Roundtable: Rush in the ’70s vs. Rush in the ’80s

Earlier this week I took part in a prog-rock throwdown between Rush of the 1970s and Rush of the 1980s. Who were better? Was the addition of keyboards in the '80s a smart move? What was their most underrated LP of each decade? And which version of Rush were better to see live? Sitting down... Continue Reading →

25 Years Ago: Van Halen Dig Deep Into Pop, Release Only Ever Non-LP B-Side

Unbeknownst to fans at the time, come 1995 the relationship between Sammy Hagar and the brothers Van Halen had seriously deteriorated. Their fourth album together, Balance, was released that January, and by the following spring, they'd split. The recording of the LP had been anything but smooth, leading producer Bruce Fairbairn to ask Eddie Van... Continue Reading →

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