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Van Halen, Motley Crue Tickets Both Averaging Just Under $200

Nostalgia is all the rage this fall, and major tours from Motley Crue and Van Halen are leading the pack for hot throwback tours.

Los Angeles-based 80s rock group Motley Crue is calling it quits as soon as their tour wraps up, and so they have adequately penned their concluding run as the The Final Tour. And for fans who doubt that the end is truly near, the band even signed a contract to finalize their touring days, meaning the end will be final once the tour closes out in December.

A ticket to see Motley Crue and opening act …

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WATCH: Bruce Springsteen Covers Van Halen’s “Jump”

When you attend a Bruce Springsteen concert, you’re guaranteed to get an electrifying assortment of hits and deep cuts from one of the greatest songwriters of our time, but the real surprises often come in the form of cover songs spanning the entire history of rock an pop music. Springsteen and the E Street Band have made a rousing rendition of the classic “Twist and Shout” a staple of their set, and the Boss even covered Lorde’s megahit, “Royals,” at a recent gig in New Zealand. During last night’s headlining set at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival in Dallas, …

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UTG PHOTOS & REVIEW: Scott Ian’s ‘Speaking Words’ Tour (3/5/14)

Ladies and gentlemen, UTG can now double-confirm that Scott Ian is a very well-spoken, hilarious, and brutally honest man. If you were able to catch our interview with him a little while back, you probably chuckled at some of that charisma while perusing our conversation with him.

When his first ever US spoken word tour came through B.B. King’s in New York City, we were able to check out the show and catch up with Ian afterwards. It was certainly interesting seeing the shredder from Anthrax take stage in a blues club, much less without any other musicians and only …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Scott Ian Discusses ‘Speaking Words’ Tour, Anthrax, And NOT Watching The Grammys

“I have as much to do with the Grammys as I do with the fucking Oscars.”

Scott Ian, guitarist of iconic metal band Anthrax, is a straight shooter. It’s probably rooted in his Queens, NY attitude, but regardless of where it came from, the man doesn’t dance around what he’s trying to say.

When I first found out that Ian would be going on the road with just a stage, microphone, and 30 years of stories, I decided that his upcoming ‘Speaking Words’ tour was one I must mark down on my calendar. After witnessing intimate spoken sessions …

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Van Halen, Tom Morello, and Travis Barker To All Be Featured On Upcoming LL Cool J Album

Some of rock music’s finest have teamed up with one of hip hop’s best recently for a release that’s guaranteed to be a hit.

The folks over at Rock Transmission were the ones to break the news early last night that Van Halen‘s Eddie Van Halen, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, and Travis Barker of blink-182 will all be appearing on LL Cool J‘s thirteenth full length record, Authentic.

Authentic drops on April 30, follow the jump for the album’s track list.

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No One Will Ever Top The Audacity And Ratchetness Of Diplo’s Rider

Page Six, the vaunted gossip section of the New York Post, got a hand on producer Diplo’s rider and boy, is it a doozy. Right up there with the great tour riders of yore from the likes of Mötley Crüe and Van Halen.

For those not in the know, the rider is a document that will outline requests and requirements that a band will need for their tour. This can be light arrangements and stage design schematics or, more infamously, alcohol, drugs, and if you’re Limp Bizkit, light fixtures with dimmer switches.

So what would a …

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DAMMIT: Van Halen Cancel Every Tour Date After June 26

Some things really are too good to be true.

After months of hype and fantastic tickets sales, Van Halen have announced the cancellation of every tour date following their June 26 appearance in New Orleans. According to Pollstar, announcements began to break shortly after noon today, with multiple sources reporting “no explanation offered” in regards to the decision.

Markets affected by these cancellations include: Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, El Paso, Baltimore, E. Rutherford, Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Memphis, Spokane, Reno, Fresno, Wichita and Milwaukee.

We will bring you updates as information becomes available.

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MUSIC VIDEO: Van Halen – She’s The Woman

Van Halen have released the performance visuals for their new song “She’s The Woman” and can be viewed right here on UTG!

This song is off of the band’s latest release, A Different Kind of Truth, through Interscope Records. If you have not picked up this album do so by heading through the link provided and rock on!

Please check out this performance video by simply heading through the jump and let us know if you enjoyed what you saw and heard from Van Halen. We hope you like it as much as we did.


MUSIC VIDEO: Van Halen – Tattoo

Van Halen are officially back and louder than ever with the release of their latest video, “Tattoo.”

At this point in their career, is there really much more that needs to be said about the almighty Van Halen? The group is set to release and album and tour extensively throughout 2012, so consider this the firing pistol at the starting line of their year. Click past the jump to enjoy the official video for “Tattoo.”

If you love hair metal, we have little doubt you will love “Tattoo.” After you listen, comment below and let us know if you want …


David Lee Roth Touring With Van Halen Next Year

Van Halen has revealed that they will be heading out on tour in 2012, with singer David Lee Roth, marking this as their first performance in five years. The news was announced this morning via a video on YouTube, which shows the band rehearsing on stage. Specific tour dates have yet to be revealed but tickets begin to go on sale January 10.

Along with their forthcoming tour, Van Halen has been reportedly been working on a new album for the past three years as well as signing to Interscope Records recently.

Keep checking back for tour dates and news …

Van Halen working on first material in 15 years

Multiple sources have been talking about the reuniting of Van Halen. Of all the people to comment on this epic occasion, Slash has some insight for everyone intrigued. This would be the first material the band would release in 15 years. What do you think?!

Slash’ words of wisdom:

I’m a huge Van Halen fan. They’re finishing [up their new album right now], actually. I don’t wanna speak on their behalf, but one of the guys that works for us works for Van Halen in the studio and he told me that they’re in the mixing stages.