Christmas Medley

Frank Klepacki wrote a Christmas spoof in the style of AC/DC, Ozzy, Van Halen & Rob Zombie:

“Joy To The World” by Steve Lukather & Eddie

Several years ago Eddie Van Halen and his friend, Steve Lukather recorded this version of “Joy To The World”

New List: Top Guitarists of All Time – Eddie Van Halen #3

Eddie with Kramer

From the Chop Shop radio show

Chop Shop Guitar Show Announces The Top 100 Most Complete Guitar Players
of All Time

Steve Black, host of The Chop Shop and The Chop Shop Classic, assembled a
five member panel to rate and rank guitarists, resulting in The Chop
Shop’s Top 100 Most Complete Guitarists Of All-Time. The list is a
complete list, as each guitarist was ranked in the following categories:
technical ability, soul and emotion, influence on the music and guitar
industries, song writing, live experience, sales, signature sound and
longevity. Steve and his panel very much enjoyed ranking the guitarists,
and its with pride that The Chop Shop presents the results to you!

1st Place – Jimmy Page

2nd Place – Jimi Hendrix

3rd Place – Eddie Van Halen:

Place Guitarist Total

1 Jimmy Page 87.94
2 Jimi Hendrix 84.92
3 Eddie Van Halen 84.81
4 David Gilmour 82.72
5 Keith Richards 82.48
6 Pete Townshend 80.66
7 Steve Vai 79.74
8 Les Paul 78.61
9 Angus Young 78.56
10 Jeff Beck 77.77

Click “Read the rest” to see the full Top 100 list.

The Greatest Band Logos of All Time


From: Houston Press (read the full article here) The following is just the intro & the Van Halen part. Read the full article at the link above. Classic Rock Corner: The Greatest Band Logos of All Time, Part 1 Mon Dec 15, 2008 at 11:25:25 AM Daniel Kramer With our ears still ringing from last […]

Happy Holidays

Mad Anthony

From Mad Anthony’s Cafe: Whew, is it Holiday season again already?? I hope all of you had a great year and are ready to finish it off in grand style!! First, I want to wish everyone out there “Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year”!! Party hard, but party safe. Second, I want to update […]

Van Halen’s Legendary M&M’s Rider


From The Smoking Gun: Van Halen’s Legendary M&M’s Rider DECEMBER 11–Behold the Holy Grail. Since we began publishing backstage concert riders about 10 years ago, TSG has been searching for the most famous rider of them all, the one in which Van Halen famously stipulated that brown M&M’s were to be banished from the band’s […]

Van Halen’s “Almost Infamous”

Photo by Jeffrey Liles

Here’s a entertaining recollection of what it was like to discover Van Halen back in 1978, and then to actually meet them on their first world tour. Echoes & Reverberations: Van Halen’s “Almost Infamous” Written by Jeffrey Liles from the Dallas Observer. Photo: Eddie Van Halen, April 15, 1978, in Fort Worth, Texas. (Jeffrey Liles) It […]

Van Halen gift ideas

Under $10

Van Halen Gift Ideas Having trouble finding a unique gift for the Van Halen fan in your life? Check out the popular items shown below in your price range. This holiday season, you can find the perfect gift at, where you’ll find the world’s largest selection of official Van Halen and Cabo Wabo merchandise. […]

Ten Legendary Rock Drummers


From Ten Legendary Rock Drummers Posted Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:13pm PST by Rob O’Connor in List Of The Day Mitch Mitchell, the last surviving member of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, has exited stage left, right or wherever. Just received the news and no determination of death has been made. However, he was only […]

NASA Plays Van Halen in Space

From NASA’s website: STS-126 Wakeup Calls Wakeup calls are a long-standing tradition of the NASA program. Each day during the mission, flight controllers in the Mission Control Center will greet the crew with an appropriate musical interlude. Flight Day 11 STS-126 crew wake-up call, Flight Day 11 — “Can’t Stop Loving You” by Van Halen was played for […]

Van Halen: Like Father, Like Son

Guitar World Van Halen article

From Guitar World: Van Halen: Like Father, Like Son By Chris Gill This feature is from the April 2008 issue of Guitar World magazine. Eddie Van Halen put the fire in the group that bears his name. It took his son, Wolfgang, to rekindle the passion and get the group on the road for one of the […]