Monday, March 28, 2011

Sammy Hagar, Charlie Sheen & Eddie Van Halen top the hennemusic Hot 10

Sammy Hagar’s comments that Charlie Sheen reminds him of Eddie Van Halen were enough to turn a lot of people’s heads as it was the #1 rock news story of the week on the hennemusic Hot 10.

Hagar is making the rounds to promote his new book, "Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock," and let’s just say it wouldn’t be a good idea for Eddie Van Halen to be reading the headlines these days – he won’t like what he sees.

Sammy’s comments relate to his 2004 reunion with VH – as told in the book - and the alleged mess he found Eddie in…and living in; this isn’t a “current’ description of Ed, as the two haven’t spoken in years.

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

hennemusic Hot 10
week ending March 27, 2011

01 – Sammy Hagar: Charlie Sheen reminds me of Eddie Van Halen
02 – NEW VIDEO: Eddie Vedder – You’re True
03 – Motley Crue/Poison 2011 Tour dates
04 – Metallica 3D concert footage in production
05 – Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience announce North American dates
06 – Foo Fighters say F-U to Glee
07 – The Cars: new album cover design illusion
08 – VIDEO: James Durbin rocks Stevie Wonder on American Idol
09 – Van Halen: new album due for summer release?
10 – Ozzy Osbourne rocks the NHL’s Washington Capitals

In addition to celebrating Pearl Jam’s 20th Anniversary, Eddie Vedder has some plans this year: a solo tour has been announced, and a new album (“Ukelele Songs”) and concert film will be released this Spring. The first video from the film footage is “You’re True,” the second most-read story of the week.

Crue and Poison fans continue to keep the 2001 summer tour schedule on the HH10 (at #3), while Metallica fans learned of some concert footage getting the 3D treatment for future release – 24 hrs later, the band issued a statement warning fans that the material has not been authorized by Metallica and to avoid the products being promoted.

Other rock stories of the week included news that Zeppelin fans will see Jason Bonham again this spring, with a month-long US trek throughout May; the Foo Fighters were quoted at SXSW that they had no interest in being involved with Glee, James Durbin continued to rock American Idol and Ozzy is helping cheer on the Washington Capitals as they head into the upcoming NHL playoffs.

Van Halen – Best of Both Worlds
Tokyo Dome – Tokyo, JP – February 1, 1989

See also:

Mike Starr tops the hennemusic Hot 10
Motley Crue, Poison top the hennemusic Hot 10 for 2nd week
Motley Crue, Poison double-bill tops the hennemusic Hot 10
Velvet Revolver top the hennemusic Hot 10
Mick Jagger tops the hennemusic Hot 10