40 Years Ago Today – Van Halen Hits the Sunset Strip!

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  Forty years ago today, Van Halen broke out of the backyard party scene—playing their very first concert on the infamous Sunset Strip! Their gig at Gazzarri’s on April 4th, 1974 was their first performance in Hollywood. Landing this gig helped catapult the band out of Pasadena’s backyard beer bashes, and thrust them headfirst into Tinseltown! This […]

Unearthed: Earliest Known Van Halen Interview (1977)!

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Exclusive: Before Van Halen exploded in 1978 and started being featured in national music magazines, a small rock fanzine covering mostly local Los Angeles bands scored an interview with the lead singer of Van Halen. This interview took place backstage at the Whisky A Go-Go, in September of 1977, nearly half a year before Van Halen’s first album hit […]

35 Years Ago: Eddie Van Halen Paints His Main Guitar Red

35 Years Ago: Eddie Van Halen Paints His Main Guitar Red

Legend has it that Eddie Van Halen painted his Frankenstrat guitar (also known as The Frankenstein) with the iconic red/black/white color scheme sometime in early 1979. We’ve just figured out that it was almost certainly the last week of March when he painted it. That makes it 35 years ago this week that the famous guitarist transformed his white […]

VHND’a All Access Photo: Eddie Last Night At The L.A. Kings Game

All Acces Photo: Eddie at the L.A. Kings Game Last Night

Eddie Van Halen last night at the L.A. kings game. He went with Wolf and Eric Friedman of Tremonti. “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!

Unearthed: Van Halen Video – Fresno 1978 & 1979 (2014 Upgrade From Master Reels)

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UPDATE (April 10): Currently, all his videos are offline except the one above. We left the other ones embedded below in case they come online again in the near future. HUGE Van Halen news regarding old concert footage! Yesterday, out of the blue, newly upgraded footage of Van Halen’s 1978 and 1979 performances at the […]

Van Halen: Intimate Pics of the Early Days

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From Rolling Stone: Amazing vintage photos of Eddie and Co. through the lens of Mark Weiss Greetings From Asbury Park Mark Weiss was still in high school when he began sneaking into New Jersey concerts with his camera in the mid-Seventies. “I’d give the guy at the door three or four dollars,” he says. “I’d […]

35 Years Ago: Van Halen Kicks Off First Headlining Tour! (Video)

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Today is a special anniversary in Van Halen’s history. On this date in 1979 (March 25th), two days after the release of their second album, Van Halen kicked off their very first headlining tour! On the first world tour a year earlier, Van Halen were like caged animals on stage, touring as the opening act […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Last Night At Beso Hollywood

All Access Photo: Last Night At Beso Hollywood

Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli celebrate Wolfgang’s 23rd birthday with some friends last night at Beso Hollywood. “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!

The Roth Show: The New York City Way 2 – Let’s Dance!

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In episode 2 of the new season, your host, David Lee Roth, reveals more of The New York City Way’s plot with a focus on dancing, The Pill, Soul Train and so much more!

All-New EVH Sneakers Now Available!

ALL-NEW EVH Sneakers are here!

VanHalenStore.com is proud to offer the ALL NEW line of EVH Brand Signature Striped Sneakers from legendary rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen. Featuring the iconic Van Halen stripes from Eddie’s guitars. The new High Tops come in all three color schemes: Red with White and Black stripes, modeled after his infamous red, white and black striped Frankenstein guitar, White with Black stripes, […]

Happy 23rd Birthday, Wolfgang Van Halen!

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Wolfgang William Van Halen turns 23 years old today (born March 16, 1991). The Eddie Van Halen instrumental “316″ was named in his honor, after Wolfgang’s birthday date. Named after the classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, he is the son of Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen and actress Valerie Bertinelli, and the nephew of Van […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Men Only

This week's Van Halen "All Access Photo"

The Van Halen brothers on their tour bus enjoying some cans of Colt 45 lager and salivating over a copy of Men’s Only magazine. This was May 27th, 1978 in Lewisham Odeon, right in the middle of their European tour opening for Black Sabbath. Their first UK tour consisted of an entire month, from May 16th […]