Unearthed: Van Halen’s Live Cover of Black Sabbath’s ‘Tomorrow’s Dream’

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Leave it to the author of 'Van Halen Rising' to dig up a never heard cool moment in VH's sonic history. Think you've already heard all VH's club days recordings? Not this one. "To say thank you for all of the pre-orders of author-signed copies of Van Halen Rising from the Van Halen Store, I have a special surprise for everyone on this VIP list: a super-rare Van Halen live … [Read more...]

Complimentary Camden Tickets Available for Hersheypark Stadium Ticket Holders

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Van Halen was incredibly sorry that they had to cancel the August 23rd Hershey show. Here's a message from the band today: We regret that last Sunday night’s concert at Hersheypark Stadium was cancelled due to medical reasons. Since we are unable to reschedule the show, VAN HALEN has teamed up with Live Nation to offer a pair of free lawn tickets for tomorrow night’s concert … [Read more...]

As Van Halen Heads to Buffalo, Here’s the Best and Worst of the Van Halen Saga

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Somebody Got Him a Doctor! Van Halen's August 23rd Hersheypark Stadium date was cancelled due to David Lee Roth suffering from the flu and the doctor recommending he rest his throat. However, we're hearing that all 19 remaining dates on the summer tour are still on, with the tour finale set for Oct. 4 at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, Calif. Van Halen performs at the … [Read more...]

Van Halen Concert at Hersheypark Stadium Cancelled (UPDATED)

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UPDATED 8/24/15: In our exclusive photos, the VH roadies breakdown Van Halen's stage at Hersheypark Stadium for the cancelled August 23rd concert. NOTE: Wolfgang tweeted yesterday, "The tour is going on as planned. It’s just this one show." Official Van Halen Statement: Due to David Lee Roth suffering from the flu and the doctor recommending he rest his throat, Van … [Read more...]

20 Insanely Great Van Halen Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know

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To celebrate the fact that Van Halen has been packing 'em in all summer on their ongoing 2015 tour, Rolling Stone has put together a list of the coolest rare and unreleased tracks and deep album cuts in both the official and unofficial Van Halen discography. They declare, "Van Halen have never failed to deliver. There are of course the hits — 'Jump,' 'Running With the … [Read more...]

Van Halen’s ‘Jamie’s Cryin” Gets Jazzy Makeover

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Love "Jamie's Cryin'" as much as we do? Want to hear a jazzy makeover? Sure you do. Now, keep an open mind! We appreciate it when bands that aren't primarily rock 'n' roll take a chance with their own interpretation of a Van Halen song. The Erica Lyn Everest Trio from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania took on the Van Halen classic ahead of the band's show at Hershey this … [Read more...]

Van Halen’s ‘Panama’ Coming To Rock Band 4

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Jump back, what’s that sound? It’s Van Halen shredding its way to Rock Band 4. Van Halen’s classic hit “Panama” will be featured on the Rock Band 4 setlist, which is the first time the band is appearing in the franchise. The game launches October 6th on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. “For years we’ve wanted to bring Van Halen’s music to Rock Band,” says Harmonix CEO Steve … [Read more...]

‘VAN HALEN RISING’: The VHND Review

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Greg Renoff’s Forthcoming Book on Van Halen's Formative Years a Mammoth Achievement Let us guess — you're one of those people who thinks they know everything about Van Halen, right? You don't. At least not until you've read "Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal," the forthcoming book by historian and self-proclaimed Van Halen … [Read more...]

Van Halen’s Phenomenal First Night at Jones Beach!

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Van Halen took the stage at the Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY Thursday night, (Aug 13th). We quote some of the Newsday.com review, by from David J. Criblez (former writer for The Inside VH magazine): In a nonstop two-hour performance, VH blazed through a well-balanced mix of classic rock hits ("Everybody Wants Some," "Runnin' With the Devil") and obscure fan faves … [Read more...]

The ‘VAN HALEN RISING’ Manifesto

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This never before published photo of a 19-year-old Edward Van Halen was was taken by Elizabeth Wiley in her garage on Maiden Lane in Altadena around the spring of 1974. This is Van Halen pre-Michael Anthony. Mark Stone was still the bassist. VH was now a quartet, as their keyboard player had just left band. This photo captures the young band rehearsing, as they did four hours … [Read more...]

Van Halen Rocks Hartford! (Video, Photos, Review)

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Van Halen played the Xfinity Center Tuesday night in Hartford, CT. Video and photo galleries are below. UPDATED 8/14/15 with Fan Review: To All At VHND, I took in the show last night with my brother in law who, got to see Van Halen blow Sabbath off the stage back in the day.  We were fortunate to have two great seats in the fourth row on Eddie’s side which was fantastic! … [Read more...]