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Video: Bruce Springsteen Covers "Jump"

Video: Bruce Springsteen Covers Van Halen’s ‘Jump’ at Dallas Show (with Tom Morello)

Update 4/7/14: Here’s a full version of the song, above. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band began their six week U.S. tour tonight (April 6th), opening with Van Halen’s #1 hit, “Jump.” It was the first time that song has ever been played by the E Street Band. The video is embedded above, but […]

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VHND’s All Access Photo: Rehearsals, 1974

Van Halen practicing in 1974, soon after Michael Anthony joined the band, and not long after they scored their first gig on the Sunset Strip. “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 never-seen-before exclusives. Tune in every weekend for […]

EXCLUSIVE: David Lee Roth on Van Halen’s “College of Musical Knowledge” (Audio)

Exclusive: David Lee Roth on Van Halen’s “College of Musical Knowledge” (Audio)

David Lee Roth was inspired by our article 40 Years Ago Today – Van Halen Hits the Sunset Strip! so much so that he sent us an exclusive audio describing how important it was for Van Halen to spend years playing Gazzarris in the mid seventies. He calls it their ”college of musical knowledge.” Listen to Dave’s 5-minute […]

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40 Years Ago Today – Van Halen Hits the Sunset Strip!

  Forty years ago today, Van Halen broke out of the backyard party scene—playing their very first concert on the infamous Sunset Strip! Their gig at Gazzarri’s on April 4th, 1974 was their first performance in Hollywood. Landing this gig helped catapult the band out of Pasadena’s backyard beer bashes, and thrust them headfirst into Tinseltown! This […]

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Unearthed: Earliest Known Van Halen Interview (1977)!

Exclusive: Before Van Halen exploded in 1978 and started being featured in national music magazines, a small rock fanzine covering mostly local Los Angeles bands scored an interview with the lead singer of Van Halen. This interview took place backstage at the Whisky A Go-Go, in September of 1977, nearly half a year before Van Halen’s first album hit […]

35 Years Ago: Eddie Van Halen Paints His Main Guitar Red

35 Years Ago: Eddie Van Halen Paints His Main Guitar Red

Legend has it that Eddie Van Halen painted his Frankenstrat guitar (also known as The Frankenstein) with the iconic red/black/white color scheme sometime in early 1979. We’ve just figured out that it was almost certainly the last week of March when he painted it. That makes it 35 years ago this week that the famous guitarist transformed his white […]

All Acces Photo: Eddie at the L.A. Kings Game Last Night

VHND’a All Access Photo: Eddie Last Night At The L.A. Kings Game

Eddie Van Halen last night at the L.A. kings game. He went with Wolf and Eric Friedman of Tremonti. “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 never-seen-before exclusives. Tune in every weekend for more!


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