The young generation fetishizes realness in entertainment, and that's partly Van Halen's fault. The '80s were about mystery and wonder: How do people like Dee Snider or Madonna or the Beastie Boys spring up from nowhere in cone bras and clown makeup to pour beer out on people's heads? Mainstream pop was a circus of artifice, with ridiculous haircuts and fog-imbued videos, and fittingly in 1989 it came to a screeching halt when Milli Vanilli's attempt at fame revealed the singers... More >>>
Eddie and the boys (including his son, Wolfgang) are back. But at a bad time?