John 5 on Van Halen: “They are writing right now at 5150. Eddie is on fire.”

Shredding mastermind John 5 recently joined the Hard Rock Nights radio program to talk about his new solo record, The Art Of Malice, and working with Rob Zombie, David Lee Roth, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rob Halford, Lita Ford, etc. John talks about working with David Lee Roth on his DLR Band CD at 1:59 into the interview. Then at 5:06 they ask him about Eddie... Q: "Now Dave, of … [Read more...]

That Metal Show wants new Van Halen music

VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" is a roundtable talk show celebrating all things hard rock and heavy metal and hosted by Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine ("Crank Yankers", "Inside the NFL", "Meet The Creeps"), and Don Jamieson ("Inside The NFL", "Dice Undisputed", "Meet The Creeps"). On last week's show (Season 5, Episode 2 with guest Zakk Wylde) Eddie Trunk started the show off … [Read more...]

Chickenfoot: Second album update & new video

Lots of Chickenfoot news lately: 1) Second album update from Reuters.com: Chickenfoot steps toward second album DETROIT (Billboard) - Its all-star members may be working on other projects -- the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album for Chad Smith, solo sets for Sammy Hagar and Joe Satriani -- but Chickenfoot has already started work on its sophomore album. "This time … [Read more...]

Annihilator covers Van Halen’s “Romeo Delight”

Van Halen's "Romeo Delight" has been covered by Canadian melodic thrash metal pioneers, Annihilator. The track comes off Annihilator's 13th (self-titled) album, which released today (May 25th) in Europe. RadioMetal.com spoke with Annihilator's founder and guitarist, Jeff Waters, about covering "Romeo Delight:" At the end of the record, there’s a cover of VAN HALEN’s … [Read more...]

“Unchained” stripped: Eddie’s isolated guitar track

Here's Eddie Van Halen's isolated guitar track for "Unchained." This classic has long been considered one of the favorite songs of many Van Halen fans. It was voted favorite song by the fans in issue #7 (Winter 1997) of The Inside magazine. From the classic opening chords, the fast paced riff, to it's conclusion, this song is a masterpiece, and simply shows VH at their … [Read more...]

Valerie Bertinelli Engaged to Boyfriend Tom Vitale

Three years after officially divorcing rock icon Eddie Van Halen, actress Valerie Bertinelli is preparing to give marriage another try. In an interview with AARP Magazine, the 50-year-old star opened up about her engagement to long-time boyfriend Tom Vitale, who proposed after a romantic night out in Florence. Valerie Bertinelli is engaged to her boyfriend of nearly six … [Read more...]

Mad Anthony’s Hot Band and Hot Sauce (Part 2)

From BryanReesman.com: by Bryan Reesman Mad Anthony back in the day: All Jacked Up. Life is good for Michael Anthony. After three decades achieving fame and fortune playing with Van Halen, he now rocks out in another popular group, Chickenfoot, with ex-VH bandmate Sammy Hagar, guitarist Joe Satriani and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. Their self-titled … [Read more...]

Michael Anthony pays tribute to Ronnie James Dio

From Mad Anthony Cafe: R.I.P. RONNIE JAMES DIO POSTED: 5.17.2010 "I was saddened to hear yesterday about the passing of one of rock's most powerful vocalists, Ronnie James Dio. He was an influence to me, growing up playing music. I remember in Van Halen we used to do "Man on The Silver Mountain" in the club days, and during one of our early tours we played a festival in … [Read more...]

Autographed Van Halen Philadelphia Flyers Jersey auctioned for charity

Dan Carcillo wears EVH sneakers

Philadelphia Flyers Daniel Carcillo displays one-of-a-kind, limited-edition autographed Van Halen Flyers jersey now available via auction for Flyers Charities. Van Halen signed the jersey when the band last performed at the Wachovia Center in 2007. The jersey will be awarded to the highest bidder. Opening bid was $51.50, in honor of the name of Van Halen’s studio and the name … [Read more...]

Soundboard recording: Van Halen performing Rainbow’s “Man On The Silver Mountain”

The hard rock community was in a state of mourning as artists rushed to pay tribute to iconic elder statesman Ronnie James Dio, who died on Sunday at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. Read the billboard article.RIP Ronnie! As a tribute to the late, great, Ronnie James Dio, the Van Halen News Desk has dusted off an old recording from our archives. It's Van Halen covering the … [Read more...]