For those of you who grew up on classic rock, you’ll know this to be true. Any time Van Halen’s discography enters the conversation, one question is inevitably asked. In one of the greatest ever rock-and-roll rivalries, you must choose Continue reading The night Sammy Hagar narrowed the gap
Let me preface this post by saying I love the Van Halen song “Panama.” I owned the 1984 album (yes, on vinyl) back in high school and wore it out upwards and downwards, backwards and forwards, just as I did Continue reading Dominique, Denzel and the mystery of the Van Halen Panama
Upon scouring the internet last week, I realized we live in a country where both Jewel and Kenny G boast two of the top 50 selling albums of all-time. That revelation was enough to make me scratch my head and Continue reading And then there were eight…
A few things have come to light after hosting the first two rounds of this contest to end all rock contests. A quick look at our Sweet Emotion Sixteen, which we’ll get to in just a bit, doesn’t hold all Continue reading SportsChump’s Great American Band Contest turns 16
“Who ARE these people?” shouted a friend as he looked over the bracket. “Who are who people?” I replied. “Who are these people who choose REO Speedwagon over Kansas?!?” And so goes the contest, proceeding exactly as I had planned. Continue reading The Great American Rock Band Contest rolls on (and some thoughts on the opening round)
March may be over but the madness, my friends, is just beginning. For the longest time, I’ve debated over which is the greatest American rock-and-roll act of all time. After all, despite Grammy awards won, albums sold and number one Continue reading And the greatest American rock-and-roll band of all time is….
“’’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all” -Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1849 “Ain’t talkin’ about love.” -Van Halen, 1978 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame resides in Cleveland, Ohio. Perhaps the Cavaliers Continue reading What the Cleveland Cavaliers can learn from Van Halen