Bands In The Woods Wednesday: Van Halen (Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth)

Today in Bands In The Woods we take a look at OG Van Halen chilling riverside in Kyoto! photo by Koh Hasebe. When they weren't "Dancing In The Streets" (as featured on the new Cabin Fever Mix), Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth of Van Halen could be seen sitting in quiet contemplation by …

Day 9/10 Album Challenge: Black Sabbath – “Paranoid” (1970)

Cottagemixtape.com is not paranoid about our 9th pick in our 10-day album challenge, Black Sabbath's sophomore album, Paranoid (1970). Paranoid altered rock and roll's musical landscape and condemned it a life of eternal damnation. It also influenced us too. I know, I know! Why pick the most obvious of the Black Sabbath albums? It's true …

Day 8/10 Album Challenge: Rush ‎– “Fly By Night” (1975)

Rush's second album, "Fly By Night" is our day 8 pick in the cottagemixtape 10 day-album challenge. Picking the most influential Rush album is a tough undertaking, particularly as a Canadian. In Canada, "What is your favourite Rush album?" is asked at citizenship tests, job interviews, wedding ceremonies, divorce proceedings and first dates.... and you …