A Story About the Rare Genius of Eddie Van Halen

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Here’s a truly interesting tale about Eddie Van Halen that some folks were discussing on Reddit.com: Here’s a story about the rare genius of Eddie Van Halen, as told by Hartley Peavey to a longtime Peavey dealer I worked for. They had been doing some manufacturer’s clinics with Eddie, and Hartley shared this nugget with him. I thought […]

Sexy Video for Van Halen’s “Beautiful Girls” (Fan-Made)

Sexy Video for Van Halen’s “Beautiful Girls” (Fan-Made)

Escape the winter blues for a bit watching this fan-made video for “Beautiful Girls,” one of the 10 absolutely perfect tracks from Van Halen II! Shop EVH Sneakers for Christmas

CIA Admits Role In 1985 Coup To Oust David Lee Roth From Van Halen

CIA Admits Role In 1985 Coup To Oust David Lee Roth From Van Halen

CIA agents reportedly seeded false information in Rolling Stone and other media outlets to convince the public that Roth was toppled solely by his bandmates in a bloodless revolt. Another gem from The Onion: LANGLEY, VA—Shedding new light on a tumultuous period of upheaval that dominated international headlines nearly 30 years ago, the U.S. government […]

Eddie Van Halen To Help Launch Smithsonian/Zocalo Initiative

Eddie Van Halen To Help Launch Smithsonian/Zocalo Initiative

Here’s a press release from yesterday which briefly mentions Eddie Van Halen, followed by our thoughts. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and Los Angeles-based Ideas Exchange Zocalo Public Square are partnering to launch “What It Means to Be American,” a collaborative three-year initiative aimed at engaging leading thinkers, public figures and Americans from all […]

Van Halen T-Shirt Gift Guide!

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There’s practically nothing more in style right now than wearing your favorite vintage rock band T-shirt and a good old pair of jeans. Rock ’n’ roll T-shirts are our culture—as American as apple pie. And the better the group, the better the tee! The logo that started it all! Wave the flag to Van Halen’s […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Sammy’s Wedding

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On this day in 1995 (Nov. 29th), Sammy Hagar wed longtime girlfriend, Kari Karte. Here’a s couple exclusive photos from the wedding dinner. Photos courtesy of Darrell Degroff. “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. Tune in every weekend for […]

Toyota Owner Loves Van Halen so Much He Painted his Car Like the Guitar [Video]

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A huge Van Halen fan decided to Van Halenize his Toyota truck with a unique paint job—in the same color scheme of Eddie Van Halen’s iconic guitar—for a fresh, rockin’ new look!The above video is nicely done, and shows Ryan Humphrey of Ohio giving us the step-by-step process of painting his truck, along with some vintage Van Halen playing […]

Eddie & Alex Van Halen’s Gift to Paraquat Kelley (UPDATED)

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UPDATE #1: Scroll down to see MORE PHOTOS that we  added today. UPDATE #2, from Paraquat: Paraquat tells the Van Halen News Desk, “Thanks to my brothers Eddie and Alex for stopping bye for a hang with Paraquat Kelley today to support Melody Rogers and me for the upcoming Mighty Met Acoustic Flashback on Dec 14 @ the Canyon Club […]

“You Think You Know Van Halen?” Video

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Our friends at Ultimate Classic Rock whipped up a fun little Van Halen video. It’s the latest edition to their You Think You Know Classic Rock? video series. We hope you enjoy their video.

35 Years Ago Today, Van Halen Concert Footage Premiered on TV!

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35 years ago today, on Nov 24th, 1979, Van Halen concert footage was shown on television for the very first time! No, were not talking about the Fair Warning tour film from Oakland, (and there’s a lot of mystery behind that) —we’re talking about our OTHER favorite old Van Halen footage, which is arguably just as cool, […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: 1978

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Photo of a young, hungry, Van Halen, during their first world tour, 1978. Who was lucky enough to see Van Halen back in the ’70s? “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. Tune in every weekend for more!

When It’s Love

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The following article is from the blog of Bob Lefsetz, an American music industry figure and author of the email newsletter and blog, the Lefsetz Letter. Based in Santa Monica, California, Lefsetz worked previously as an entertainment business attorney, majordomo of Sanctuary Music’s American division and as a consultant to major record labels. Lefsetz deals with […]