Eddie Van Halen “Van Hauler” Trucks

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On this day in 1993, Petersen Publishing Company gave away a Chevy C1500 red, white, and black striped project truck in a Sport Truck magazine giveaway. The truck is one of only two such beauties in existence. The other featured less stripes and was made for Edward Van Halen. Here’s a look at both “Van Halenized” […]

“I Can Sing It All!” — Michael Anthony Says He Can Sing Lead Vocals on Any Van Halen Song

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Michael Anthony gave an interview last week to the “Lamont And Tonelli Show,” which airs on the Bay Area rock station 107.7 The Bone. The radio host steered the conversation into vocals, and went on to compliment Michael… Host: I’ve got to give you credit. A lot of people don’t give you enough credit, because you’re […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Outside 5150

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Alex, Michael, and Eddie happily pose with new singer Sammy Hagar, shortly before the release of 5150. This was one of the first photos ever taken of the “new” Van Halen.  Who remembers that period of time when we were all waiting to hear what the “NEW” Van Halen with Sammy Hagar would sound like?? Another […]

Eddie Van Halen “Driving Song” Instrumental from ‘The Wild Life’ Film Score (Exclusive)

Eddie Van Halen “Driving Song" Instrumental from 'The Wild Life' Film Score (Exclusive)

More music from The Wild Life! Here’s what we call “Driving Song,” a really nice guitar track from the 1984 movie The Wild Life. This has never been heard in full until now.  (This track was only played for a few seconds, about 27 minutes into the movie, as Eric Stoltzs’ character Bill was driving his truck). This piece, played on a stratocaster, reinforces the […]

Sexy Video for Van Halen’s “Honeybabysweetiedoll” (Fan-Made)

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Here’s an unofficial (and sexy!) fan-made video for “Honeybabysweetiedoll,” one of the many monstrous tracks from Van Halen’s 2012 A Different Kind of Truth album. (There’s no nudity, but there’s lots of T&A, so you might not want to watch this around coworkers or your kids). Yowza!

Van Halen Tribute Band ‘Fan Halen’ Performs Live on TV

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UPDATE: This has already aired, and we’re not sure if it will air again. Big thanks to AXS TV Host & Producer, Katie Daryl, for mentioning the Van Halen News Desk twice on the show! While Van Halen remains out of the limelight this year, fans might want to catch the popular VH Tribute band, […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Ready to Rock Detroit!

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The band poses backstage in this never-seen shot from a 1980 photo session…ready to rock Detroit! “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!

6 Times David Lee Roth Dominated The Internet In Honor Of His 60th Birthday

6 Times David Lee Roth Dominated The Internet In Honor Of His 60th Birthday

From VH1.com: 60 years ago today, one of the greatest frontmen in the history of rock n’ roll let out his first cry and he’s been making noise ever since. David Lee Roth made his bones as a member of legendary Southern California band Van Halen who forever changed hard rock with their boisterous party anthems and the over […]

Friends of the Boys: Visiting Jan Van Halen (35 Years Ago Today)

Friends of the Boys: Visiting Jan Van Halen (35 Years Ago Today)

The home where Eddie and Alex Van Halen grew up in Pasadena, as it looked in 2013. (Photo: Karen Nuremberg Sonner) A very unique story from 35 years ago today, by VHND contributing writer, Doug Fox. Written for VHND and The Editing Room Floor: Click, snap, clack, pop, clink … There’s a lot of things that go through […]

Rare Video: Eddie Van Halen Jams with G.E. Smith & The Saturday Night Live Band, 1987

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Here’s a video of one of our favorite Eddie Van Halen jams ever. Embedded below is the elusive footage of Eddie Van Halen playing with G. E. Smith and the Saturday Night Live band in 1987. The video always get’s taken down from youtube, so it’s hard to find. Classic stuff! Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli appeared […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Cocktails in ’78

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The band grabs some cocktails somewhere on their first world tour. Can you guess which one is the lead singer?? “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 Van Halen’s Bass Tech’s Mother Gave David Lee Roth Advice

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DLR in 1981 and Kevin Dugan’s Mother Grace in 1989 This is a special story brought to us by Kevin Dugan. Some fans will know his name—he’s perhaps the most publicly well-known Van Halen crew member—he’s been Michael Anthony’s bass tech from 1981 through the present day. He was on Van Halen’s crew from ’81 […]