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Report: Van Halen squashes rumors of not getting along, they just want to take a break and take it easy…

Van Halen was quick to respond to rumors that were started by Rollingstone magazine, and other music fans. The band wants to set the record straight, that the band, Van Halen, still get along and love each other like brothers. Even Dave and Eddie are both best friends, still. It’s just that the past 18 months overwhelmed the band, and they just want to enjoy the summer for themselves. I can’t blame them!

I have always been a fan of Van Halen, still am too. Glad the guys are all good and cool.

Read the band’s write up about it, here.

Kev

Report: Van Halen postpones summer tour dates for reason not yet known, band not getting along again???

Van Halen announced, the band have postponed their Summer tour but they haven’t explained why. Sources say, the band haven’t been getting along again.

More on the story, here.

It wouldn’t surprise me if David L.R., and Eddie are fighting again. What do you expect when you bring back two icons of rock n’ roll together? Ego and jealousy will get in the way with things. It also wouldn’t surprise me if the band breaks up again.

Kev

Report: Ouch! Sammy Hagar slams Van Halen!!!

Sammy Hagar have played with Van Halen for a lot of years in the past, so he has all the right to talk shit about the band all he wants. Turns out, that Sammy Hagar, the Red Rocker, even agrees with the fans that the Van Halen new single, “Tattoo” is not that great. Sammy says that Eddie is a great guitar player but is terrible at songwriting.

Read what Sammy has to say, here.

In reality, you can’t really judge a band just because you think their first single is bad, you still haven’t heard the rest of the new album yet. Maybe the rest of the songs on the album will be better than, “Tattoo”. I’m still gonna buy the album when it comes out. I’ll listen to the actual album first, and then I’ll give my honest opinion on it.

Kev

Thought: Did Van Halen remake one of their older songs for “Tattoo”???

Van Halen is in the middle of some controversy over their new single they just released, “Tattoo”. A lot of their fans are pointing out that it’s a complete remake of one of their songs from the 70’s with DLR on vocals. Fans point out that “Tattoo”, is a complete redo of one of their older songs titled, “Down In Flames”, in which the band was originally going to release for the album, “Van Halen II”. It’s an unreleased track from the, “Van Halen II”, recording sessions that didn’t make the album.

I totally agree that the song is a complete remake. Both songs have the same guitar riffs and similar solos, but of course, DLR’s lyrics & singing is different in both songs.

A lot of people are acting like what the band did here is a bad thing. The band is being accused of having no talent and no new ideas for songwriting, so they remake their older stuff.

In defense for the band, I’m sure this wasn’t the first time they did this. I’m sure they re-did plenty of their other songs they had in the past. Bands DO IT ALL THE TIME. Even I do it with my own music.

Bands just throw songs away, then years later, they go back to it, re-write it, to try and make the song better.

Van Halen lost the public’s respect because basically, Michael Anthony is no longer in the band and he’s playing with Chickenfoot now. Michael Anthony is most famous for his catchy backup vocals with Van Halen, that he’s known for. People are used to hearing Van Halen songs with Michael Anthony doing the backup vocals. That’s pretty much the only reason Van Halen is having a hard time being accepted today. If Michael Anthony was back in the band, I’m sure everyone would love Van Halen again. I agree that Michael Anthony is a talented bass player, and singer but he moved on from Van Halen and the band moved on from him. It’s time to try and challenge people with a new lineup.

As for the “Tattoo” song itself, I actually kinda like it. They still have the 80’s pop feeling they always had. It’s a feel good, party song. Some people say it’s terrible, but they say that to all the legendary bands that want to continue to make music to this day. All legendary bands get so much hate and disrespect.

The fact is, that Van Halen is still staying true to their sound and style. The same sound they always had. Van Halen has always been one of those bands that you either love or hate, it’s been going on for years. The band have been putting up with mixed opinions ever since they started.

People are whacked when it comes to music. Everyone wanted DLR to come back to VH, the fans got what they wanted and now they’re mad ’cause VH remade one of their older songs. Don’t be surprised if they did the same thing with the rest of the songs for the rest of the album.

Bands just do what they want to do. That’s all there is to it.

Kev

Cool Video: Van Halen drops new single, “Tattoo”…

It’s an okay song, not their best ever, but just okay. It’s kind of catchy, Dave’s voice is pretty good, only disappointing thing about the song is Eddie’s playing. I was expecting Eddie to have an in your face, guitar solo like he’s always known for, but this song has an 80’s top 40 feel to it. Will Eddie ever come up with something that could top “Eruption” ever again? Probably never. “Eruption”, was EVH’s signature song, the song that made him famous, the guitar instrumental. It would be nice if EVH would come out with a guitar solo that could knock us out once again, but I don’t think he could pull that off again.

Kev

Report: Van Halen finally announces new album, and reveals full US tour…

Van Halen, finally confirmed their long awaited new album today. Their new album is titled, “A Different Kind of Truth”, which will be released Feb. 7th. Their new single, “Tattoo”, will be released this coming, Tuesday. Van Halen also revealed their US tour listings.

They aren’t playing Albany sadly, but maybe they’ll add Albany to the tour ’cause the website said the band still has more US dates coming, so who knows?

See the info, here.

Kev