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VHND’s All Access Photo: Ready to Rock Detroit!

The band poses backstage in this never-seen shot from a 1980 photo session…ready to rock Detroit! “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!

6 Times David Lee Roth Dominated The Internet In Honor Of His 60th Birthday

6 Times David Lee Roth Dominated The Internet In Honor Of His 60th Birthday

From VH1.com: 60 years ago today, one of the greatest frontmen in the history of rock n’ roll let out his first cry and he’s been making noise ever since. David Lee Roth made his bones as a member of legendary Southern California band Van Halen who forever changed hard rock with their boisterous party anthems and the over […]

Friends of the Boys: Visiting Jan Van Halen (35 Years Ago Today)

Friends of the Boys: Visiting Jan Van Halen (35 Years Ago Today)

The home where Eddie and Alex Van Halen grew up in Pasadena, as it looked in 2013. (Photo: Karen Nuremberg Sonner) A very unique story from 35 years ago today, by VHND contributing writer, Doug Fox. Written for VHND and The Editing Room Floor: Click, snap, clack, pop, clink … There’s a lot of things that go through […]

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Rare Video: Eddie Van Halen Jams with G.E. Smith & The Saturday Night Live Band, 1987

Here’s a video of one of our favorite Eddie Van Halen jams ever. Embedded below is the elusive footage of Eddie Van Halen playing with G. E. Smith and the Saturday Night Live band in 1987. The video always get’s taken down from youtube, so it’s hard to find. Classic stuff! Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli appeared […]

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VHND’s All Access Photo: Cocktails in ’78

The band grabs some cocktails somewhere on their first world tour. Can you guess which one is the lead singer?? “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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When Van Halen’s Bass Tech’s Mother Gave David Lee Roth Advice

DLR in 1981 and Kevin Dugan’s Mother Grace in 1989 This is a special story brought to us by Kevin Dugan. Some fans will know his name—he’s perhaps the most publicly well-known Van Halen crew member—he’s been Michael Anthony’s bass tech from 1981 through the present day. He was on Van Halen’s crew from ’81 […]

Eddie Van Halen on How He Created His Signature Sound Using MXR's Phase 90 and Flanger Pedals

Eddie Van Halen on How He Created His Signature Sound Using MXR’s Phase 90 and Flanger Pedals

From GuitarWorld.com: This is an excerpt from the all-new November 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus Guitar World’s cover feature on Jeff Beck and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, not to mention features on Weezer, George Thorogood, the guitar pick revolution, Nita Strauss and Black Veil Brides, plus gear reviews (Epiphone, […]


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