"I've always thought of myself as a fairly sane person, but chronicling this experience is kind of making me wonder why." Those are the last words Theresa Smith, guitar player in one of New Jersey's best bands, Home Blitz, has to say on her bizarre, year-long decent into obsessively analyzing one of ... More >>
Cast In Concrete tracks Vijith Assar as he records New York City's street musicians. If you'll be busking nearby soon and would like to appear in a future installment, please let him know.
Who: Scott Stenten
Where: Grand Central Terminal, Graybar Passage
When: November 10th, 2011, around 9 p.m.
I ... More >>
The Women's Music Summit is a two-day conference at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian where accomplished players like Marnie Stern, Melissa Auf Der Maur, and Meshell Ndgeocello will lead master classes, jam sessions, roundtables, and opportunities to connect, and it's scheduled to take place on Aug ... More >>
The first time I saw Van Halen perform live, the band was colloquially known as Van Hagar. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony had just reunited with their second frontman Sammy Hagar to promote a greatest-hits package titled Best of Both Worlds; I bought f ... More >>
After all the lousiness and anger and general grey clouds that persisted throughout 2011, I've decided to adopt a more cheerful outlook for 2012because in the face of a crumbling world, not to mention a thousand pounded-out posts and anonymous commenters screeching that 99% of everythi ... More >>
This week in Internet news that should up the online world's overall quotient of "bozedy bozedy bop"s: David Lee Roth has joined Twitter and Facebook. So far all that the accounts have on them is a lot of teaser text and a link to the Van Halen singer/former radio host's official site, but a look at ... More >>
In honor of Michael Jackson, we're raiding our archives. Here's Vince Aletti on Jackson's Thriller in 1982.
E.T as Mr. Entertainment
'Michael Jackson: intense fame, dreams of flying, and a paranoid undertow'
By Vince Aletti
Dec. 14, 1982
Michael Jackson, who has been "touring, singing, dancing" ... More >>
--Eddie Van Halen is suing Nike, alleging the company copied his red, black and white "Frankenstrat" guitar design in the design of their new "Dunk Lows" sneakers. The federal lawsuit contends Nike is doing "irreparable harm and damage" to Halen's signature guitar. The guitarist sort of already did ... More >>
Credit where credit's due to Idolator for availing me of Assteroidz, a fully functional arcade version of Asteroids wherein you fire bullets out of David Lee Roth's crotch so as to blow up Van Halen logos, giant Eddie Van Halen heads, and enormous hamburgers. Sound FX are provided by ... More >>