30 Years Ago: Van Halen Cook Up a Hit With ‘Poundcake’
First single from 'For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge' arrived with some new six-string tricks up its sleeve.
35 Years Ago: Sylvester Stallone Mixes Cops and Horror in ‘Cobra’
His grizzled Los Angeles police officer is called upon to stop a band of murdering sadists.
25 Years Ago: How ‘Humans Being’ Spelled Disaster for Van Halen and Sammy Hagar
Their initial 11-year association ended slowly, and then all at once.
81 Essential Albums That Turn 40 in 2021: Class of 1981
From synths to New Wave, the year's evident musical shifts deeply impacted the future of rock 'n' roll.
Why It’s Been Over a Decade Since Freddy or Jason Killed Anybody
Legal problems and studio red tape have kept both the 'Friday the 13th' and 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' franchises from making new films.
Aerosmith’s ‘Toys in the Attic': A Track-by-Track Guide
A detailed look at every song on the Boston band's breakthrough.
35 Years After ‘Wrestlemania': Where Are They Now?
From Hulk Hogan to Andre the Giant to … Cyndi Lauper?
25 Years Ago: Van Halen Dive Into Pop with ‘Can’t Stop Lovin’ You’
As turbulence within the group hit dangerous heights, their producer told them they needed a hit.
Watch Van Halen’s ‘Lost Weekend’ Mini-Documentary
Story of 1984 MTV contest is summed up in less than 15 minutes.
35 Years Ago: ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ Rides Off Into the Sunset
Series never recovered its early momentum when its two stars temporarily left due to a dispute over merchandising royalties.