When it comes to matters science fictional, the band Queen is best known for their soundtrack to Flash Gordon (although Freddie Mercury's encounters with Wolverine are near and dear to us).
Since I'm on night shift tonight, I had the opportunity to wander about Fleet Week this afternoon and now I'm feeling a bit patriotic. So, I'm dedicating tonight's soundtrack to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.
In case you were confused as to exactly how Van Halen's Sammy Hagar was abducted by aliens (something he admitted to last month in his new autobiography Red), Hagar reenacted the entire horrific experience on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch.
And now for a Friday musical interlude, we bring you Van Halen caught on its comeback tour, except there was one big problem and it involved gadgets. What happens when you play back a prerecorded synthesizer track at 48K instead of the intended 44.1K? The whole track plays back a little bit faster and at a slightly…