Watch a short video of Eddie Van Halen jamming on his new 5150 guitar, above, courtesy of Musician’s Friend! For EVH guitars and amps, head to Musician’s Friend. For EVH guitar accessories or apparel, head to Van Halen Store.
A signed custom-built Edward Van Halen guitar was stolen from the Hard Rock Café in downtown San Antonio, Texas late last week. That’s right, someone simply walked into the side door of the restaurant, grabbed the guitar off the wall and walked right out the door. The local police said the incident occurred either late […]
Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, died today at the age of 64. Young had been suffering with dementia for the past three years. Eddie Van Halen posted the following on his Facebook today: “It is a sad day in rock and roll. Malcolm Young was my friend and the heart and soul of AC/DC. I […]
The highest quality audience-filmed footage of early Van Halen is BACK, and it’s INCREDIBLE! We’re talking about the Fresno, 1979 amateur video. A few years ago, some ultra-upgraded footage of this gig hit YouTube and fans went crazy. But soon after, it got taken down from YouTube, and it’s mostly gone ever since. Until now. Back in 2014, apparently out of […]
On November 13th, 1985, Edward Van Halen placed his hands in cement as he was inducted into the Hollywood, California Rock Walk. The Rock Walk is located in front of the Guitar Center music store on Sunset Boulevard. Other inductees at the inaugural ceremony included Stevie Wonder, Robert Moog (creator of the Moog Synthesizer), drum […]
Our friend Jacob Deraps just posted “part 2” of his brown sound demonstration, and we need to share it. Crank it up! “Here it is, as promised, part 2 of my Brown Sound video, which has been my most popular video so far, thanks everyone! Hope you enjoy, crank it loud for maximum tone!” This video […]
Sammy Hagar was interviewed on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation” yesterday, where he revealed that he didn’t hear from the Van Halen brothers on his seventieth birthday. Hagar explained, “To me, they made a real strong statement by not wishing me a happy birthday for my seventieth. Especially amongst the fact that so many people have died. […]
There is a surprise percolating in this new gourmet coffee ad. We wonder if this blend might go well with two burritos and a root beer float… Watch the new commercial by Van Houtte, entitled, “Become A Master With Van Houtte,” which began airing this month. Not only is there a great Van Halen reference in the commercial, but we […]
We sent our favorite young drummer, Avery Molek, a box of swag from Van Halen Store. In the video above, he asks VHND readers which Van Halen song they want to see him cover in his next Van Halen video! Help him decide in the comments section, below! Related Avery Molek articles: Our original feature on […]
“The day before I turn 70 on the beach doing what I love to do.” – Sammy Happy 70th Birthday to Sammy Hagar! Sammy’s annual birthday bash event going on this week brings a VIP list of big-name rockers together to celebrate his birthday at the former Van Halen frontman’s legendary Cabo San Lucas cantina. […]
To celebrate David Lee Roth’s birthday today, we’ve got a newly surfaced video interview of Van Halen in 1978! And it’s the coolest thing ever! This was filmed in London for the Australian TV show, Countdown. This is the earliest Van Halen video interview that has ever surfaced, and it’s a absolute gem. Enjoy!
David Lee Roth has just inked a new deal with the talent agency ICM Partners according to The Hollywood Reporter. ICM Partners seems to be the perfect fit for Diamond Dave as it is described as a full-service agency representing clients in the fields of motion pictures, television, music, publishing, live performance, branded entertainment and […]
Two years ago today, Van Halen completed their 41-date North American 2015 tour with two performances in their hometown in a storied venue they’ve never played before — the famous Hollywood Bowl! Enjoy our new Backstage Photo Gallery from these two shows! Click on the photos to view at full size, or to view as a slideshow. Four […]
Having just heard the sad news about the passing of Hugh Hefner, we wondered if the band had ever toured the Playboy Mansion. No news on that, but we were surprised to find that in February 2015, Playboy’s website ranked every Van Halen song. That’s right … Jordan Hoffman from Playboy took on the gargantuan task […]
Check out this letter written by a disgruntled parent who took their daughter to the Van Halen concert in Shreveport, Louisiana on this day in 1982. Priceless! Thanks to fellow fan Rodney Carr for digging this out of his collection. Here’s a few ways we think the parent could have signed off on their letter: “And I almost forgot to mention that the […]