“Eruption” Second Best Guitar Solo Ever, According To Guitar World


From "50 Greatest Guitar Solos" on Guitar World's website: 2) "Eruption" (Eddie Van Halen) - Van Halen Van Halen, 1978 It is hard to imagine a more appropriately titled piece of music than Edward Van Halen’s solo guitar showcase, “Eruption.” When the wildly innovative instrumental was released in 1978, hit the rock guitar community like a hydrogen bomb. Two-handed … [Read more...]

How Eddie Van Halen Ended Up In My Livingroom

Eddie's great gift

Here's a very unique story about meeting Eddie Van Halen, sent by VHND reader, Edward B. Fohrman, M.D. We hope you enjoy it. It's been almost ten years since my encounter with Eddie, but I remember it like it was yesterday... I was "moonlighting" in an 8 bed ER in "the valley" while still a resident at UCLA. It started out a quiet, but steady night. The nurse handed me … [Read more...]

Van Halen’s debut released TODAY on 180 gram RTI vinyl!


Van Halen Track Listing SIDE 1: Runnin’ With The Devil Eruption You Really Got Me Ain’t Talkin’ 'bout Love I’m The One SIDE 2: Jamie’s Cryin Atomic Punk Feel Your Love Tonight Little Dreamer Ice Cream Man On Fire 1/27/09 UPDATE: This item is finally being released today, and is now in-stock at VanHalenStore.com! (This was originally due for release … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, Edward Van Halen!

Edward Lodeewijk van Halen (Lodewijk is pronounced "Load-ah-ivke") was born in Amsterdam, Holland, on January 26th, 1955. Happy Birthday to the "King of Ten Fingers & Six Strings!" "Eddie's accomplishments are enormous. Positively towering... there isn't one aspect of the electric guitar he hasn't changed, rearranged, or reinvented. He's Hendrix and Les Paul combined. He … [Read more...]

EVH Guitar Straps now offered in a SHORTER length

EVH Strap

The EVH Premium Guitar Strap now comes in a SHORTER length. The new shorter straps are currently in stock only at Van Halen Store, and are on sale for $10 off the list price. (Click here to order). Now you can own the exact same strap Eddie Van Halen uses onstage! This premium quality black leatherette guitar strap is comfortable, durable, and very stylish with the … [Read more...]

Chickenfoot tease

Chickenfoot website

"Chickenfoot", the code-name for the new band featuring Sammy Hagar on vocals, Michael Anthony on bass, Joe Satriani on guitar & Chad Smith on drums, has an official website! Chickenfoot.us posted a little tease from the studio. The short audio clip is the only thing on the website so far, but it sounds very promising. Check it out! There's still no word on whether or … [Read more...]

EVH Frankenstein Humbucker

EVH Frankenstein Humbucker

The legendary humbucking pickup from the guitar that changed everything. Think of it as a brand-new version of the original Frankenstein's battle-worn pickup, wound to the exact original specs and built to fit in any humbucking-pickup-equipped guitar. One of the most famous humbuckers of all time is now available at a competitive price and serves as a great upgrade and … [Read more...]

Eddie Van Halen to Auction a Pair of 1956 Chevy Classics at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale


Custom, Theme-Matching Guitar to be Auctioned with Each Vehicle A pair of Chevrolet classics from the personal collection of rock 'n' roll icon Eddie Van Halen will be sold at No Reserve during the 38th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., Jan. 11-18, 2009. The 1956 Chevy 210 (Lot #1259) and 1956 Chevy Nomad (Lot #1259.1) will each be … [Read more...]

Cabo Wabo Radio shuts down on Saturday


Press release from Sammy: CABO WABO RADIO IS SHUTTING DOWN THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT MIDNIGHT! BUT WE'RE GOING OUT WITH A 24 HOUR PARTY ALL DAY SATURDAY In a message today from the Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas,Mexico, Sammy Hagar spoke about the extraordinary triumph of station built, branded, and programmed by legendary radio/television star Shadoe … [Read more...]

Where You At, Baby? – Sammy Hagar episode

Sammy and Matt

Canadian TV station Much Music has a show called "Where You at Baby?," where they hunt down musicians from the 80's and 90's and find out what they are up to now. They have a new episode featuring Sammy Hagar, which was filmed in Cabo during Sammy's birthday bash and aired over the Holidays. They don't have the episode on their website, but here's a link to several … [Read more...]

The ORIGINAL version of “Cosmic Universal Fashion”

This video was made by a fan, but the music is the original version of the song, which is not on Sammy's new album. "Gossett2006", who made the video, writes: 'This version of "Cosmic Universal Fashion is from the Baghdad Heavy Metal Album which Sammy Hagar contributed this (imo) better version of the song, first released in July 2007. This version sounds heavier, different, … [Read more...]