Monday, January 17, 2011

hennemusic Hot 10: Van Halen hits #1 for 2nd week in a row

All sides of Van Halen have been featured in rock news lately, and fans have put the band on top of the hennemusic Hot 10 for the second straight week.

Valerie Bertinelli discussing why former husband Eddie Van Halen was at her wedding was the most popular hennemusic story of the week; items on Eddie’s guitars – from mini-replicas (#3) to new Stealth and Wolfgang models (#5) - also made the top 10.

Last week’s #1 was a story of Wolfgang Van Halen jamming with Alter Bridge at a club show in Hollywood (see here).

The HH10 is a list of the most-viewed rock news stories in the past week by hennemusic readers.

hennemusic Hot 10
week ending January 16, 2011

01 - Valerie Bertinelli on why Eddie Van Halen was at her wedding
02 - Velvet Revolver record demos with new singer
03 - Eddie Van Halen: limited-edition miniature guitars available
04 - Pearl Jam: Eddie Vedder voices new promo for Live On Ten Legs
05 - Eddie Van Halen: new Stealth, Wolfgang guitars unveiled at NAMM
06 - Soundgarden live album due in March
07 - The Cars reunion produces more new music
08 - Kid Rock: 40th Birthday Bash sells out in 19 minutes
09 - Slash: New Signature Amp on display at NAMM
10 - Dire Straits classic censored in Canada

An update on demos being recorded with a new singer in the Velvet Revolver camp was the second-most read story, as fans anxiously await some news from the band. A new promo for the new Pearl Jam album, “Live On Ten Legs” – done 70s “K-Tel” style by Eddie Vedder – was the fun story this week, landing at #4.

The HH10 surprise was the renewed interest in a 2 month-old story on the Kid Rock 40th birthday concert, which happened this past Saturday; fans have discovered/rediscovered the November 2010 story about the 60,000 seat show selling out in 19 minutes.

Other big rock news this past week included features on Soundgarden, The Cars, Slash and Dire Straits.

Van Halen – Dance The Night Away
Selland Arena - Fresno, CA – March 25, 1979

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Van Halen leads hennemusic Hot 10