Happy Halloween

"I was David Lee Roth for Halloween a few years ago and I will be him again probably this year too. Why? Because he is my idol. Since I was about five years old, I’ve recognized him as the God of Hard Rock, and he will not be topped. He is the quintessential bleach-blond California macho ladies’ man who will tear it up onstage in assless chaps and show everyone how it’s done. … [Read more...]

Zloz knows Van Halen

From TGDaily.com: If you grew up loving Van Halen, Motley, and many of metal and hard rock's finest, you know the work of photographer Neil Zlozower. Especially if you're a Van Halen fan, because Zloz worked with them during the Roth era, and was practically considered the fifth member of the group. In 2007, Zloz put out his first book, Van Halen: A Visual History … [Read more...]

Rockin’ Cabo 2011: Sammy Hagar Birthday Bash Recap

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Welcome to the Van Halen News Desk’s “Cabo Wabo Birthday Bash 2011” recap, which features setlists of all 4 of the wild concerts, videos of the outdoor concert, and newly imported Cabo Wabo merchandise. Enjoy! Van Halen News Desk staff once again attended the annual Sammy Hagar Birthday Bash at the Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. As always, a couple thousand … [Read more...]

Michael Anthony Joins ROTUS For Special Treat at the Cabo Wabo Cantina

During the week of Sammy Hagar's Birthday Bash celebration in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, lucky fans had the opportunity to see a special show at the Cabo Wabo Cantina on On October 12, 2011.  This "bonus show" featured an up and coming act "ROTUS".  Rotus is a band out of Southern California featuring Sean Hall (Lead Vocals & Guitar), David Soria (Bass) & Billy Becerra … [Read more...]

“Eddie Van Halen” Hardcover Photo Book by Neil Zlozower Released Today; Autographed Copies Exclusively at VanHalenStore.com

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Legendary rock photographer Neil Zlozower's second Van Halen hardcover coffee table photo book, Eddie Van Halen, was released today! Once again Van Halen Store is the exclusive retailer of autographed copies, signed by the author himself, at no additional charge. SIGNED copies ship next week, while UNsigned copies are in stock and shipping now. Book details: The … [Read more...]

Alex Van Halen’s 1980 Drumkit at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

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From RockHall.com: Van Halen's Seat Of Power Posted by Howard Kramer Van Halen burst on the rock scene in 1978 like a larger-than-life, hard rocking, non-stop party, and channeled that energy into a seminal debut. Ostensibly, the band had two frontmen: leonine lead vocalist David Lee Roth and volcanic guitarist Edward Van Halen. Both possessed the charisma and talent to be … [Read more...]

Honor Thy Van Halen

From GuitarWorld.com: Guitar Strength: 10 Commandments of Playing Guitar in the Style of Dimebag Darrell, Part 1 by Scott Marano Commandment 1: Honor Thy Van Halen ... and ZZ Top, Kiss, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Ted Nugent, Pat Travers, early Metallica (Kill ‘em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets) and Randy Rhoads. Van Halen’s impact on Dimebag’s playing … [Read more...]

Chickenfoot Interviews

Chickenfoot's sophomore album, "III", sold 42,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 9 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's self-titled debut opened with 49,000 units back in June 2009 to debut at No. 6, and went gold with sales of 500,000. Recent Chickenfoot interviews: Rockline TNB Music Chats with Michael … [Read more...]

David Lee Roth Update

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First, VHND can confirm that the Facebook and twitter pages for David Lee Roth that popped up last week are 100% official. Roth's twitter post was simply "Get Ready for..." Since Roth has chosen to set up his social networking pages during this "calm before the storm", we've decided to address some lingering rumors regarding his status in the band since rejoining Van Halen. … [Read more...]