Thursday, July 15, 2010

Could Music Videos Be Coming to MTV Once Again?

First, Beavis and Butt-head return to MTV. What's next, videos?

They're back!
Heh heh, it's 1995 all over again, dude


'Beavis and Butt-head" -- the show that celebrated the slacker way of life and helped make MTV into a network that did more than just play music videos -- is coming back.

The move to resurrect the hugely popular 1990s animated anti-heroes has been rumored for several days. But yesterday, sources at MTV confirmed that a new batch of "Beavis and Butt-head" episodes are in the works.

It would certainly be ironic, since the success of shows like Beavis and Butt-head is what steered MTV away from videos and into "other" programming to start with.

Rik Emmett says Van Halen is Booking a Tour?

Sure, sure. I'll hold my breath:

According to Rik Emmett in an interview with Gibson Lifestyle:

We’re scheduled to go for a dinner tonight with a couple of guys from Live Nation that have flown into town and want to take us to dinner. I’m sure there’s going to be some sort of a pitch. The rumors that have been sort of blowing in the wind are that Van Halen want to go back out yet again next year, but they’re going to need some sort of support to make the packaging a little more interesting. Because Triumph hasn’t really ever toured in any kind of a nostalgia way, I think Live Nation kind of goes, “Oh, yeah, you guys would be perfect for that.” So, we’ll see sort of the size and the shape and the glitter of the golden carrots that they have.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Rumors About New Van Halen Album Just That - Rumors

Well, I did say I'd believe it when I saw it, and Rolling Stone quotes the recently minted Mrs. Eddie Van Halen, who also happens to be Eddie's spokesperson, as saying that to her knowledge, nothing is going on.

The web was abuzz with rumors that Van Halen had completed a new album — the first with David Lee Roth back as lead singer — over July Fourth weekend, with a "source" even telling that a first single is due at the end of the year. The report also claimed that the new album, the classic Van Halen lineup's first since 1984, was nearly halfway complete and that it would be released in the first half of 2011. However, Eddie Van Halen's wife and spokesperson Janie Van Halen has denied the report to Rolling Stone. "What is going around is exactly that, rumors. I don't have any updates at this time," Janie Van Halen said.


So, I continue to wait and hope...

And wait, and hope...