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The following article is from the blog of Bob Lefsetz, an American music industry figure and author of the email newsletter and blog, the Lefsetz Letter. Based in Santa Monica, California, Lefsetz worked previously as an entertainment business attorney, majordomo of Sanctuary Music’s American division and as a consultant to major record labels. Lefsetz deals with […]

Mark Tremonti Calls Wolfgang Van Halen “The Best of the Best On Bass”

Mark Tremonti Calls Wolfgang Van Halen “The Best of the Best On Bass”

Wolfgang Van Halen has finished recording bass tracks on 20 new songs for Tremonti’s upcoming second album. Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti tells TeamRock.com that he believes Wolfgang Van Halen’s bass playing will take his second solo album to the next level. Guitarist Eric Friedman handled bass duties on the Creed and Alter Bridge man’s 2012 […]

This Day in 1996: Eddie Van Halen, Billy Sheehan & Steve Lukather Perform at the ALS Benefit Concert

This Day in 1996: Eddie Van Halen, Billy Sheehan & Steve Lukather Perform at the ALS Benefit Concert

Something very special happened on this day in 1996. 18 years before the “Ice Bucket Challenge” went viral and drew attention to ALS, Eddie Van Halen assembled a band for an eight-hour benefit concert for his good friend Jason Becker—the guitar wunderkind diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease one week after joining David Lee Roth’s band in 1989. […]

Van Halen All Access Photo: Eddie in 5150 Studios, 1985

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Happy Saturday, everyone! Here’s picture of Eddie Van Halen in the 5150 studio, circa 1985. “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!

Jerry Cantrell Praises Eddie Van Halen: ‘He’s Unique, Untouchable’

Jerry Cantrell Praises Eddie Van Halen: ‘He’s Unique, Untouchable’

Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell took over the airwaves earlier yesterday (Wednesday, November 12) on the KLOS 95.5 FM radio station in Los Angeles, California as a guest DJ with Melissa Maxx, during which he had nothing but praise for legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen. Here’s the transcription, thanks to Blabbermouth.net: “Eddie Van Halen, for me… As a […]

EVH Launches 5150III 1X12 50-Watt Combo Guitar Amp

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After nearly three years in development, EVH is pleased to announce the launch of the 5150III 1×12 50-watt combo amplifier. This is not your average 1×12 combo by any stretch. In line with Eddie Van Halen’s legacy, this 1×12 is a true game changer, making players swear they’re standing in front of a half-stack. The […]

‘Eddie Van Halen is an Amazing Father’: Valerie Bertinelli Praises Her Rocker Ex and Their Son

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From DailyMail.co.uk: Eddie Van Halen was one of the hardest partying rockers of the seventies and eighties when his band Van Halen was on top. Flash forward 30 years and the Hot For Teacher hit maker has a completely different image, as his ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli explained to Meredith Vieira on Monday. ‘Eddie’s a great […]

Van Halen All Access Photo: “Are We There Yet?”

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A moment in time: Eddie Van Halen on tourbus, 1981. “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!

Steel Panther’s Michael Starr: Van Halen Was ‘The Heroin Of Rock For Me’

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From Blabbermouth.net: Mark Weiss of RockScene.com recently conducted an interview with vocalist Michael Starr of Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters Steel Panther. You can now watch the chat below.   Speaking about his early musical influences, Starr said: “For me, when Van Halen came out, that started the heavy metal of the ’80s as I know it today. David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen… it was awesome, man. […]

The Truth About The Van Halen “New Album” Rumors

The Truth About The Van Halen "New Album" Rumors

Over the last year, rumors that Van Halen are working on a new album just won’t go away. It seems that every music news website, when mentioning Van Halen, would end their articles with “Van Halen are currently working on a followup to 2012’s A Different Kind of Truth.” Today that rumor went into overdrive, […]

15 Years After Van Halen, Gary Cherone Still Going Strong with Extreme & Hurtsmile

15 Years After Van Halen, Gary Cherone Still Going Strong with Extreme & Hurtsmile

15 years ago today, Gary Cherone and Van Halen parted ways. And both parties were better off for it. What resulted from their three year union was a great tour (really, the only Van Halen tour to feature both the Sammy and Dave eras equally—just without Sammy or Dave!). And of course it spawned Van Halen III—officially a Van […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Fresh Out of L.A.

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Another never seen shot from our archives—David, Alex, Michael, and Edward goofing around backstage. It’s 1978. The young and wild band, fresh out of L.A., embarks on their first of many world tours. “All Access” Photos is a weekly feature at VHND.com. Every weekend we feature a photo from a roadie, friend, or band insider. Many […]