Sammy Hagar Calls Eddie Van Halen a Liar — Contradicts Himself?

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In a recent video, Sammy Hagar goes off on Eddie Van Halen, specifically in response to Eddie's claim in the new Billboard interview that he had to constantly show Michael Anthony what to play on bass. In his two-minute video rant below, Sammy says, "For Eddie to say he had to show him what to play and had to teach him all those songs, that is the biggest line of bullshit … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, Michael Anthony!

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Happy Birthday, Michael Anthony! Van Halen's bass player of three decades recalls joining Van Halen in 1974: "The very first time I jammed with Eddie and Alex, it was in a little garage in Pasadena," Mike recalled in a Rockline interview on 1/20/92. "The garage was so small I could barely even get what little amp I had in there. And these guys just blew me away, the way they … [Read more...]

Eddie Van Halen on Surviving Addiction, Why He’s Still Making Music and What He Really Thinks of David Lee Roth (and Other Past Van Halen Bandmates)

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From Billboard.com, By Chuck Klosterman Eddie Van Halen doesn't listen to music. This is not a fake-out or a misdirection, nor is it a seemingly straightforward statement that actually means its opposite. Eddie Van Halen does not listen to music. “I don’t listen to anything,” he tells me from a greenish couch inside 5150, the expansive home recording studio built on his … [Read more...]

Photos: Alex Van Halen Inducted into Hollywood Rockwalk Hall Of Fame

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The most individual and under-celebrated drummer in the world, and a man who simply and sincerely enjoyed pounding on things — Alex Van Halen — was inducted into the Hollywood Rockwalk Hall Of Fame on this day in 1991, alongside Ginger Baker, Carmine Appice , John Bonham, Keith Moon, and Buddy Rich. Thats pretty good company!  Alex Van Halen places his handprints in cement as … [Read more...]

Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: 5 Ways Eddie Van Halen Breaks the Rock-Star Rules

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Eddie Van Halen photographed by Chrissy Olsen in Studio City, California on May 29, 2015.Chrissy Olsen From Billboard.com:  By Chris Payne | June 18, 2015 Van Halen is about to embark on a 40-plus-date North American tour. But when legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen takes the stage with the band (starting July in Seattle), fans won't be in the presence of a typical … [Read more...]

Sammy Hagar Marks ‘For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge’ Anniversary with Retrospective Video

Sammy Hagar Marks 'For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge' Anniversary with Retrospective Video

On the 24th anniversary of the release of the Van Halen album For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, Sammy takes you back to 1990 and 1991 when it was being written, recorded, and released and what was going on in his personal life, how songs like "Right Now" came together, and the goose bumps shared with producer/engineer Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Cream, Rolling Stones, etc) during … [Read more...]

Van Halen Rehearsal Teaser: ‘Light Up The Sky’

Van Halen Rehearsal Teaser: 'Light Up The Sky'

Making noises. A video posted by Wolf Van Halen (@wolfvanhalen) on Jun 17, 2015 at 5:02pm PDT Wolf Van Halen posted a 15-second teaser from rehearsals today — can you name this tune?? This would be killer for the 2015 tour! Learn more about this little song here. The band’s North American tour launches July 5 in Seattle. Purchase tickets HERE. THANK YOU, … [Read more...]

Van Halen Rehearsal Teaser: Name That Tune!

Van Halen Rehearsal Teaser: Name That Tune!

Hell yeah. pic.twitter.com/LmoZiBypLh — Wolf Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) June 16, 2015 Wolf Van Halen posted a 23-second teaser from rehearsals today — can you name this tune?? You can hear Ed laugh and say, “Hell yeah!” after the jam. This would be killer for the 2015 tour! Learn more about this little song here. The band’s North American tour launches July 5 in … [Read more...]

Van Halen Rehearsal Teaser: ‘Dirty Movies’

Video Teaser: Van Halen Rehearsing 'Dirty Movies'

Vibrations. A video posted by Wolf Van Halen (@wolfvanhalen) on Jun 15, 2015 at 2:41pm PDT Wolf Van Halen posted another teaser from rehearsals today — "Dirty Movies" — a classic from Fair Warning. This marks the second time he posted a clip of that song from rehearsals. Hopefuly they’ll play this one at some of the shows this summer! Learn more about this song … [Read more...]