New Van Halen & Cabo Wabo gear for Summer

Van Halen Metallic Logo Gray Shirt

Van Halen Store has got some great new Van Halen shirts and tote bags and some Cabo Wabo Sunglasses, all perfect for Summertime! Van Halen Club Days Shirt This unique tee is modeled after a simple shirt design that Van Halen made during their "club days" in the mid seventies, before they scored a record deal. This dark heather gray shirt features the original Van … [Read more...]

Eddie Van Halen Recovering After Hand Surgery


Here's an exclusive from Eddie Van Halen is said to be on the mend after undergoing surgery to treat increasing pain in his left hand. “During the last leg of our tour, I started developing pain in my thumb and my pinky. I didn’t think much of it at the time,” the guitarist says. “It got progressively worse to the point that about three months ago I … [Read more...]

Van Halen Mix 03

Here is the third of three awesome Van Halen Mixes that were arranged by Roland Chayer. "Van Halen Mix 03" uses parts of 28 Van Halen songs. Like it? Please tell everyone what you think in our Comments section below! … [Read more...]

Gary Cherone on Fronting Van Halen


A couple of us from the Van Halen News Desk just had the fortune of seeing Extreme perform in last week in Phoenix. Their show was absolutely killer! They're an unbelievably talented band and one of the top rock acts around. They put on a really fun show. David Carr at recently interviewed Gary Cherone to discuss Extreme's latest album, Saudades de Rock, and … [Read more...]

Cabo Wabo bottle redesign


Sammy posted this today: Sammy here, Wanting to make sure you all heard about my new bottle design for Cabo Wabo tequila. I thought it was time to kick it once more and I asked the same guys who have been designing my album and CD covers for years to make this happen. The new design is a little of Mexico and a whole lot of kick ass Rock and Roll. It's a nod to the … [Read more...]

The Van Halen Contract—A Photographer’s Van Halen Story


Here's a little Van Halen story from rock photographer Paul Natkin's blog: It was 1986 and Sammy Hagar had replaced David Lee Roth as the singer in Van Halen. Their tour started in the Midwest, and the hype was starting. I was assigned to photograph them at the second date of the tour, in suburban Chicago, for Rolling Stone Magazine. A friend of mine flew in to photograph … [Read more...]

Cabo Wabo Cantina Set to Open This Fall at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas


Sammy Hagar’s infamous bar and rock ‘n roll hotspot, Cabo Wabo Cantina, is set to open in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas in the fall of this year. Cabo Wabo Cantina offers a blend of live music and coastal Mexican cuisine served up all day and night, for a party that rocks into the early morning. Cabo Wabo Cantina will be a … [Read more...]

Van Halen Mix 02

Here is the second of three awesome Van Halen Mixes that were arranged by Roland Chayer. "Van Halen Mix 02" uses parts of 21 Van Halen songs. We'll feature the third Van Halen next week. Like it? Please tell everyone what you think in our Comments section below! … [Read more...]

2009 Cabo Wabo Birthday Bash dates announced

UPDATED Aug 10th: Sammy Hagar has announced the concert dates for this years Cabo Wabo Birthday Bash; October 7, 8, 10, 12 & 13. Check out Van Halen News Desk's review of the 2008 Bash for some inspiration to plan your trip! No word yet on whether or not CHICKENFOOT will play the bash... … [Read more...]

Sammy Hagar’s Favorite Sunglasses Now Available at


These unique sunglasses, made by Liquid Eyewear, are made of unbreakable aluminum, which makes them virtually indestructible. Sammy Hagar loves these shades and wears them often. In fact, he has special ordered this model in these unique colors for himself. Van Halen Store has custom-ordered these sunglasses, and is offering them to our customers for a limited time and at … [Read more...]