Van Halen ‘Not Enough’ Instrumental For Thanksgiving!


We think this beautiful Van Halen instrumental would be an appropriate song for today. It's a ballad that could easily appeal to everyone in the family as you gather together on Thanksgiving. Enjoy this ballad from Balance without vocals & lyrics for the first time. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We’ll release a new instrumental every Monday and Thursday for the next … [Read more...]

‘Eat ‘Em and Smile’ Band 30th Anniversary Reunion – Foiled


"Look who showed up for the reunion! Guess I'm singing back ups lol" —Michael Starr Last night (Wednesday, Nov 25th) was to be a very special event at the Ultimate Jam Night at Lucky Strike in Hollywood. It was to be a one-time event — a concert for the 30th Anniversary of the EAT EM’ AND SMILE BAND, with original musicians Steve Vai, Billy Sheehan, and Greg Bissonette. … [Read more...]

‘Van Halen Rising’ Author, Greg Renoff Speaks at University of Oklahoma (FIXED VIDEO)

Greg Renoff speaking Meacham Auditorium at the University of Oklahoma "Van Halen Rising

Watch Van Halen Rising author Greg Renoff speak at the Meacham Auditorium at the University of Oklahoma. Greg will be talking about the making of his book and the problems he had to overcome to get the book into the hands of the Van Halen fanbase. We tried to feature a live stream of the speech during the night of the event (Nov. 19th), but because of a technical glitch, … [Read more...]

Unearthed: Van Halen’s ‘Big Fat Money” Instrumental!


Today marks the first day we’re featuring a never heard Van Halen instrumental! We figure we’ll kick it off by Finishing What We Started with that teaser last week - here’s the FULL version of the awesome Van Halen boogie that became “Big Fat Money” on the Balance album! We’ll release a new instrumental every Monday and Thursday for the next several weeks. Some fans are … [Read more...]

Rock Your iPhone with the New EVH Stripes Cases!


Show off your stripes with your choice of three iconic EVH graphics! EVH has just released new iPhone cases in the three most popular Eddie Van Halen guitar graphics! The Red/Black/White, White/Black, and Black/Yellow color schemes are available for both sizes of the new iPhones (6/6S, and 6/6S PLUS). New & Improved graphics and casing. Currently available only at … [Read more...]

LIVE VIDEO STREAM: ‘Van Halen Rising’ Author, Greg Renoff Speaks at University of Oklahoma


Streaming above is a LIVE feed of Greg Renoff speaking at Meacham Auditorium at the University of Oklahoma. Greg will be talking about his book "Van Halen Rising - How a Southern Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal." Enjoy! The talk starts at 6pm Central. Greg will start speaking in just a few minutes. AUDIO PROBLEM: There's no audio for about the first half of the video, … [Read more...]

EVH 5150 Overdrive Demoed by Pete Thorn (VIDEO)


"One of the questions I'm most frequently asked, says guitarist Pete Thorn, is 'What kind of pedal should I buy to help me get Eddie Van Halen's tone?' Thanks to EVH and MXR, I now have a great answer....get the one that Eddie Van Halen designed!" Peter demos the new EVH 5150 Overdrive, and it's the best video demo yet! Watch it above. The MXR design team has collaborated … [Read more...]

‘Van Halen Rising’ Author Discusses Band’s Early Years (Podcast)

Unearthed: Earliest Known Van Halen Interview (1977)!

There's a very interesting new interview with Van Halen Rising author Greg Renoff on the Art Howard At Night podcast. It's a quality, one hour episode on the band's formative years that's well worth a listen, whether you've read the book or not. About the podcast series: Art Howard at Night is the world's third most popular podcast, if you close your eyes and wish really … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Alex Van Halen’s 2015 Ludwig Classic Maple Drum Set


Here's a special announcement from The Nashville Drummers Jam 7 Alex Van Halen Tribute, coming Dec. 14th. Alex's drum tech, John Douglas, was asked if he could bring a replica of Alex's 2015 Ludwig Classic Maple Drum Set to the event. Watch JD's video above! The Nashville Drummers Jam 7 is a charity event that pulls in top players in Nashville that honors a drummer while … [Read more...]

Watch Eddie Van Halen Pick His All-Time Favorite Guitar Riffs


From Billboard: Eddie Van Halen is a guitar virtuoso. In his 2015 Billboard cover story, Van Halen revealed he doesn’t listen to much of any new music. But some classic riffs have certainly shaped him. For Billboard’s Greatest of All-Time interview series, the Van Halen ax man shared his favorite guitar riffs, but not before asking if he could mention some of … [Read more...]