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All Access Photo: Clowning Around During The 1980 Invasion

VHND’s All Access Photo: Clowning Around During The 1980 Invasion

Coincidently, the best frontman of the ’80s and the best guitarist of the ’80s just happened to be in the same band. Here they are putting up their dukes somewhere during the band’s 1980 INVASION world tour, in support of the monstrous Women And Children First album. “All Access” Photos is a weekly feature at VHND.com. Every weekend we feature […]


Eddie Van Halen’s “Spanish Fly” Guitar Solo Covered on Piano! (Video)

This is amazing! Watch the video below of famous keyboardist Derek Sherinian cover Eddie Van Halen’s acoustic guitar instrumental “Spanish Fly.” Derek says he recorded this on his iPhone on 7/27/14 and adds, “God bless EVH!” Hearing this on a piano is like hearing it in a whole new light. It really shows what an incredible piece of […]


30 years Ago: Van Halen Plays Monsters of Rock Festival, Castle Donington, England

On this day in 1984, Van Halen performed for 65,000 sweaty heavy metal fans at the ‘Monsters of Rock’ Festival at Donington Park in Castle, Donington, Leicestershire, England. This show was the first Monsters of Rock show out of five the band played to wrap up the 1984 tour. This was also Van Halen’s first U.K. appearance since […]


VHND’s All Access Photo: Eddie Ready To Rock Japan!

Another never seen photo — Eddie Van Halen ready to rock a sold out crowd in Japan in 1978. He’s proudly wearing the original Van Halen logo tee from the band’s club days. To this day, that very shirt that he wore during the band’s first world tour hangs on display at 5150 Studios. “All Access” […]

Backstage Van Halen Photos From 1979

Backstage Van Halen Photos From 1979

Legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin has shot Van Halen many times over the years. Here’s his backstage shots from Newcastle upon Tyne’s City Hall, June 26th, 1979. The band was three months into their second world tour—their first full tour as headliners. Van Halen II had already gone platinum, and their third work, Women And Children First, would come […]

Never Seen Photos of Eddie Van Halen's Guitar Collection at 5150!

Never Seen Photos of Eddie Van Halen’s Guitar Collection at 5150!

“Pretty maids, all in a row…” Feast your eyes on a real treat! Here’s some incredibly cool photos from 5150 studios that have just emerged, offering glimpses of many of Eddie Van Halen’s rarely seen guitars. These are definitely some of the very best (and only!) photos of Eddie’s axe collection that have ever come out of […]

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. […]

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