Monday, January 10, 2011

Van Halen leads hennemusic Hot 10

Even without a new record, Van Halen can attract a crowd: in this case, it’s a virtual one, as the band garnered the most interest among rock fans to sit atop the hennemusic Hot 10 for the week ending January 9, 2011.

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

Wolfgang Van Halen’s jam with Alter Bridge was the most popular story of the week; a new line of signature Metallica guitars was second; and, Wolfgang and father Eddie’s appearance at Valerie Bertinelli’s wedding was a close third.

hennemusic Hot 10
week ending January 9, 2011

01 - Van Halen jams with Alter Bridge in Hollywood
02 - New Metallica signature guitars announced
03 - Eddie Van Halen & son attend Valerie Bertinelli’s wedding
04 - Sebastian Bach sings U of Oregon Ducks fight song
05 - Pink Floyd mini-reunion video surfaces
06 - Alice Cooper jams with member of Metallica, Fleetwood Mac, Doobie Brothers
07 - Pearl Jam: Live On Ten Legs promo
08 - Baker Street: Gerry Rafferty dies at 63
09 - Foo Fighters: This Video Sucks contest
10 - hennemusic: Steven Tyler leads list of 10 Rockers To Watch In 2011

The most fun rock news story of the week came from Sebastian Bach’s appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon; Bach sang a power ballad in support of the University Of Oregon Ducks as they head into the BCS Championship game Monday night (10). “We Are The Ducks” created such a buzz that Bach was invited to sing it at the team’s Pep Rally on Sunday (9), as fans get pumped for the big game.

The HH10 surprise was the renewed interest in the Pink Floyd mini-reunion video from last July; fans have discovered/rediscovered the August 2010 story and have been checking out the full video of Roger Waters and David Gilmour’s acoustic gig for charity.

Other big rock news this past week included features on Alice Cooper, Pearl Jam, Gerry Rafferty and Foo Fighters.

Alter Bridge – One Day Remains
With guests Wolfgang Van Halen (drums) and Eric Friedman (guitar)
House Of Blues – West Hollywood, CA – January 4, 2011