Van Halen’s 2012 Tour: Opening Night Set List (Louisville, KY)

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Here's the complete set list for tonight's (Feb. 18th) Van Halen Concert in Louisville, KY. This was the first night of their 2012 Tour. 1. You Really Got Me 2. Runnin' With The Devil 3. She's The Woman (NEW) 4. Romeo Delight 5. Tattoo (NEW) 6. Everybody Wants Some!! 7. Somebody Get Me A Doctor 8. China Town (NEW) 9. Mean Street 10. (Oh!) Pretty Woman 11. Drum … [Read more...]

Van Halen Tour Opener Brings Rock Guitar Legend to Louisville

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Van Halen's 2012 tour srtarts TONIGHT! From courier-journal.com: Written by Jeffrey Lee Puckett In the winter of 1978, the heads of teenage boys began exploding nationwide because of something called the “brown sound.” You can look it up. The guilty party was Eddie Van Halen, who happily confessed and then blew up some more. The weapon was Eddie’s guitar, … [Read more...]

David Lee Roth Explains “Stay Frosty” (Video)

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Below is David Lee Roth's latest video to the fans - the 'Song By Song' for "Stay Frosty". "Stay Frosty" is already a fan favorite. Even Rolling Stone magazine loves it - check out what they said about the song in their album review: "Toward the end [of the album], Roth reaches down between his legs, eases the seat back and shifts into "Stay Frosty." It's not just the … [Read more...]

ESPN’s Van Halen Tattoo Contest

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With the release of Van Halen's new album, A Different Kind of Truth, and the new single "Tattoo", David Lee Roth has worked with ESPN to give you a chance at a meet-and-greet, and free Van Halen tickets. It's a tattoo contest! From ESPN: "If you have a tattoo that relates to sports in any way (teams, towns, favorite type of hockey stick, etc.), you are ready to win a … [Read more...]

Slash: “New Van Halen CD is Pretty Badass”

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Slash (Guns 'n' Roses, Velvet Revolver)  posted yesterday,  "New Van Halen cd is pretty badass. In my humble opinion. iiiI; )'” Eddie Trunk responded with "I agree Slash! MUCH better than first single led me to think!". Trunk also said, "Nice to see nearly 200,000 copies of the new VH sold in first week. Very impressive in 2012 for a hard rock album. Equivalent to 900K in … [Read more...]

Van Halen Allowing Fans To Shoot Photos & Video At Shows

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David Lee Roth has just informed VHND.com that the band is "totally okay with" fans shooting photos or video at the shows during their 2012 tour, which kicks off this Saturday, Feb. 18th, in Louisville, KY. So knock yourselves out and take all the pictures and videos you want! Just keep in mind that we are talking cell phones or small cameras only. Professional cameras or video … [Read more...]

Van Halen’s New Album Debuts at No. 2

Van Halen' s new album A Different Kind of Truth debuted at #2 on the Billboard chart, selling an impressive 187,000 copies it's first week on the charts. A hard rock album hitting the #2 position is an incredible achievement these days. It's even more impressive when you figure that record industry sales of albums are down 50% since 14 years ago, when Van halen's last album … [Read more...]

Slash, Eddie Trunk, Chad Smith, Charlie Sheen Praise New Van Halen Album via Twitter

With Van Halen's new album, A Different Kind of Truth, finally unleashed on the world February 7, and with big first week sales projections in an era when music sales are low, the band is indeed finally back. Some tweets from notable people during the last week: Eddie Trunk: "The more I listen to new VH the more I'm happily stunned @ how heavy & ass kicking it is. … [Read more...]

Oakland University Student Suspended After Writing Essay Titled ‘Hot for Teacher’

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ROCHESTER, Mich. (WXYZ) - Joseph Corlett can’t believe he was suspended from Oakland University after writing about his attraction to one of his professors in an essay titled “Hot for Teacher” that was based on a song by Van Halen. Corlett, 56, is an aspiring writer and says not even his wife had a problem with the words he used to describe his teacher. “Tall, blonde, … [Read more...]