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Van Halen have released their first new album since the failed experiment with Gary Cherone in the 90's, and it's called "A Different Kind of Truth". Pick it up now, there are a lot of old style songs on there (since the story is they've taken a lot of old demos and reworked them for the CD).
The really good news is they're touring, and things haven't imploded yet!
Being in the school band just got a whole lot cooler for some of the kids in the Los Angeles area: Eddie Van Halen has teamed up with the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation to donate 75 guitars from his personal collection to schools that don’t have enough funding to pay for instruments. For Van Halen, it was a simple case of giving back — as he put it simply, “Music education and families are dealing