further details have been made available, but the band "look forward to returning to the road soon," according to a statement released earlier today. As BLABBERMOUTH.NET reported yesterday, TESLA played the first two shows ...

Read more

Posted in: News

QUEEN's BRIAN MAY Blasts Anti-Vaxxers: 'They're Fruitcakes'

QUEEN's Brian May has commented on Eric Clapton's recent announcement that he will no longer perform at any venues that require attendees to show proof of vaccination. The announcement came after U.K. prime minister Boris Johnson's mandate that "vaccine passports" be required for entrance into nightclubs and venues by the end of September. "I love ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TED NUGENT: 'Technology Has Literally Deterred People From Practicing The Guitar'

In a new interview with retired boxer David "Niño" Rodriguez, legendary rocker Ted Nugent was asked is today's rock music has lost its soul. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "A big hallelujah that Freddie Mercury's gift of talent and soulfulness, musical creativity and adventure that so enriched everyone's lives. QUEEN's music and Freddie Mercury's ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BILLY SHEEHAN: Why I Moved From Los Angeles To Nashville

During an appearance on a video podcast hosted by Todd Kerns, the bassist of SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS, legendary bassist Billy Sheehan discussed his decision to move to Nashville in 2017 after living in Los Angeles for more than three decades. Referencing the fact that Nashville is internationally known for country music, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY: 'VAN HALEN Was An Incredible Band'

In a recent interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, AEROSMITH's Joe Perry offered his opinion on VAN HALEN as well as the legacy of the band's late guitarist Eddie Van Halen, who is widely considered to be one of the most influential rock musicians of all time. "Eddie was the leader in a whole new generation ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TESLA To Release New Single 'Cold Blue Steel' This Month

Veteran Northern California rockers TESLA will release a brand new single, "Cold Blue Steel", on August 27. In a new interview with Rob Rush Radio, guitarist Frank Hannon told described the track, which he co-wrote with singer Jeff Keith, as "a very real-sounding rock and roll new song. It's influenced by [late LYNYRD SKYNYRD singer] ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch New Lineup Of RATT Perform At WAUKESHA COUNTY FAIR

Video footage of RATT's July 23 performance at the Waukesha County Fair at the Waukesha County Expo Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin can be seen below. Guitarist Frankie Lindia made his live debut with RATT on June 24 at the Lakes Jam in Brainerd, Minnesota. He joined the band for its summer 2021 tour dates following ...

Read more

Posted in: News