January 29, 2012 |
It's an old joke, but when David Lee Roth delivers the punch line it sounds more like a mission statement: "How many lead singers does it take to put in a lightbulb? One. You hold the bulb and wait for the world to revolve around you. " Missing from the joke is how the singer is left standing there in the dark waiting for his proper wattage. On Feb. 7, Interscope Records will release "A Different Kind of Truth" and, as the world turns, it will represent the first Van Halen studio album featuring Roth as lead singer since "1984" - which was released 28 years ago this month, right before Ronald Reagan announced plans to run for a second term.
November 22, 2007 |
Instead of sweating to Van Halen, the ravers who packed Staples Center on Tuesday often looked as if they were gaping at a movie. They were; they all had to stand at seats, and the dynamic angles on the behind-stage mega-screen pumped the scene with a cinematic dimension. They had another reason to lurk like peepers behind their cellphone cameras, though: They couldn't quite believe they were seeing Van Halen reunited with singer-ringmaster David Lee Roth after more than two decades.
July 9, 2007 |
"Can-Can," Cole Porter and Abe Burrows' 1953 musical set in decadent, turn-of-the-century Paris, has a certain je ne sais quoi. As the new Pasadena Playhouse production reveals, it also has a dazzling Porter score with several unforgettable standards, a Moulin Rouge atmosphere affording lots of high-flying leggy numbers and a touch of romance to play off the Parisian night sky.
March 9, 2007 |
How did that old Van Halen song go? "I found the simple life ain't so simple .... " The iconic Los Angeles metal band is set to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a New York banquet Monday night, but now it appears that only one original member, bassist Michael Anthony, will even show up. Eddie Van Halen released a statement Thursday saying he is going into a rehab program.
October 26, 2005 |
Infinity Broadcasting finally confirmed Tuesday what the company's shock jock and long-time cash cow Howard Stern had been saying for months -- that ex-Van Halen rocker David Lee Roth and comedian Adam Carolla will take over his morning radio slots in key East and West Coast markets, respectively. Carolla, already with a late-night talk show on Comedy Central and a home improvement one on cable's TLC, will assume Stern's drive-time duties at KSLX-FM (97.
June 28, 2004 |
The tale is all in the telling with "110 in the Shade," Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones' unabashedly big-hearted and soft-headed 1963 musicalization of N. Richard Nash's play "The Rainmaker," now in a roof-raising revival at the Pasadena Playhouse. Nash's 1954 play was quaint even in its day -- a dime-store pastiche of William Inge and Edna Ferber.