‘Led Zeppelin Meets The Temptations’ — David Lee Roth Explains What Musical Ingredients Created the Classic Van Halen Sound

Roth Explains What Musical Ingredients Created the Classic Van Halen Sound

‘Have you ever used the term “Party like a rockstar?” I’m the guy you’re talking about.’ —DLR David Lee Roth stopped by Sway in the Morning in 2013 or 2014 and proudly opened up about his past and connection with “urban music.” He even freestyled live and hopped out of his seat and danced with Heather. […]

Eddie Van Halen Is Guitar World’s June 2015 Cover Story

Eddie Van Halen Is Guitar World's June 2015 Cover Story

From Guitar World: We figured you wouldn’t mind a sneak preview of the next Guitar World cover! For the June 2015 issue, guitar legend Eddie Van Halen is back, making his first cover appearance since the February 2014 issue. In our new exclusive interview by Chris Gill, the guitarist chronicles the making of Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, […]

Watch Van Halen & Ted Templeman Talk “Jump” Origins & More

Watch Van Halen & Ted Templeman Talk "Jump" Origins & More

Here’s a new Japanese TV special featuring three different Van Halen interviews. David Lee Roth and the Van Halen brothers sit back at David’s house and reminiscing about old times. Guitar World’s Editor-in-Chief Brad Tolinksi talks Van Halen. And new interviews with Ted Templeman are also interspersed. The band delves into the origins of “Jump.” Dave explains […]

David Lee Roth: Rock’s Best Martial Artist?


From FIGHTLAND BLOG: When a reporter with Metropolis, Japan’s leading English magazine, asked David Lee Roth if he was studying kendo while living in Tokyo in 2013, the Van Halen singer and solo star was quick to correct him. “No it’s not kendo. It’s kenjutsu. And I’m going for my menkyo kaiden and I’ve been doing that […]

Eddie Van Halen’s Revealing New interview


It’s rare that Eddie gives an interview, and this new one from The Washington Times sure doesn’t disappoint! Ed talks old demos, bootlegs, new material, Wolfgang’s own music, the setlist, rarely played songs being worked up, David Lee Roth, a new amp with the brown sound that’s got everyone excited, and more! Here’s the full interview. Well worth reading! […]

The Eddie Van Halen Tremolo Mechanic — Video

The Eddie Van Halen Tremolo Mechanic — Video

From Guitar World: Van Halen’s recent Jimmy Kimmel Live performance affords an almost perfect glimpse of Eddie Van Halen’s legendarily unique approach to tremolo picking. The incredible speed and consistency of his take on this technique has been a source of fascination for 35 years. In Van Halen’s approach, the picking hand hangs suspended in mid-air, with no […]

Van Halen 2015 Concert Tickets On Sale!


Purchase your tickets for The Mighty Van Halen! ON SALE NOW! All General and VIP tickets are for sale at Ticketmaster/LiveNation. VAN HALEN is touring North America for 39 dates beginning July 5 in Seattle, through October 2 in Los Angeles. Special guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will support all dates. GENERAL TICKETS for most venues are priced from $35 to $150 on […]

Eddie Van Halen Reveals What The “Secret Project” Originally Was

Eddie Van Halen Reveals What The "Secret Project" Originally Was

In a new interview with The Washington Times, Edward Van Halen spills the beans about what the band’s “secret project” was originally, why their initial ideas didn’t come to fruition, and why it morphed into a live album. Here’s the pertaining excerpt: WP: You just released Van Halen’s first live record with Dave,  “Tokyo Dome Live in Concert.” EVH: We were trying […]

Video: Van Halen Performs “UNCHAINED” & “AIN’T TALKIN’ ‘BOUT LOVE”

Video: Van Halen Performs "UNCHAINED" & "AIN'T TALKIN' 'BOUT LOVE"!

Here’s THE BEST Van Halen footage this week! Watch “UNCHAINED” & “AIN’T TALKIN’ ‘BOUT LOVE” from Jimmy Kimmel Live. EPIC! Van Halen shut down part of Hollywood Blvd. to perform on Kimmel’s show to support their new live album, “Tokyo Dome Live in Concert,” and a recently announced summer tour (tickets go on sale this Saturday). Over 6,000 […]

Video: Van Halen Performs on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’!

Video: Van Halen Performs on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'!

Watch Van Halen perform “Jump” and “Dance The Night Away” on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’! Roth: “This is the most auspicious way of starting the tour. We’ve never played American television before, and it was our idea that you couldn’t possibly pick a better audience than this here. This is our Ed Sullivan Show! This is James […]

Van Halen To Perform on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’!

Van Halen 1984 Ellen baby

The Universe’s Greatest Rock Band is about to perform one of their biggest hits on an unlikely show — The Ellen DeGeneres Show! Set your DVR’s for Thursday’s show (April 2nd)! Here’s just a glimpse—the show was taped today. Van Halen is live album, “Tokyo Dome Live in Concert,” was released yesterday, and tickets for […]

Jimmy Kimmel Explains David Lee Roth’s Nose Injury During Hollywood Blvd Concert

Jimmy Kimmel Explains David Lee Roth's Nose Injury During Hollywood Blvd Concert

In the above video, Jimmy Kimmel addresses the viral discussion about why David Lee Roth wore a bandage over the bridge of his nose during Van Halen’s Hollywood Blvd concert Monday night. During recent Van Halen tours, Roth displays a stunning routine of spinning a chrome microphone stand at insane speed—along with a series of martial arts moves—to the amazement of the crowd. […]