VHND’s All Access Photo: All Hat & No Cattle

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He’s all hat & no cattle… Van Halen’s flamboyant frontman, David Lee Roth, poses backstage wearing a giant cowboy hat at Cobo Hall in July 3, 1981 in Detroit, Michigan. “All Access” Photos is a weekly feature at VHND.com. Every weekend we feature a photo from a roadie, friend, or band insider. Many are never-seen-before exclusives. […]

PHOTOS: Van Halen ROCKS Roklahoma On This Day in 1980

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UPDATE 9/11/14: We just added a few photos of Eddie Van Halen playing his Les Paul, and also some photos of opening bands Sammy Hagar and Pat Benatar. Also, note the event program on the right.  On this day in 1980, (Saturday, Sept 6th) Van Halen played the very first “Roklahoma” (Different from the “Rocklahoma” festivals […]

Vote For Van Halen in the UCR Hard Rock Football League Championship Tournament

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From UltimateClassicRock.com: Van Halen‘s Eruptions take on Motorhead‘s Motorheads in round one of the first-ever Hard Rock Football League championship tournament. And you decide who prevails! Why should Kiss and Motley Crue‘s Vince Neil be the only rock stars to own football teams? With the NFL season kicking off this month, we’ve decided to team up with Loudwire to create teams for 16 other […]

This Day in 1996: Van Halen’s Original Lineup Presents MTV Award

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On this day in 1996, the three members of Van Halen appeared with David Lee Roth on the MTV Video Music Awards to presents the award for Best Male Video. The reunited quartet received a standing ovation from the shocked and delighted crowd. MTV.com called it a “rapturous standing ovation.” David Lee Roth was darn right to break […]

Watch Joan Rivers Interview David Lee Roth (Twice)

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Rest in Peace, Joan Rivers. Joan sadly passed peacefully today, surrounded by family and close friends. As a tribute to Joan, we’re featuring videos of both times she interviewed David Lee Roth back in the ’80s. The interviews from 10/31/85 and 10/9/86 are embedded here..

30 Years Ago: Van Halen’s Original Lineup Plays Final Concert

30 Years Ago: Van Halen’s Original Lineup Plays Final Concert

On this day in 1984, the original lineup of Van Halen—Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and Alex Van Halen—played their very last show together. Five ‘Monsters of Rock’ Festival dates in Europe were to be their last shows of their massive 1984 tour. Those festival dates kicked off Aug 18th in Leicestershire, […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Davesickle

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For our 80th “All Access” Photo, here’s Diamond Dave goofing around backstage with his ‘Davesickle’ guitar at the Cobo Hall on July 4, 1980 in Detroit, Michigan. The hilarious Davesickle guitar was used for live performances of “Ice Cream Man” during the 1980 World Invasion and 1981 Fair Warning/W.D.F.A. tours. This steel-stringed electric/acoustic was shaped and painted like […]

Eddie Van Halen Responds to Jason Becker’s Ice Bucket Challange & Donates (Again) to ALS

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UPDATED 9/26/14: A month ago, Jason Becker, the famous guitarist afflicted with ALS, challenged David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and John Mayer to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Mayer filmed his ice bucket challenge, and Roth publicly made a donation and urged others to do so. No one heard from Ed Van Halen. […]

Photos: Van Halen at the Philadelphia Spectrum, Aug 29, 1978

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In 1978, the members of Van Halen were thrilled to be opening for the legendary Black Sabbath. “The Sabs,” as they called them, were part of their musical youth. To share the stage with them was a dream come true. Ozzy Osbourne, Sabbaths singer at the time, remarked many years later that Van Halen had a profound effect […]

Photos: Van Halen at the Sam Houston Coliseum—Aug 28, 1980

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Enjoy these AMAZING Van Halen photos from 34 years ago today! Van Halen’s performance at the Sam Houston Coliseum in Texas is captured in these photos by Rockin’ Houston. These are extra special because the 1980 tour is probably the least photographed early Van Halen tour, despite how visually awesome the band and stage was. These […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Clowning Around During The 1980 Invasion

All Access Photo: Clowning Around During The 1980 Invasion

Coincidently, the best frontman of the ’80s and the best guitarist of the ’80s just happened to be in the same band. Here they are putting up their dukes somewhere during the band’s 1980 INVASION world tour, in support of the monstrous Women And Children First album. “All Access” Photos is a weekly feature at VHND.com. Every weekend we feature […]

Eddie Van Halen’s “Spanish Fly” Guitar Solo Covered on Piano! (Video)

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This is amazing! Watch the video below of famous keyboardist Derek Sherinian cover Eddie Van Halen’s acoustic guitar instrumental “Spanish Fly.” Derek says he recorded this on his iPhone on 7/27/14 and adds, “God bless EVH!” Hearing this on a piano is like hearing it in a whole new light. It really shows what an incredible piece of […]