30 Years Ago: ‘5150’ Time at Texxas Jam!

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30 years ago today, Van Halen headlined the 9th annual TEXXAS JAM at the Cotton Bowl in front of 72,000 rowdy fans. The bill included BTO, Keel, Krokus, Dio, and Loverboy. VHND contributing writer Kevin Dodds, author of Edward Van Halen: A Definitive Biography was there, and we think you'll enjoy his recollection... '5150' Time at Texxas Jam! By Kevin Dodds Van … [Read more...]

‘Dave & Dave Unchained’ Podcast: ‘Eat ’em and Smile’ 30th Anniversary with Steve Vai & Greg Renoff

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The "Dave & Dave Unchained" Podcast discusses David Lee Roth's most popular solo album, 'Eat 'em and Smile' with DLR guitarist Steve Vai and 'VanHalen Rising' author Greg Renoff. HALEN HUNGRY? ROTH SERVES UP "EAT'EM & SMILE" Heard you missed us, well we're back! "Dave & Dave Unchained" - Van Halen podcast returns with episode 4 celebrating the 30th anniversary … [Read more...]

Must Watch: Van Halen Clowning Around in Amsterdam, 1981

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This is fantastic! Here's some high quality footage of Van Halen clowning around in the streets and famous canals of Amsterdam Holland, back in 1981. This is the highest quality and most complete version of this rare footage that we never seen. Van Halen's North American tour, in support of their new Fair Warning album, was too expensive to haul to Europe. But after the two … [Read more...]

Announcing the Official Eddie Van Halen Mini Guitar Collection!

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We've got great news for Van Halen fans and collectors! After years of careful planning, intensive prototyping and meticulous product development, Van Halen Store is  proud to offer these 1/4 scale official EVH miniature guitar replicas of the infamous guitars that Eddie has played throughout his career. Each model is handcrafted with INCREDIBLE DETAIL and comes complete … [Read more...]

Eddie Van Halen Shows Bryan Adams How to Play ‘Mean Street’ Intro (Video)

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Eddie and Janie Van Halen attended Bryan Adams concert last night in Los Angeles. Eddie ended up backstage showing Bryan a little something on guitar. Watch the short video above. Backstage before the show in LA #eddievanhalen shows me how to play the intro to "mean street" #backstage #vanhalen #bryanadamsgetup A video posted by @bryanadams on Jul 7, 2016 at 1:04am … [Read more...]

Watch David Lee Roth’s Bizarre ‘No Holds Bar-B-Que’

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For the first time, David Lee Roth has uploaded the complete version of his bizarre, hour-long art project created in 2002, entitled the "No Holds Bar-B-Que." Here's CDNow's review from 2002: We've always known David Lee Roth was a little peculiar, but now we're pretty sure he has actually flown over the cuckoo's nest. Selected journalists recently received two VHS … [Read more...]

Down the Rabbit Hole with ‘Van Halen Rising’ Author Greg Renoff

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The all-Van Halen podcast "Dave & Dave Unchained" has released episode #3. Dave & Dave Unchained heads into its third episode with their first guest, “Van Halen Rising” author Greg Renoff. Sure, sure…all you jaded VH fans are saying, “Heard him already on another podcast!” or “Read the book, what does he have to say that’s new?” Well, this conversation is unique. … [Read more...]

EVH Gear: New for 2016

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Today EVH Gear announced upcoming products for 2016: EVH® WOLFGANG® SPECIAL, EL NATURAL Road-tested in arenas around the world, the Wolfgang® Special is a familiar purebred music-making machine, but a new and elegant El Natural finish richly accented by tobacco-stained back and sides with a matching natural headstock makes its grand entrance for summer 2016. Features … [Read more...]

Eddie Van Halen Spotted in 1972 Lamborghini Used in “Panama”

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This week is the anniversary of the release of Van Halen's hit "Panama," and coincidentally, Eddie Van Halen was recently spotted in the very car that was used for a sound effect in the classic song, by a reader of FeelNumb.com: Feel Numb reports, "The song “Panama” was released on June 18, 1984 as the third single from the Van Halen 1984 album. To this day, it is one of Van … [Read more...]

Van Halen & Sammy Hagar Part Ways 20 Years Ago Today

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20 years ago today, Van Halen and Sammy Hagar parted ways. (It was Father's Day, June 16th, 1996) "I remember nine-and-a-half great years, and one horrible year. But it’s so much easier remembering rolling out of the limo, the four of us, laughing so hard that we couldn’t even walk into the show half the time because we were having such a good time. And I can remember songs … [Read more...]

Runnin’ With the Devil: Eddie Van Halen Shreds Tires, Too

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From CarAndDriver.com: From the July 2016 issue of Car And Driver magazine (all links within are CarAndDriver.com's) Like any red-blooded kid growing up in Pasadena, California—hometown of that famous little old lady—Eddie Van Halen had a taste for hot cars. After his band’s self-titled debut album went platinum in 1978, he cycled through a collection nearly as … [Read more...]