Strong Killings, Android Hero, the Shivas (Funhouse) Local punk trio Strong Killings have a song called "Too Cool" that instantly recalls Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher." I know Van Halen aren't "cool" anymore—especially the non-gigolo-dorky-Steve-Martin-look-alike that is now David Lee Roth—but back in 1984, Van Halen were the COOLEST. I wonder if guitarist Nate Mooter realizes his vocals sometimes sound like Diamond Dave's? And maybe he channels a bit of his silly swagger, too? Again, I'm talking '84 glory-days Dave, though, when he still ruled everybody's school. KELLY O See also Sound Check.