Van Halen All Access Photo: Backstage ’79

Van Halen backstage, 1979

A never seen shot of Van Halen backstage at the Mason Temple Theatre on May 2, 1979 in Detroit, Michigan during the band’s “World Vacation” tour. The Motor City was about to get their very first headlining Van Halen show! “All Access” Photos is a weekly feature at Every weekend we feature a photo from a […]

Top 5 Underrated Songs In Van Halen History


From: Stereo Embers Magazine. Written by: Michael Sandler Everyone knows a Van Halen song. Eddie Van Halen, the band’s guitarist and namesake, is one of the most celebrated musicians of the past half-century or so. From the innovative shred-fest “Eruption,” to synthesizer-heavy “Jump,” to the sing-along, classic rock of “Right Now,” Van Halen is the man behind […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Eddie Tied Up


Eddie Van Halen gettin’ nutty backstage during the band’s “1980 Invasion” World Tour. “All Access” Photos is a weekly feature at 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! For tons of live photos from this tour, see this: Photos: Van Halen […]

David Lee Roth’s Race Across America


In early September of 1985, the MTV Video Music Awards were coming up, and David Lee Roth was planning on attending. After all, his Crazy From The Heat solo EP had come out in January, and his music videos for “California Girls” and “Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody” were in huge rotation on MTV that year. Van Halen […]

Killer Photos of Van Halen in Texas—Sept 12, 1981


Here’s a ton of KILLER Van Halen photos this day in 1981! Van Halen’s mind-blowing performance at the Sam Houston Coliseum in Texas is captured in these 50 photos by Rockin’ Houston. This Texas show was the last show of the third North American leg of the Fair Warning tour, after which, the band was able to […]

EVH iPad Hard Shell Cases & iPad / Tablet Soft Cover Now Available


Now you can ROCK your iPad or Tablet with Eddie Van Halen’s iconic guitar stripes! There’s three EVH Hard Shell Cases: iPad Air, iPad Mini, and iPad 2/3/4 Generation! There’s also a Zip Soft Cover for Tablets & All iPads! All items are now available at Van Halen Store. And, right out of the starting gate, they are all discounted. Get […]

Michael Anthony Talks Van Halen in New Interview

Michael Anthony Talks Van Halen in New Interview

Former Van Halen and current Chickenfoot bassist Michael Anthony was interviewed by Eddie Trunk last week. Listen to the hour-long interview HERE.  Michael was his usual amiable self—laid back and candid, and shared his disappointments about being estranged from Van Halen—without sounding bitter.  It’s a must-listen. Some highlights: Michael hasn’t spoken to the Van Halen brothers since the […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: All Hat & No Cattle


He’s all hat & no cattle… Van Halen’s flamboyant frontman, David Lee Roth, poses backstage wearing a giant cowboy hat at Cobo Hall in July 3, 1981 in Detroit, Michigan. “All Access” Photos is a weekly feature at Every weekend we feature a photo from a roadie, friend, or band insider. Many are never-seen-before exclusives. […]

PHOTOS: Van Halen ROCKS Roklahoma On This Day in 1980


UPDATE 9/11/14: We just added a few photos of Eddie Van Halen playing his Les Paul, and also some photos of opening bands Sammy Hagar and Pat Benatar. Also, note the event program on the right.  On this day in 1980, (Saturday, Sept 6th) Van Halen played the very first “Roklahoma” (Different from the “Rocklahoma” festivals […]

Vote For Van Halen in the UCR Hard Rock Football League Championship Tournament

Vote For Van Halen!

From Van Halen‘s Eruptions take on Motorhead‘s Motorheads in round one of the first-ever Hard Rock Football League championship tournament. And you decide who prevails! Why should Kiss and Motley Crue‘s Vince Neil be the only rock stars to own football teams? With the NFL season kicking off this month, we’ve decided to team up with Loudwire to create teams for 16 other […]

This Day in 1996: Van Halen’s Original Lineup Presents MTV Award


On this day in 1996, the three members of Van Halen appeared with David Lee Roth on the MTV Video Music Awards to presents the award for Best Male Video. The reunited quartet received a standing ovation from the shocked and delighted crowd. called it a “rapturous standing ovation.” David Lee Roth was darn right to break […]

Watch Joan Rivers Interview David Lee Roth (Twice)


Rest in Peace, Joan Rivers. Joan sadly passed peacefully today, surrounded by family and close friends. As a tribute to Joan, we’re featuring videos of both times she interviewed David Lee Roth back in the ’80s. The interviews from 10/31/85 and 10/9/86 are embedded here..