10 Things about Van Halen's "Balance"

Twenty-one years ago this week, Van Halen’s “Balance” was the number one album in the country. Here are ten things you might not know about the album: 

 1. The band worked eight-hour days for three weeks to record the effort. 

 2. “Balance” was Sammy Hagar’s final album singing with the band. 

 3. On May 12th, 2004, “Balance” was certified triple platinum for selling more than three-million copies in America. 

 4. The photo of conjoined twins on the album cover was actually just a superimposed shot of some kid from Denver. 

 5. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen once said that he always hated the words “Wham, Bam Amsterdam” in their hit single “Amsterdam” because they were about smoking pot. Eddie told “Guitar World,” “They were just stupid. Lyrics should plant some sort of seed for thought, or at least be a little more metaphorical.” Sammy wouldn’t change them though since he wrote the song about how a tourist sees the Netherlands capital. 

 6. The song “The Seventh Seal,” which features bells and chanting monks, was actually written before Van Halen became a band. 

 7. The track “Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do)” references Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain’s suicide. 

8. “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You” pays tribute to the Ray Charles song “I Can’t Stop Loving You.” Sammy even sings, “Hey Ray, what you said is true.” 

 9. The instrumental track “Baluchitherium” is named after an extinct rhinoceros-like creature that was one of the largest land mammals to ever live. 

 10. Toto guitarist Steve Lukather did some backing vocals on “Not Enough.”

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Peyton Manning & Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson and Peyton Manning take turns smashing eggs on their heads without knowing which are cooked and which are raw on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon


Michael Anthony up-date

Here's an interveiw with Michael Anthony to discuss his new Schecter endorsement and custom shop production series signature line.


Metallica - Live 2/06/16

The Night Before the Superbowl 50 concert.. the big show in Metallica's hometown of San Francisco at AT&T Park.

Slash DVD

The documentary "Slash: Raised On The Sunset Strip" has been released on Blu-ray and DVD in North America. Initially launched in 2014, Raised On The Sunset Strip focuses on the guitarist's childhood in England and his later life in L.A. as part of bands Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver and his solo work with Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators. It also includes new and archival footage, as well as his own personal anecdotes. The film includes interviews with band members past and present, including Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, along with Lemmy, Dave Grohl, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper and Nikki Sixx.

David Lee Roth up-date

David Lee Roth's new web site is on ... Check it out at http://davidleeroth.net/    

Van Halen & Superbowl 50

Van Halen Parody of 'Panama' With 

Peyton Manning's "OMAHA"


At Home with David Coverdale

Steven Tyler... Super Bowl 50 Commercial.

Van Halen Fan Crashes Stage

The Day the Music Died

2/3/59... 57 years ago today Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and The Big Bopper died in a plane crash in Mason City, Iowa.

Which States Think About Sex the Most?

A new study looked at which states have sex on their mind the most. It’s based on how much they talk about it on an app where you anonymously confess your secrets. 

The 10 states that think about sex the most are: 
West Virginia 
South Dakota 

The 10 states that supposedly think about sex the least are: 

South Carolina 
North Dakota 

Check out the rest of the rankings at BroBible


Vince Neil on The Celebrity Apprentice

Vince Neil has signed up to take part in the next season of The Celebrity Apprentice. The show – which begins filming today – will air for six weeks in the US on NBC this autumn. The Motley Crue singer will be among 16 contestants, with UFC star Chael Sonnen, Jersey Shore's Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi and Muhammad Ali's daughter Laila also taking part. The show sees celebs compete for a cash prize that will go to the winner's nominated charities. Neil is representing the Las Vegas-based Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center For Brain Health. He tells the Las Vegas Sun: "I’ll be raising money for great Las Vegas causes, so I hope the entire valley-wide community will be supporting whatever it is we have to tackle. “I’ve set myself a record target of $1million and have begun reaching out to my rock star and country star friends to support me once the challenges get underway.”

Guns N’ Roses up-date

The reunited Guns N’ Roses will film a new video in London this week. A UK network called Casting Call Pro has posted an online ad for two "kidnapping bad ass chicks" (ages 18 to 26) to appear in a Guns 'n' Roses video shoot on February 6. 

 “This is a narrative film for hip hop group,” reads the details of the production. “The video follows the artist who has been kidnapped by a gang of female kick ass bad chicks. The film is ‘Oceans 11/12/13’ meets ‘Reservoir Dogs’ with slick cuts, split screen, etc. “2 female kidnappers take the artist hostage and set up a ransom video where the artist performs into. The 2 female kidnappers will wear balaclavas and knee length bomber jackets, which will be provided. The hostages are are kick ass gun wielding bad girls.” As expected, Guns N’ Roses have not publicly confirmed any plans for the possible video shoot ahead of the group’s 2016 reunion tour launch in Las Vegas in April.

Jefferson Airplane Fans Only

Jefferson Airplane co-founder and guitarist Paul Kantner passed away at the age of 74. It was later revealed that former Jefferson Airplane singer Signe Anderson had passed away the same day, also at the age of 74. Anderson was an early member of the group and sang on their debut album, but left the band soon after and was replaced by Grace Slick.

Def Leppard posted tour dates

Def Leppard has postponed the remaining dates on their Winter 2016 tour due to illness. All shows from February 2nd (San Antonio, TX) through February 17th (Allentown, PA) will be rescheduled including the previously postponed dates in Greensboro, NC (January 27th) and Orlando, FL (January 30th). Details on new dates will be announced soon. Tickets will be honored on the rescheduled dates. Stay tuned to DefLeppard.com for the latest news on the postponed tour dates.


Aerosmith - Full Concert - Woodstock 1994

0:00:00 - Eat The Rich 
0:04:54 - Toys In The Attic 
0:09:11 - Fever 
0:13:49 - Draw the Line / F.I.N.E. 
0:23:42 - Rag Doll 
0:28:02 - cryin' 
0:33:54 - Crazy 
0:39:24 - Monkey on My Back 
0:44:28 - Mama Kin 
0:48:41 - Shut Up and Dance 
0:56:19 - Stop Messin' Around 
1:01:03 - Walk On Down 
1:04:48 - Janie's Got a Gun 
1:10:41 - Love in an Elevator 
1:17:00 - Dude (Looks Like a Lady) 
1:21:32 - Sweet Emotion 
1:31:24 - Encore Applause 
1:34:15 - Come Together 
1:38:48 - Dream On 
1:43:58 - Livin' on the Edge 
1:51:10 - Walk This Way 
1:57:29 - Band Introduction 
1:58:30 - Fireworks 

Jim Croce Performs “Operator” In Last Known Live Footage Filmed Before His Death

Facebook Posts

A new survey asked around 200 people in every state: What type of Facebook post annoys you the most? And they gave people five categories to choose from. Check out the results. Posts about personal problems were voted the most annoying posts in 21 states. Selfies, nine states. Posts about politics, seven states. Pictures of food, seven states. Baby pictures, six states.


Ace Frehley 2016 Tour Dates

2/26 – Houston, Texas @ Scout Bar 
2/27 – San Antonio, Texas @ Fitzgerald’s Bar 
2/28 – Dallas, Texas @ The Bomb Factory 
3/05 – Beverly Hills, Calif. @ Saban Theatre 
3/06 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Brooklyn Bowl 
4/01 – Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. @ P. V. Hall 
4/03 – Sunrise, Fla. @  at Markham Park 
4/05 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Variety Playhouse 
4/07 – Danville, Va. @ Carrington Pavilion 
4/11 – New York, N.Y. @ B.B. King Blues Club 
4/12 – New York, N.Y. @ B.B. King Blues Club 


Carly Simon up-date

Carly Simon calls 103.5 KRFX FM in Denver to chat about has released a memoir called "Boys In The Trees", along with a companion album and audio book. 
More info at http://www.carlysimon.com/.


Vince Neil on TV

NBC has started putting together a cast of contestants for the first season of its new Celebrity Apprentice series, and Vince Neil is the first to sign on. 

TMZ reports that Neil “jumped at the opportunity” to compete on the rejiggered show, which parted ways with longtime host Donald Trump after Trump announced his presidential campaign. Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken over in Trump’s absence, and as per the show’s name, will preside over a group of celebrities vying for a prize to be donated to the charity of their choice.

Sammy Hagar up-date

Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony get nostalgic inside the Whisky A Go Go... in this exclusive behind the scenes footage from the "Rock and Roll Road Trip" each week on Sundays at 9/8c on AXS TV! 


Go Broncos !!!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday EVH !!!

Steven Tyler up-date

Steven Tyler is raising money to help girls in need through his organization "Janie’s Fund", www.janiesfund.org, and he brought a gift that will both help support the cause and try to make Stephen Colbert look cool.

Stevie Ray Vaughan Fans Only

Caught on tape: Stevie Ray Vaughan rehearses “Let’s Dance” with David Bowie. Despite Bowie’s generous offer to take him on tour, in 1983 Texas blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan declined the offer just before the start of Bowie’s Serious Moonlight Tour in pursuit of his own interests. Stevie did, however, participate in tour rehearsals with David Bowie and his band. Recorded live at the Las Calinas Soundstage in Dallas, this audio features Stevie Ray Vaughan running through “Let’s Dance” – Some highlights of the “Let’s Dance” rehearsal include the explosive solo that Stevie plays beginning at 3:41 and running until the end of the song nearly two minutes later, and at the end you can hear Stevie, David, and the rest of the band complimenting each other on a job well done.


RIP Jimmy Bain

Former Rainbow and Dio bassist Jimmy Bain has died at the age of 68. As NME reports, his death was confirmed by Vivian Campbell, who performed with Bain in Dio, as well as Last in Line. Writing on Facebook, Campbell stated:

 "It's with the heaviest of hearts that I must confirm the news of the passing of our dear friend and Last In Line band mate, Jimmy Bain. It was Jimmy who gave me my first big break in the music industry and for that I am forever indebted. "Jimmy's struggles with his demons were well documented through the years, but over the last 18 months he had finally won that battle and he was bright and lucid and motivated throughout the writing and recording of the new record. "He leaves behind him a rich legacy of work from Rainbow, through Wild Horses, Dio, and finally, Last In Line. Jimmy was immensely proud of our new album and his input to it was immeasurable. He was a very kind and gentle and generous soul and our lives were greatly enriched for having known him. We will continue to celebrate his life through his music."

 RIP Jimmy Bain. Thank you for the music.

Sharon Osbourne on ditching the Fur


Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band Tour dates

6/3 – Syracuse, NY 
6/4 – Salamanca, NY 
6/5 – Port Chester, NY 
6/7 – Englewood, NJ 
6/8 – Bangor, ME 
6/10 – Gilford, NH 
6/11 – Worcester, MA 
6/12 – Reading, PA 
6/15 – Staten Island, NY 
6/17 – Washington DC 
6/18 – Cary, NC 
6/19 – Nashville, TN 
6/21 – Fort Wayne, IN 
6/22 – Cincinnati, OH 
6/23 – Detroit, MI 
6/25 – Lincoln, NE 
6/26 – Wichita, KS 
6/28 – Denver, CO 
7/1 – San Diego, CA 
7/2 – Los Angeles, CA

Jack Blades up-date

Jack Blades of NightRanger calls 103.5 KRFX FM in Denver to chat about the passing of Glenn Fry, what a wonderful guy he was and also a Damn Yankees reunion???

Ted Nugent up-date

Uncle Ted calls 103.5 KRFX FM in Denver to chat about the passing of Glenn Fry, the on stage feud he had, growing up in the same area, and clean living.

Sammy Talks Van Halen's "Balance"

Sammy shares some personal history around the release of Van Halen's "Balance", 21 years ago today in 1995.

 "Although it is mixed with both dark and light, I am very proud of this album — the last great Van Halen record of all original material to hit #1!" -Sammy

Retro Van Halen '76

Van Halen unreleased song "Jean Genie" by http://ChrisGossett.com/VAN_HALEN.htm , a David Bowie cover Van Halen performed at the Pasadena Hilton in 1976.


.38 Special tour dates

2/25/16 The Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT 
2/26/16 Wellmont Theatre - Montclair, NJ 2/27/16 Tropicana Casino - Atlantic City, NJ 5/20/16 Peppermill - West Wendover, NV 
5/15/16 Encore Park - Alpharetta, GA


Alice Cooper 2016 tour dates

Apr. 29: Biloxi Beau Rivage Resort, MS 
May 02: Nashville TPAC’s Jackson Hall, TN 
May 04: Peoria Civic Center, IL 
May 05: Merrillville Star Plaza Theatre, IN 
May 06: Columbus LC Pavilion, OH 
May 08: Concord Carolina Rebellion, NC 
May 10: New Brunswick State Theatre, NJ 
May 12: Port Chester Capitol Theatre, NY 
May 13: Wilkes FM Kirby Center, PA 
May 14: Lynn Lynn Auditorium, MA 
May 15: Morristown Arts Center, NJ 
May 17: Warren Packard Music Hall, OH 
May 20: Pittsburgh Stage AE, PA 
May 21: Rama Centre, ON

Ted Nugent Fans Only

"Fred Bear" by Ted Nugent at camp around a campfire while on a hunting trip. Fred Bear was a legend in the archery world.

Drunk Chick Attacks Uber Driver... WOW !!!!!!!

This drunk bitch goes "Postal" on his ass & then sum !!!


Ratt No More ??? :(

RATT, have issued an update, a "State Of The Band" message if you will, on their official Facebook page right HERE

"With deepest apologies for our absence and lack of communication, RATT would like to bring all of you an update and apprise you on the state of the band. The state of the band is improving. As some of you might recall, in 2014 Stephen Pearcy had an unfortunate event befall his family and he took a hiatus from RATT. Stephen made that hiatus a permanent ending to his time with RATT and the band wishes him good luck in the future. However, since Stephen left in 2014, RATT has struggled to determine the future of the band. Warren DeMartini has refused to continue to tour with RATT unless Stephen and Juan Croucier were also playing with the band. As some of you may know, Juan Croucier voluntarily left the band in 1997 and has not been a full time member of RATT since that time. He is currently pursuing his own projects. But some of those projects are significantly damaging RATT for which the band needed to resort to legal action to stop Juan's damaging conduct (Juan doesn't seem to mind). For the foreseeable future both sides feel it is mutually beneficial that he continue to be a former member of RATT. So, with Juan not coming back to RATT and Stephen retiring from the band, Warren will not not let RATT play live music and has wanted to, effectively, end the band. This was unacceptable to RATT and all of you, the fans.Bobby Blotzer, on the other hand, wanted to continue to entertain the RATT pack and let you hear all the songs you know and love. As sometimes champions have to do, the band had to bring the next man up. Bobby wanted to find a great frontman to represent RATT properly, pay honor to Stephen, and give the music the justice it deserves. That is exactly what happened.Bobby has gained the legal right to take RATT back on the road so all of you can rock out to RATT once again. And Warren continues, unsuccessfully to this point at least, to try and keep RATT off the stage and out of your cities. But despite Warren's determination to keep the fans from hearing RATT live by filing a lawsuit against Bobby and, basically, the band (and the fans), this summer RATT is back with the Re-Invasion Tour." 

And a message from Bobby Blotzer:

"I wanted to address some of the things that I have been reading on social media recently. Bottom line, this is RATT. We have not done anything different than FOREIGNER, Y&T , LYNYRD SKYNYRD, STYX, JOURNEY, DOKKEN, and GN'R. I'm touring with a great band who hold RATT's body of music near and dear, and we come out and kill it every night. People are coming in large crowds and they stay the whole show. We are booking and selling out venues all over the U.S. And we're adding more every week. And, we just got news yesterday, we're going to South America, Mexico, and hitting the UK in November. Between the demand we are seeing from promoters around the world, the venues and festivals we have been asked to play, and the respect that the promoters are showing RATT, 2016 looks like it could be a year with figures (7) the band has not seen since the late '90s. I love my band of old for all we did. But, I really love the new generation RATT! My band, Bobby, Josh, Doc, Scotty, and Blaze. I also have a business team behind the scenes that are great people and they know we're kicking ass and taking names. As RATT fans, you have two choices. Play our CDs, thanks. But if you want to hear and see RATT music performed live, we are it; you won't be disappointed. So, I ask you to come check us out live before you start hating on Facebook. And if you still don’t think RATT the new generation is any good, come yell at me at a show in person. Thank you all the open minded RATT lovers, thank you RATT musicians, old and new. 

See ya, Bobby Blotzer"

Motley Crue up-date

Mick Mars is back in the studio working on his solo album with former bandmate John Corabi. Mick is recording at Blackbird Studio, in Nashville and has posted an image of himself and Corabi at the desk. Mars says: "What a great great time I'm having creating new, fresh, greasy loud-ass, slamming music."

That Metal Show... Cancelled :(

VH1 Classic has opted not to produce any more episodes of That Metal Show, the talk show hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine. The trio has issued this statement...

"It has been an incredible run of eight years, roughly 125 episodes and some really cool specials. "The global response to 'That Metal Show' has been simply amazing, and we will be eternally grateful for the support from the rock and metal fans that have showed us so much love. We truly would have never made it as long as we did without you! A huge thanks also to the great crews we had over the years both in New York City and Los Angeles, to our producer Jeff Baumgardner, and to all the executives at VH1. And finally, thanks to the hundreds of artists that joined us on our set, had fun with us, shared their stories and many, many laughs. From the biggest names in rock history, to the up-and-comers: we thank you all for being a part of it. "Of course we very much want to keep 'That Metal Show' alive, and with the blessing of VH1 Classic, we've got the keys to the show and are currently searching for a new home. We're not sure where we'll land, but we hope to be back in our studio and your living rooms as soon as possible. In the meantime, keep an eye out for us on the road and come say, 'Hello.' "Thank you for watching all these years, and we'll keep you posted as soon as we have news to share."

Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar

Sammy Hagar and Tommy Lee get things started on a loud note with Montrose Music! Don't miss the PREMIERE of Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar on 1/24/16 at 9/8c.

RIP Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey, a founding member of the Eagles, has died at age 67, a publicist for the band has confirmed. "Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia," reads a post on the band's official website.


Sting & Peter Gabriel tour dates

June 21 – Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide Arena June 23 – Washington, D.C, Verizon Center June 24 – Wantagh, N.Y, Jones Beach Theater 
June 26 – Camden, N.J, BB&T Pavilion 
June 27 – New York, N.Y, M.S.G. Arena 
June 29 – Toronto, Air Canada Centre 
June 30 – Auburn Hills, Mi, The Palace
July 02 – Worcester, Ma, DCU Center 
July 05 – Montreal, Bell Centre 
July 07 – Quebec City, Plains Of Abraham 
July 09 – Chicago, United Center 
July 10 – Milwaukee, Wis, Marcus theater 
July 12 – Denver, Co, Pepsi Center 
July 14 – San Jose, Ca, SAP Center 
July 15 – Stateline, Nev, Lake Tahoe 
July 17 – L.A., Ca, Hollywood Bowl 
July 21 – Seattle,  Seattle Center 
July 23 – Calgary, Alberta, Saddledome 
July 24 – Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place


Van Halen - Rise

This is a video of Eddie Van Halen solo.... 
He made this song to a porn movie...
It's short - but it's cool !!!

David Bowie - Number One

David Bowie has reached number one in the American album charts for the first time with Blackstar, released two days before his death on 10 January. It sold the equivalent of 181,000 albums knocking Adele's 25 off the top spot. His highest-charting US album previously had been The Next Day, which peaked at number two in 2013. Nineteen of his albums entered the UK album charts last week, after fans sought out his classic hits. Blackstar is the first posthumous number one album in the US since Michael Jackson's This Is It soundtrack topped the chart in November 2009.

11 Unforgettable Motley Crue Moments

15 Stupid Lottery Winners


Bruce Springsteen Honors David Bowie With ‘Rebel Rebel’ Live

The Cult 2016 tour dates

Feb 04: Los Angeles Grammy Museum, CA 
Feb 05: Los Angeles Tower Theater, CA 
Feb 17: Gramercy Theatre, New York 
Feb 19: Brooklyn Hall,Williamsburg, NY 
Mar 18: Austin SXSW Festival, TX 
Mar 19: Tulsa Club Brady, OK 
Mar 20: Salina Steifel Theatre, KS 
Mar 22: Hard Rock Casino, IA 
Mar 24: Minneapolis Mill City Nights, MN 
Mar 25: Chicago House Of Blues, IL 
Mar 26: Detroit The Fillmore, MI 
Mar 28: Cincinnati Taft Theatre, OH 
Mar 29: Northfield Hard Rock Live, OH 
Mar 31: Rama Casino Rama, ON 
Apr 05: Boston Shubert Theater, MA 
Apr 06: Huntingdon The Paramount, NY 
Apr 08: Philadelphia Electric Factory, PA 
Apr 09: Montclair Wellmont Theater, NJ 
Apr 10: Silver Spring The Fillmore, MD 
Apr 14: Orlando House Of Blues, FL 
Apr 15: St Petersburg Mahaffey Theater, FL 
Apr 16: Miami The Fillmore, FL

Go Broncos !!!

My Denver Broncos beat The Steelers to punch their  ticket to AFC championship game on 1/31/16 !!!


Eddie Van Halen's Couch

Comedian Craig Gass talked about living on Eddie Van Halen's couch at one point?

Sammy Hagar TV Show

Sammy is sharing tips on packing for a rock'in road trip as he gears up for the 1/24/16 premiere of his AXS TV series. In a new preview of "Sammy Hagar's Rock & Roll Road Trip", Sammy reveals the 4 essential items needed for the adventure. The 6-episode series sees Hagar drive across the country to jam with some of music's biggest names, with the first two editions set to feature Michael Anthony, Tommy Lee, and Bob Weir and Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead.


David Bowie Dies at 69

David Bowie has died after a battle with cancer,He was 69. "David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief," read a statement posted on the artist's official social media accounts.