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AUDIO: Van Halen Live! Sweden “Monsters of Rock” 1984

On this day in 1984, Van Halen rocked Sweden for the first time! Here’s a fantastic shot of The Mighty Van Halen performing at Rasunda Stadium in Stockholm during that very day. This was part of the “Monsters of Rock” stadium shows that wrapped up the legendary 1984 tour. Besides this unique photo, here’s an excellent sounding audience recording […]

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Eddie Van Halen talks building the Frankenstein, honing the 5150 and EVH Gear

New Eddie Van Halen interview with MuscRadar! Read the intro here, and then read the rest at the link below. It’s been 21 years since Total Guitar last caught up with Eddie Van Halen. So, after an exclusive invitation to visit the man himself at his 5150 Studios, MusicRadar’s sister magazine pulled up a chair to […]

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Video: Complete Sammy Hagar Interview on ‘Oprah: Where Are They Now?’

Last week, the Oprah Network gave VHND an exclusive video of Sammy Hagar’s quote about Van Halen from his new interview with Oprah: Where Are They Now? Today we’re featuring the complete 10 minute Sammy Hagar segment from Oprah: Where Are They Now?, which aired last Saturday, August 20th, 2016. The video is embedded above. As the frontman […]

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Sammy Hagar Apologizes to Van Halen (Exclusive Video)

How does Sammy Hagar feel about Van Halen today? The Van Halen News Desk has been given an exclusive video teaser from the Oprah Winfrey Network about their upcoming interview with Sammy. He says something to Van Halen that he’s never said before. Watch the video teaser, above. This week’s episode of ‘OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY […]

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Eddie Van Halen Interviewed For The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation

Edward Van Halen is honored to be a part of The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. Edward has been interviewed for a tribute video to Foundation, to be shown in October at the Americans for the Arts gala in NYC, honoring the Foundation with their National Music Education Award. Here’s photos of Eddie and Janie Van Halen […]

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Van Halen 1984 Soundcheck Audio!

The internet is pretty cool sometimes. Back in 1984, a fan who somehow had access to the venue Van Halen was playing that night (San Francisco’s Cow Palace) recorded a few minutes of the band’s soundcheck. Hearing Eddie casually noodle around a bit is just great! Listen above.

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Listen to David Lee Roth’s Cover of ‘Baker Street’

David Lee Roth’s new episode of “The Roth Show” entitled “one last cup of coffee…” contains a great choice for a cover song — Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street” — and it’s superb! The haunting song features a hypnotic saxophone line, which has got to be rock’s greatest sax riff. It’s lyrics are ultimately about depression, transition, and weary aspiration. Listening to Roth […]

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Photos: Eddie Van Halen Live at Molson Amphitheatre Toronto

Last year was a crazy year for the VHND because of Van Halen’s North American tour. Because there was so much going on, we somehow missed out on featuring these incredible photos of Van Halen performing live exactly one year ago at Toronto’s Molson Amphitheatre. Here’s some incredible photos (pretty much just Eddie!) and the concert review from Eric […]

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Martha Quinn Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love With David Lee Roth

“I was so intent on not being razzle-dazzled by him” — Martha Quinn Martha Quinn was one of the iconic five original MTV VJs. She looks back at the early days of MTV in a new interview, as the history-making cable channel that launched her career (not to mention the careers of hundreds of pop […]

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David Lee Roth 1978 Texas Interview (Audio)

Here’s a newly surfaced audio interview with David Lee Roth from way back in the summer of 1978! Van Halen was rolling through Texas for a third time during their grueling first tour. Radio station KTRN 1290 AM’s Mad Martin interviewed David Lee prior to the Van Halen concert at the Memorial Auditorium in Wichita […]

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Stryper’s Michael Sweet Would Love to Sing For Van Halen

From Blabbermouth: STRYPER’s Michael Sweet says that he would “absolutely” front VAN HALEN if he was ever asked to step in as a replacement for either David Lee Roth or Sammy Hagar. Sweet, who in 2008 joined the legendary group BOSTON on vocals and guitar for their 54-city summer headlining tour of North America, discussed […]

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David Lee Roth’s Website Redesigned

Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth updated his website today with new design and navigation. There’s a Playlist page, a new Roth Show page and Backpages. davidleeroth.com

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30 Years Ago: ‘5150’ Time at Texxas Jam!

30 years ago today, Van Halen headlined the 9th annual TEXXAS JAM at the Cotton Bowl in front of 72,000 rowdy fans. The bill included BTO, Keel, Krokus, Dio, and Loverboy. VHND contributing writer Kevin Dodds, author of Edward Van Halen: A Definitive Biography was there, and we think you’ll enjoy his recollection… ‘5150’ Time at Texxas Jam! […]