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Eddie Van Halen Spotted in 1972 Lamborghini Used in “Panama”

This week is the anniversary of the release of Van Halen’s hit “Panama,” and coincidentally, Eddie Van Halen was recently spotted in the very car that was used for a sound effect in the classic song, by a reader of FeelNumb.com: Feel Numb reports, “The song “Panama” was released on June 18, 1984 as the third single […]

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Van Halen & Sammy Hagar Part Ways 20 Years Ago Today

20 years ago today, Van Halen and Sammy Hagar parted ways. (It was Father’s Day, June 16th, 1996) “I remember nine-and-a-half great years, and one horrible year. But it’s so much easier remembering rolling out of the limo, the four of us, laughing so hard that we couldn’t even walk into the show half the time […]

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Runnin’ With the Devil: Eddie Van Halen Shreds Tires, Too

From CarAndDriver.com: From the July 2016 issue of Car And Driver magazine (all links within are CarAndDriver.com’s) Like any red-blooded kid growing up in Pasadena, California—hometown of that famous little old lady—Eddie Van Halen had a taste for hot cars. After his band’s self-titled debut album went platinum in 1978, he cycled through a collection […]

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Watch These Kids’ Incendiary Cover of Van Halen’s ‘On Fire!’

A couple years back, we featured some Van Halen covers by Jacob Deraps, a young Canadian guitarist who’s absolutely tearing up Van Halen classics. In the new video above, Jacob once again collaborates with Australian drummer, Josh Gallagher, and together they perform an incendiary cover of Van Halen’s “On Fire.” The results should make you proud of how […]

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New EVH Board Shorts!

Gear up for Summer in the new EVH Board Shorts with the iconic Eddie Van Halen stripes! Perfect just about anywhere … as swim trunks or shorts. Drawstring waist with velcro. Made of quick drying, moisture wicking microfiber (85% polyester, 15% nylon). Your new, favorite shorts — just in time for summer! Visit Van Halen […]

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Van Halen ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ Podcast

The all-Van Halen podcast “Dave & Dave Unchained” has released episode #2. After a successful debut, the “Dave & Dave Unchained” podcast  has returned for more mammoth madness on episode 2. This time around the duo focuses on the underappreciation of VH’s 2012 studio album, “A Different Kind of Truth.” As the Daves breakdown the […]

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Watch This Artist’s Tribute to Eddie Van Halen (Amazing!)

“I can’t play guitar worth a damn, so this is my tribute to Eddie Van Halen.” — Dave Santia This guy is amazing! Dave Santia, a “speed painter” from Detroit, paints his tribute to Eddie Van Halen. He paints very quickly — with both hands(!) — and the results impressive! (Don’t take our word for it — watch […]

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New Van Halen Podcast: ‘Dave & Dave Unchained’!

Van Halen fans, it has finally arrived – a podcast exclusively about The Mighty Van Halen. “Dave & Dave Unchained” focuses on everything in the world of VH, plus the solo careers of its members. This monthly show covers every era of the band through album discussions, exclusive interview segments and more. The show is […]

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Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Recalls His First Van Halen Concert

The late, great Lemmy Kilmister had a great quote about his first experience seeing Van Halen. It was in London, 1978… “I first saw Van Halen at the Rainbow (no, not the L.A. one, the old London one, a big theater) back in 1970-something and I thought they could have been louder. Well, I always think it can […]

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Eddie Van Halen 2016 Cover Stories (Updated)

[Updated June 2nd] This Spring/Summer, Eddie Van Halen has been featured on four guitar magazines based outside of the USA. All four contain exclusive interviews and exclusive photos (all photos taken by Kevin Baldes). View all four covers below. New Eddie Van Halen cover story in France’s guitar magazine, Guitar Part! New Eddie Van Halen cover story in Poland’s guitar magazine, Gitarzysta! […]

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Master Builder Chip Ellis: ‘Eddie Van Halen Expects Perfection’

In a new video, EVH Master Builder Chip Ellis gives a quick rundown on the features of the new custom-built Wolfgang USA Tour Relic Replica. Limited to a 20-piece run., the guitar is an exact replica of the aged-looking Ivory Wolfgang USA guitar that Eddie Van Halen played onstage during Van Halen’s 2015 tour. Ellis […]

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Audio: Van Halen Live in Bristol, England May 26, 1978

On this day in 1978, Van Halen played Colston Hall in Bristol, England. They were on their first world tour, and were thrilled to be opening for Black Sabbath. Luckily for us, a good sounding audio recording exists!Listen to the majority of Van Halen’s May 26th, 1978 concert, embedded here:

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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 […]