Van Halen Releases “Van Halen II” Forty Years Ago

Forty years ago today Van Halen dropped their second album less than a year after their debut Van Halen set the music world on fire. In just a year, the band had become a household name, and headliner nationally, and Eddie Van Halen, in particular, had graced the cover of many magazines for his sweet shred skills. Wanting to strike while the iron was hot, the band came right back with Van Halen II (Warner Bros.), made up of their infamous pre-record deal demos made with Gene Simmons and Ted Templeman, and a few new songs. Van Halen II had the unenviable task of following one of the greatest debut albums ever.Continue reading

Between the Buried and Me Frontman’s Scored Music From Dutch Rogers Film Available

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Between the Buried and Me frontman Tommy Rogers has scored music for the film Dutch Rogers (under his solo Thomas Giles moniker) and has been released below.

The film stars Keith David, Adam Lopez, Richard Edson, Christian Monzon, Roger Guenveur Smith, Federico Castelluccio, Kristine May, Michael Anthony Spady and Moe Irvin, centering around a Florida teen’s scheme to pay off the gambling debts incurred by his father.

Thomas Giles of Between The Buried And Me released the score for Dutch Book today! Here are some links for you to get a…

Posted by Dutch Book on Wednesday, March 25, 2015