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.
May 18, 2008 |
There's nothing like new motherhood to get you thinking about the nest, which may explain why singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera, whose son was born in January, has listed her Hollywood Hills home for $7,995,000. Or maybe it's just time to change houses, the way she changes her siren looks. The architectural Midcentury sure sounds like an adult's toy box: It has a gym, a pool and a 12-person spa with a fireplace. There's also a professional screening room that seats 18.
February 12, 2008 |
There are two ways to listen to Michael Jackson's "Thriller," 25 years after its release.
December 22, 2007
Divorced: Actress Valerie Bertinelli and rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen are officially divorced after 26 years of marriage, according to court documents filed this week.
November 25, 2007 |
The fans of Van Halen are a brash bunch but also accustomed to having their hearts broken -- if you inspect their closets closely, you might find tear stains on all that vintage spandex. That's why Tuesday night was an emotional one as the prodigal band, with David Lee Roth back on vocals, came home to Los Angeles to play for the first time since Ronald Reagan was in the White House.
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.