Nuno wrote a piece for rock photographer Neil Zlozower’s upcoming book, “Eddie Van Halen,” where the Extreme guitarist (currently touring with Rihanna) recounts the details of running into his childhood guitar hero while both were working in the same studio complex.
Bettencourt noted how nervous Eddie was about the band’s new album, their first with David Lee Roth in more than 25 years. Check out the story for all the details.
The HH10 is a list of the most-viewed rock news stories in the past week by hennemusic readers.
hennemusic Hot 10
week ending July 31, 2011
01 – Eddie Van Halen a little nervous about new album
02 – VIDEO: Gene Simmons proposes to Shannon Tweed
03 – Hear new ZZ Top - Flyin’ High
04 – Steve Perry wants to rejoin Journey (updated)
05 – VIDEO: More of Aerosmith in the studio
06 – VIDEO: U2 pays tribute to Amy Winehouse
07 – Ex-Journey singer Steve Perry working on new music
08 – KISS: Gene Simmons unloads about family issues on Twitter
09 – VIDEO: Big 4 - Watch full Metallica set from Sweden
10 – VIDEO: Slash rocks with Phineas & Ferb
The propaganda machine that is Gene Simmons had a big week with the finale of his reality series setting up a cliffhanger ending: at #2, Gene finally proposes to longtime companion Shannon Tweed, and viewers are left to wait until next season to find out what happened.
Beyond the soap opera nonsense here, there may be one thing Simmons hasn’t fully thought through: if Gene is actually getting married, he probably won’t be after the bachelor party to end all bachelor parties happens…if you believe any of the myths and legends Gene’s tried to base his life on, that is.
#3 on the HH10 is new music from ZZ Top. “Flyin’ High’" is the first single from the band’s forthcoming album produced by Rick Rubin – release date TBA.
Other big news for hennemusic readers this week included more new footage of Aerosmith in the studio (#5), as they work on their first new album in a decade; U2 paying tribute to singer Amy Winehouse, just hours after her passing (#6), and Slash rocks Disney with some Phineas and Ferb action (#10).
For a complete list of hennemusic Hot 10 charts, please check out the archives here.
Van Halen – Runnin’ With The Devil (1978)
Jul 24: Red Hot Chili Peppers top the hennemusic Hot 10
Jul 17: James Durbin tops the hennemusic Hot 10
Jul 10: Steven Tyler tops the hennemusic Hot 10
Jul 03: James Durbin tops the hennemusic Hot 10
Jun 26: Tributes to Clarence Clemons top the hennemusic Hot 10
Jun 19: Shannon Tweed vs. Gene Simmons tops the hennemusic Hot 10
Jun 12: Rush: Neil Peart tops the hennemusic Hot 10
Jun 05: Eddie Vedder tops the hennemusic Hot 10
May 29: Slash tops the hennemusic Hot 10
May 22: James Durbin tops the hennemusic Hot 10
May 15: Def Leppard tops the hennemusic Hot 10
May 08: Mick Jagger’s daughter, Elizabeth, tops the hennemusic Hot 10
May 01: James Durbin tops the hennemusic Hot 10 for 2nd week
Apr 24: James Durbin tops the hennemusic Hot 10
Apr 17: Paul McCartney tribute album tops the hennemusic Hot 10
Apr 10: Steven Tyler tops the hennemusic Hot 10
Apr 03: Motley Crue, Poison tour tops the hennemusic Hot 10