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Van Halen's gig at a BARN on this day in '78!

Van Halen Plays a Converted Barn on This Day in ’78!

On this day in 1978, Van Halen played a gig at a small bar in Wisconsin that was a actually converted barn. Yes, a BARN! The band arrived in a van and played on a small stage up in the hay loft! Tickets were six bucks, burgers were a dollar, and hay covered the floor. […]


VHND’s All Access Photo: Mike & Playboy Bunny Backstage

We’d like to think that if you were to walk into the hallowed backstage area of an early Van Halen gig at any given time, you’d be greeted by something like this. “All Access” Photos is a weekly feature at VHND.com. Every weekend we feature a photo from a roadie, friend, or band insider. Many are […]

Awesome Van Halen “Romeo Delight” Video Montage

Awesome Van Halen “Romeo Delight” Video Montage

Kick off your weekend with this KICK ASS video for Van Halen’s “Romeo Delight!” A fan did an especially good job compiling a bunch of Van Halen concert footage into his own video for this classic track from Women And Children First. Although all the footage has previously circulated, he did a superb job editing […]


Van Halen Tops Guitar World’s List of Best Albums of the Eighties

In early 1990, the editors of Guitar World magazine sat back, grabbed some coffee and painstakingly selected what they considered the top 50 guitar albums of the just-ended Eighties. Van Halen’s magnificent 1984 topped their list as the #1 album of the Eighties! And not only that—Van Halen was the only band that three albums that […]

Top 10 Van Halen Music Videos

Top 10 Van Halen Music Videos

The VH1 documentary “All Time Top Ten: Van Halen” counts down the top 10 Van Halen songs. Former MTV VJ Mark Goodman takes you through their wild history while he rolls out their top 10, which is basically a list of their favorite Van Halen music videos. “Few Rock bands have risen to the height of Van […]

Van Halen 1984 tee

Van Halen All Access Photo: Eddie Backstage ’84

This week’s rare photo—the most popular guitar player in the world poses backstage in 1984. Van Halen’s legendary 1984 tour was their most massive tour ever, consisting of 75 crew members, midget body guards, and 175,000 tons of equipment loaded onto nine trucks and five buses, bringing the world’s biggest rock ‘n’ roll music party to millions […]

Hear "Love Song" Eddie Van Halen

Exclusive: Eddie Van Halen “Love Song” Instrumental from ‘The Wild Life’ Film Score

More music from The Wild Life! Here’s what we call “Love Song,” a pretty little guitar track from the 1984 movie The Wild Life. This has never been heard in full until now. This beautiful little piece, not reliant on gain and effects, could be a cousin of “Women In Love.” It’s very lovely, with a chime-like quality. […]

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