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David Lee Roth Ponders Van Halen’s Future

In the new episode of The Roth Show released last night, David Lee Roth briefly addresses Van Halen’s possible future. “It’s not like my career path is gonna be altered — I sort of know what the next ten summers are going to bring. Eddie Van Halen aside — those are ups and downs — I don’t know when we’re going to tour but I […]

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Audio: Van Halen Live in Hanley, England May 23, 1978

On this day in 1978, Van Halen played Victoria Hall in Hanley, England. Luckily for us, a great sounding audio recording exists! (Listen below) This was during Van Halen’s first world tour. They were thrilled to be opening for the legendary Black Sabbath. “The Sabs,” as they called them, were part of their musical youth. To […]

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Audio: Van Halen Live in Manchester, England May 22, 1978

On this day in 1978, Van Halen played the Manchester Apollo in Manchester, England May 22, 1978. Listen to this GREAT sounding audio recording of the entire concert, below. VHND reader, Paul Wilkinson adds, “I’m local to Manchester and have heard a few stories about this gig. The best one is that no one had really […]

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Guitar Tone: Hands Vs. Gear

Photo by John Lill Photography In a new article for Premier Guitar, guitarist Pete Thorn uses Van Halen guitarist and pioneer Eddie Van Halen as an example as he debates whether guitar tone comes from the player’s gear, the player’s hands, or both. Here’s an excerpt: It’s an often-debated subject on guitar forums. Someone will start […]

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Van Halen’s Conquers Paris, ’78 – Covers Black Sabbath & The Who

This week in 1978, Van Halen performed in Paris, France, for the first time. We have a funny story about their trip to Paris, some rarely seen photos of the band posing by the Eiffel Tower, and an audio recording of their entire concert at the Theatre Mogador, where they perform “Voodoo Queen,” (an early form of “Mean Street”), Eddie Chochran’s […]

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Video: Larry King Interviews David Lee Roth

CNN just uploaded an interview Larry King did with David Lee Roth back in 1986, just as Eat ‘Em And Smile was being released. This interview hasn’t been available on YouTube or in collector’s circles as far as we can tell, so it’s probably the first time a lot of us will see this. Dave talks about […]

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Eddie Van Halen at George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic (Photos)

Eddie Van Halen attended the 9th Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic to benefit held by the George Lopez Foundation on Monday, May 2nd at the Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank, CA. Ed obviously had a great time, as you can see in several photos, below. The mission of the George Lopez Foundation is to create positive, permanent change for […]

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4 New Episodes of ‘The Roth Show’

David Lee Roth has been really cranking out new episodes of The Roth Show! Listen to the latest four, embedded below. Food Show… Black Christmas Tree… The Hendrix Mix… Pigeon Wars…

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Sammy Hagar on the Making of Van Halen’s ‘5150’

Photo by David McGough This week is a special time in Van Halen history. It was 30 years ago this week that the band topped Billboard’s LP charts for the first time, with 5150! The album sat in the Number One position for 3 weeks straight. In a new interview, Sammy Hagar shares some interesting stories […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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‘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 […]