30th Anniversary Retrospective on David Lee Roth’s ‘Eat ’em and Smile’

We have an exclusive excerpt of a lengthy article on the 30th anniversary of David Lee Roth’s Eat ’em and Smile album, which appears in the newest issue of Guitar World. The article is written by Greg Renoff, author of ‘Van Halen Rising.’ Just as ‘Rising’ shed unprecedented light on Van Halen’s formation, this article sheds […]


Latest Van Halen ‘Interview’ Proves Bogus

We have an important statement to make. Yesterday at VHND we wrote an article which mentioned Guitar Tricks Insider magazine’s new Eddie Van Halen cover story. Their feature story on Eddie featured many quotes, as if they recently interviewed him. We just learned that this is NOT a legitimate interview. It turns out that not […]


Van Halen Rocks Cabo Wabo Cantina, 1990 (Photos & Video)

On this day in 1990, Van Halen performed at the Grand Opening of their very own Cabo Wabo Cantina! There’s a sleepy town, south of the border. If you go there once, you’ll be there twice. Sound familiar? These are the hallowed words that introduced us to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and the Cabo Wabo Cantina, which […]


‘Rock Legends: Van Halen’ Airs Wednesday, April 20 on AXS TV

Today on AXS TV: Ranked among the top hard rock bands of all time, Van Halen was known as much for the drama surrounding its members as its larger-than-life stage performances. Interviews, news archives and performances reveal the story of this iconic band. Tune in Wednesday, April 20 at 8|7c on AXS TV! Tune in […]


Eddie and Cody Van Halen with George Clooney

George Clooney appears on the cover of the April issue of Esquire Magazine. As you can see below, Kody Van Halen shares the cover with him. Here’s the cover, along with a photo of Eddie and Kody Van Halen with Mr. Clooney. Esquire drew an arrow pointing to Kody, and states, “This guy is real and his […]


Watch Van Halen LIVE in Montreal, April 19th, 1984 (Video Upgrade)

It was this day in 1984 that Van Halen played a show in Montreal, Canada. At the time, that show was not anything unusual — just your typical sold out concert by The Mighty Van Halen. But that one performance is now legendary. Why? Because it’s the only performance from that tour that has been recorded in its entirety […]


Exclusive Photos: Van Halen Plays Houston on This Day in 1978

Here’s live & backstage photos from the Van Halen concert which took place 38 years ago today, at the Music Hall in Houston, Texas. Some of these pics are exclusive to VHND, and never seen before. Here’s the button that Pantera Ten Productions used as a backstage pass, which states, “JOURNEY CONCERT, Special Guest Stars Montrose & Van Halen.” […]


Happy Birthday, ‘Diver Down’! David & Eddie Discuss the Classic Album

On this day in 1982, Van Halen released “Diver Down!” Here’s what David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen had to say about every song on the classic album upon it’s release. Roth’s quotes are from Cream & Van Halen’s are from Guitar Player. Eddie: “When we came off the Fair Warning tour last year [1981], we […]


Hear Van Halen’s Unreleased Song “I Want Some Action” & Other ‘5150’ Demos

For the 30th anniversary of Van Halen’s, multiplatinum, No. 1 album, “5150,” we’re spotlighting an unreleased (and unfinished) song from the album, “I Want Some Action,” which you can listen to above. This is a is a song that was written and recorded during the “5150” sessions, and, interestingly, the only unreleased song that has leaked out […]


Did Roth Really QUIT Van Halen in ’85? This Insider Says No!

One of the biggest shakeups in rock ‘n’ roll history is when David Lee Roth quit Van Halen in 1985. But did he really quit? This insider, who was known as “one of the fifth members of Van Halen,” says David did not quit … Legend has it that on April 1st, 1985 … April Fool’s Day … David Lee […]


Eddie Van Halen Donates Signed Guitar For Charity

Edward Van Halen donated a signed EVH Striped Series guitar for a great cause — the John Varvatos 13th Annual Stuart House Benefit.  Mr. Van Halen is on the host committee for the John Varvatos Stewart House event, and he has donated for several years now. The CHARITY BUZZ auction is live! It ends TUES, April 26, 2016 3:53 PM EDT. BID […]


Video Demo & Review: EVH 5150 III Micro Stack

Guitarist Eric Broadbent (who’s endorsed by EVH Gear, VHND, and Van Halen Store) has made a video demo/review of the EVH 5150 III Micro Stack. As for the performance part of the demo, he’s running directly into the Micro Stack, and all he’s using for effects are some reverb and delay in post processing. After that, he uses the same setup, but has […]


David Lee Roth’s ‘Thanks For a Great Tour’ Video

Just as he did after the 2012 tour, David Lee Roth has uploaded a new video thanking fans for attending the 2015 tour. Watch it above. You can enjoy photos, videos, and reviews for each show of Van Halen’s 2015 tour on our 2015 Tour Page!


8-Year-Old Drummer Plays Van Halen’s ‘Jump’

Young drumming sensation, Avery Molek, returns with another Van Halen song…this time it’s their #1 hit, “Jump.” In addition to playing along perfectly with the beat, Avery can seen smiling exuberantly as he lip syncs to the words to the classic song. (Avery’s currently 9, but was 8 when this video was recorded). “I love rockin out to Van […]


Two Van Halen Mentions In Popular Culture This Week…

There were a couple random Van Halen mentions in popular culture this week. Very cool to see Van Halen constantly being referenced on TV and elsewhere … First, in “The Goldbergs” TV show, when one character was asked to explain his SAT test answers, he replied, “The correct answers just happened to form the Van Halen […]