Tag: Van Halen

1984 and the end of the classic Van Halen line-up

Van Halen - 1984 (amazon.com)

On January 9, 1984, the final Van Halen album by the classic line-up was released. A story of arguments, self-direction and stunning music.

Eddie Van Halen and his home studio: 5150

5150 Studios (pinterest.com)

In 1983 Eddie Van Halen finally owned his very own private home studio. No more interference from unwanted others!

Van Halen and the US Festival 1983

Van Halen - US Festival 1983 - Arrival by helicopter (themightyvanhalen.net)

In 1983 Van Halen played the (in)famous US Festival in California. That one show encompasses an entire story in itself!

Eddie Van Halen and the contours of 1984

Music U.K. September 1983 Part 1 (muzines.co.uk)

Eddie Van Halen 1983 interview on new guitars, US Festival, Michael Jackson, Brian May and ‘Go Ahead And Jump’!

Closing of 2020

Sault - Untitled (Black Is) & Untitled (Rise) (discogs.com)

Closing of 2020. What was good? What wasn’t? What were the main events? What blog stories were favorite? A look back at 2020.

In memoriam: Eddie Van Halen 1955-2020

Eddie Van Halen (time.com)

In memoriam: Eddie Van Halen 1955-2020

Van Halen’s third album slams: Women And Children First

Van Halen - Women And Children First (spotify.com)

The third Van Halen album proved that the band was more than the sum of its parts. An impressive piece of work by a band that sadly showed the first signs of the bumpy road ahead.

Closing of 2018

Closing of 2018. What was good? What wasn’t? What were the main events? What blog stories were favorite? A look back at 2018.

Van Halen – The best debut album of all time?

40 years ago one of the best debut albums of all time was released: the first album by Van Halen. The savior of hard rock and a new standard for guitar players. A look back.

Best albums, 1966 – 2017: A Pop Life, 1 year anniversary

In honor of the 1-year anniversary of my blog A Pop Life (My life with music), the list of best albums per year from 1966.

The ugliest albumcovers

After the greatest, now the ugliest albumcovers, including on not in my possession, expanded with visitors’ covers. Great watching!

The best debut albums

The best debut albums of all times. Making your debut with a world renowned album is rare. But is it a curse or a blessing?

Strongest & best-known band & artist logos

Music and branding go together, more and more. Logos are a part of that. An inventory of the strongest & best known band & artist logos.

Album top 50, numbers 25 to 11

On March 14th 2016 I turned 50. In honor of that occasion and to the music my top 50 best albums. Today numbers 25 to 11.

Album decade list 1980-1989

Album decade list 1980-1989