Van Halen Stream Classic Music Videos!

Van Halen Stream Classic Music Videos!

Today, Van Halen began streaming some of their earliest music videos ever! Jamie’s Cryin’, Runnin’ With The Devil, Unchained, and Hot for Teacher can all be viewed here in awesome quality! Crank it up & enjoy! Be sure to pre-order TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT, featuring an electrifying performance by guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex […]

Van Halen Confirm Live Album! AUDIO SAMPLES & FREE SHIPPING Pre-Order!

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[UPDATED with 2 Audio Tracks] It’s official!  VAN HALEN To Release Definitive Live Album TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT Available March 31 on CD, Vinyl and Digital Van Halen’s First Six Albums to be Remastered Directly from the Analog Master Recordings and Set for Release in Spring LOS ANGELES – Van Halen will release its first-ever live […]

Making of the “Jump” Video

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During this week in 1984, Van Halen began a 5-week run at the top of the Billboard charts with their smash, “Jump“! Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the unforgettable video. Pete Angelus [Van Halen road manager, lighting director, 1978-84]: I think we spent less money making “Jump” than we did on having pizzas delivered to the set […]

Eddie Jamming Today!

SHORT VIDEO: Eddie Jamming Today!

Yup. A video posted by Wolf Van Halen (@wolfvanhalen) on Feb 27, 2015 at 3:03pm PST Wolfgang Van Halen shares a 15-second video of Edward jamming today!  (From Wolf’s Instagram). A big thanks to Wolf! And Wolf, please feel free to share more clips like these! (And please consider getting a YouTube account, where you can post […]

The Private Photo Shoot that Sparked a War Inside Van Halen

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In 1979 David Lee Roth met Helmut Newton, inciting an ego-fueled power struggle that ultimately split the group apart. Here’s a new article on some never-heard, behind-the-scenes drama that went on in Van Halen. Well get you started by featuring the article’s intro here on VHND, but be sure to click over to Medium.com to read the entire article. […]

Photos: Van Halen Plays Virginia, 1984

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Enjoy rare photos from 31 years ago this month, when Van Halen played Roanoke, Virginia, during their 1984 World tour. Eddie Van Halen on the 1984 tour: “Our live show for the 1984 tour just could not get any bigger, but it was so over the top that we never made any money from it. We had 18 trucks […]

Van Halen Albums, Ranked Worst to Best (Video)

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Our friends at Ultimate Classic Rock attempted the near-impossible feat of trying to rank all the Van Halen albums from worst to best. As they note in the introduction to their video, ‘“worst” in the context of one of the world’s greatest rock bands doesn’t necessarily mean bad.’ That’s for sure! We think there’s very, very little “filler” […]

Wolfgang Van Halen Making Solo Album

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Eddie Van Halen’s son is in the process of writing a solo album! That’s one of the more surprising things Eddie revealed during his hour-long interview at the Smithsonian National Museum Of American History in Washington, D.C. last week. “Wait until you hear his record! This is not pop talking, this is REAL talk. It […]

Van Halen Choose Atlas Music Publishing For Global Music Publishing Deal

Van Halen Choose Atlas Music Publishing For Global Music Publishing Deal

NEW YORK, NY (February 18, 2015) – Eddie Van Halen and Alex Van Halen of the legendary rock group Van Halen have signed an exclusive worldwide deal with Atlas Music Publishing, as announced today by Richard Stumpf, CEO of Atlas Music Publishing. The agreement covers the entire Van Halen catalog (excluding the most recent album), […]

Smithsonian Event a Major Milestone for Eddie Van Halen

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By VHND contributing writer Kevin Dodds, author of Edward Van Halen: A Definitive Biography Photos by National Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution On a bitter cold night in Washington D.C. on February 12, 2015, the atmosphere inside the Smithsonian Museum of American History was plenty warm. Fortunate enough to attend with a fellow superfan—my 12-year-old son—I […]

VIDEO: Eddie Van Halen’s Smithsonian Interview

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From WhatItMeansToBeAmerican.org: Necessity Is the Source of Eddie Van Halen’s Inventions THE PATH TO ROCK SUPERSTARDOM INVOLVES IMMIGRATION, EXPERIMENTATION, AND THE OCCASIONAL ELECTROCUTION BY SARAH ROTHBARD FEBRUARY 13, 2015 Rock legend Eddie Van Halen didn’t set out to change the way the guitar was played. But, as he explained to a standing-room-only crowd at the […]

Eddie Van Halen Donates More Guitars, Equipment, to the Smithsonian

Eddie Van Halen Donates More Guitars, Equipment, to the Smithsonian

Edward Van Halen donated some musical equipment to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington DC today. He donated an exact replica of his original black and white Frankenstein guitar, a Stealth, and an EVH amp and speaker cabinet during a closed ceremony, which took place right before his speech/interview. The folks at the Smithsonian […]