Thursday, 26 January 2012

10 Facts About Edward Van Halen

1. Born In Holland (January 26th, 1955)

2. Named his son Wolfgang after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

3. Played the guitar solo on Michael Jackson's Beat It, off the album Thriller (1982).

4. Fans named Eddie's famous red, white and black stripped guitar "Franken-Strat" because he had rebuilt it so many times.

5. Edward's middle name is Lodewijk, after Ludwig Van Beethoven.

6. According to Gene Simmons, Eddie tried to join Kiss in 1982 as a replacement for Ace Frehley.

7. Was married to actress Valerie Bertinelli.

8. Appeared on the TV show "Two And A Half Men" (2009).

9. Had hip replacement surgery in 1999.

10. His father, Jan Van Halen, plays clarinet on the song Big Bad Bill, off the album Diver Down (1982).

Monday, 23 January 2012


1. Bringing Up Baby (1938): Screwball comedy co-starring Katharine Hepburn. Howard Hawks Directs.

2. Gunga Din (1939): Adventure film directed by George Stevens Co-Starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ans Victor Mclaglen. Based on a poem by Rudyard Kipling.

3. Only Angels Have Wings (1939): Another one directed by Howard Hawks. Features an early appearance by Rita Hayworth.

4. The Philadelphia Story (1940): Romantic Triangle With Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart. Remade years later with Bing Crosby in the Grant role.

5. Suspicion (1941): Grant's first Hitchcock film. Co-stars Joan Fontaine (also in Gunga Din) as a woman who suspects her husband (Grant) is trying to kill her.

6. Arsenic And Old Lace (1944): Situational comedy about a family where Grant is the only member who isn't a murderer.

7. Notorious (1946): One of Hitchcock's best films. Co-starring Ingrid Bergman, this one's all about spies and Nazis.

8. Room For One More (1952): Grant stars with his real life wife (at the time) Betsy Drake as a kind hearted couple who adopt orphans.

9. To Catch A Thief (1955): Grant wanted to retire from films but Hitchcock lured him back with this script about a jewel thief and the chance to work with Grace Kelly.

10. North By Northwest (1959): This is the one with the famous scene of a crop dusting plane chasing him down. This is also the last film Grant made with Alfred Hitchcock.