Tuesday, January 13, 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.
The 2014 hennemusic Rock News Awards winners will be announced on Thursday, January 15.
2014 hennemusic Rock News Story Of The Year – Top 10
10 – VAN HALEN
09 – QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT
08 – AC/DC
07 – JOURNEY
06 – MOTLEY CRUE
05 - JOURNEY
04 – VAN HALEN
Rock News Story Of The Year No. 03: VAN HALEN
In April, vintage concert footage of Van Halen performing “D.O.A” at the Selland Arena in Fresno, California in 1979 on the opening night of their second world tour surfaced.
The performance of the “Van Halen II” track followed then-recently-posted clips from Fresno shows in 1978 and 1979 that were remastered frame by frame in uncompressed HD “from my original Fuji single-8 films”, according to the source.
The footage has been available online for years; an upgraded version was posted in 2010, but the latest videos are the highest-quality, direct-from-source material to surface to date.
Check out the No. 3 hennemusic story of 2014 on VAN HALEN here.
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