Not only are they fantastic musicians who master the art of staying relevant without having to overhaul their sound, they also don’t take themselves too seriously. Which, let’s be honest, many musicians can learn from them on this.
They recently teamed up with BBC radio to cover The BeeGees classic “You Should Be Dancing” (I’m a BeeGees fan, too. Judge away. I care not) and the end result was glorious.
Being a Van Halen fan. it’s only natural to want to embrace the music of the offspring of one of the greatest guitarists that ever lived.
Wolfgang Van Halen makes it easy to do that.
He’s got an album coming out with his project Mammoth WVH, and he just released a new single off of it. It’s called “You’re to Blame” and I LOVE it! It’s got that early-2000’s rock vibe going for it, and a catchy chorus and big guitar, and I am all for it. I can’t wait for the full album.
I know Eddie Van Halen is proud as hell of his son. He should be.
I’ve always loved a good cover song. For instance, Metallica’s cover of Bob Seger’s “Turn the Page”, Motley Crue’s cover of “Smokin’ in the Boys Room”, Clint Black’s version of “Desperado”, Manfred Mann’s version of Bruce Springsteen’s “Blinded By the Light”… the list goes on and on. I love hearing “re-imagined” songs!
To be fair, I was kind of like, “Er, really??” when I saw that there was a metal cover floating around, but I gave it a few listens, and you know what? It ain’t half-bad.
I’m a big Garth fan, and obviously, noone can touch him, as far as I’m concerned. But this version is pretty cool, and I thought I’d share it with you. The song lends itself well to a rock version. And it’s definitely getting some attention to State of Mine, so props to them!
Ok, first off, I’ve been a Gwen Stefani fan from the beginning. I remember being a weird, flat-chested blonde girl and felt totally validated when Gwen burst onto the scene with No Doubt. I thought she was just the coolest. I even wore a bindi to school once in her honor, except that people thought it was a zit. Oh well. I tried.
Her new single “Let Me Reintroduce Myself” has a very No Doubt-ish sound, which I am loving. Now only if she’d get back with them…
But really, I just love the music video. I can’t wrap my head around that she’s 51 and looks like that! (Whatever she and JLo are doing, I need some. Damn) It takes a lot of guts to do what she did, and I know some people are like, “She should just hang it up”. NO! If you can do it, DO IT! And she is. Age be damned.
Also, I love that she’s engaged to a true Country boy (man?) Blake Shelton. Opposites attract- my marriage is proof of that- and I fully support the randomness of that relationship.
I’ve been a Foos Fan since the beginning- and they continue to put out great rock that never disappoints. They are just a blend of great musicians and an insanely talented frontman who doesn’t take himself too seriously (Which is a big rarity in rock. Or, in life, really)
Their new album “Medicine at Midnight” drops February 5th (day before my b-day, so thanks for the early gift, guys!) and they just released a new single off of the album “No Son of Mine” and it’s got a major Motorhead vibe, with the classic Foos sound mixed in. It’s been stuck in my head for two days, and I’m thinking that’s a good sign.