Music Musings

Flashback: Van Halen Rocks Cafe Wha?

Seven years ago this month, the original Van Halen -- well, three quarters of the classic line-up -- played their first show together in 3 1/2 years at Cafe Wha?, the West Village club owned by David Lee Roth's...

The Most Prophetic Rock Album Ad Ever?

Some promotional ads like to stir up controversy. And it turns out that some predict it years in advance. Forty years ago in the UK -- October 1978, to be exact -- Judas Priest released their fifth studio al...

First Impressions: Dead Can Dance Dionysus

As a veteran entertainment journalist, I know that one's thoughts about art can mutate. Long after you write a review, you might love something more (or less) depending upon how it wears on you over time. With ...