Toyota Owner Loves Van Halen so Much He Painted his Car Like the Guitar [Video]

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A huge Van Halen fan decided to Van Halenize his Toyota truck with a unique paint job—in the same color scheme of Eddie Van Halen’s iconic guitar—for a fresh, rockin’ new look!The above video is nicely done, and shows Ryan Humphrey of Ohio giving us the step-by-step process of painting his truck, along with some vintage Van Halen playing […]

Eddie & Alex Van Halen’s Gift to Paraquat Kelley (UPDATED)

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UPDATE #1: Scroll down to see MORE PHOTOS that we  added today. UPDATE #2, from Paraquat: Paraquat tells the Van Halen News Desk, “Thanks to my brothers Eddie and Alex for stopping bye for a hang with Paraquat Kelley today to support Melody Rogers and me for the upcoming Mighty Met Acoustic Flashback on Dec 14 @ the Canyon Club […]

“You Think You Know Van Halen?” Video

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Our friends at Ultimate Classic Rock whipped up a fun little Van Halen video. It’s the latest edition to their You Think You Know Classic Rock? video series. We hope you enjoy their video.

35 Years Ago Today, Van Halen Concert Footage Premiered on TV!

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35 years ago today, on Nov 24th, 1979, Van Halen concert footage was shown on television for the very first time! No, were not talking about the Fair Warning tour film from Oakland, (and there’s a lot of mystery behind that) —we’re talking about our OTHER favorite old Van Halen footage, which is arguably just as cool, […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: 1978

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Photo of a young, hungry, Van Halen, during their first world tour, 1978. Who was lucky enough to see Van Halen back in the ’70s? “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!

When It’s Love

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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 […]