Thursday, January 15, 2015
As part of the 2014 hennemusic Rock News Awards, the site is counting down the Top 10 Rock News stories of the past year.
Finalists for the 5th annual hennemusic Rock News Awards are chosen by readers: winners are determined by the combined total page views of the top 50 hennemusic rock news stories of the past twelve months.
2014 hennemusic Rock News Story Of The Year – Top 10
01 - VAN HALEN
02 – VAN HALEN
03 – VAN HALEN
04 – VAN HALEN
05 - JOURNEY
06 – MOTLEY CRUE
07 – JOURNEY
08 – AC/DC
09 – QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT
10 – VAN HALEN
Rock News Story Of The Year No. 1: VAN HALEN
Upgraded, vintage concert footage of Van Halen live in Fresno, California over two shows in 1978 and 1979 surfaced online in late March.
According to the source, the material from the Selland Arena concerts on the band’s first two world tours was remastered frame by frame in uncompressed HD “from my original Fuji single-8 films.”
The September 22, 1978 footage features clips of set-opener “On Fire” from the band’s self-titled debut, and the encore of “Bottoms Up” – 6 months before it would appear on the group’s second album.
The March 25, 1979 concert was the opening night of the group’s world tour in support of the newly-released “Van Halen II” album, including clips of show-opener “Light Up The Sky” and mid-set tune, “On Fire.”
Check out the No. 1 hennemusic story of 2014 on VAN HALEN here.
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