David Lee Roth Performs with Foo Fighters at “Surprise” Birthday Concert for Dave Grohl

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UPDATED VIDEO. The video above is the best one yet! Another great one is below, as well. Van Halen’s David Lee Roth was one of the surprise special guests at Saturday Night’s very special concert at the Forum in Los Angeles for Foo Fighter Dave Grohl’s 46th birthday celebration. Diamond Dave was the very last surprise guest, […]

Wolfgang Playing “Sunday Afternoon in the Park” (Video)

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Sunday Afternoon on a Friday #FairWarning A video posted by Wolf Van Halen (@wolfvanhalen) on Jan 9, 2015 at 3:16pm PST Today, Wolf Van Halen posted a short (15 second) video to Instagram, saying simply “Sunday Afternoon on a Friday.” Play it above. Wolf is playing Eddie’s Electro-Harmonix Micro-Sythesizer to create the bizarre, haunting synthesizer instrumental,”Sunday Afternoon in […]

Happy Birthday, 1984! Eddie Van Halen Looks Back on Van Halen’s Landmark Album

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Van Halen’s 1984 was released 31 years ago today! Van Halen’s 1984 album and tour were the pinnacle of Van Halen’s popularity. To this day, the album remains an absolute classic, and the tour goes down in history as on of the biggest and most extravagant (and costly) rock tours of the decade. Even after the eighties were […]

UPDATED: Rock Icon Eddie Van Halen Talks Innovation at the Smithsonian

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UPDATE 1/28/15:  More details have emerged today about Eddie Van Halen upcoming speech at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and Zócalo Public Square on February 12th. Edward’s camp sent us this info today: First of all, the event will be broadcast online, so fans will be able to watch video of Eddie’s speech the very […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Hangin’ at 5150

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Eddie Van Halen having a good time at 5150 Studios with Riley Cote & Daniel Carcillo of the Philadelphia Flyers. 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! Dan Carcillo is a […]

Happy New Year From The Roth Show! (VIDEO)

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David Lee Roth just posted a new ‘The Roth Show’ video embedded above. “My name is Dave Roth, and what a long great trip 2014 was …” Set to his unreleased recording of “Mustang Sally,” this fun video has a lot: footage of him in the streets of Tokyo, backstage singing “Happy” with Naturally 7, performing […]

Happy New Year

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This homemade sign from one of our readers says it all. We know that Dave, Alex, Eddie & Wolf are gearing up for an exciting 2015! Happy New Year from the Van Halen News Desk!

PHOTOS: Van Halen’s Platinum Party at the Body Shop on Sunset Strip!

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This month marks the anniversary of a very special event in Van Halen history. In late December, 1978, Warner Bros. threw a crazy party for its newest platinum playthings. And what better place to host it than at the Body Shop in Hollywood—the first all nude strip club on the Sunset Strip! Van Halen manager Marshall […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Ed & Wolf Jamming Today

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Today, half of Van Halen jammed together. But this time it was Wolf on the drums, and Eddie on the bass! If YOU could join them on guitar, what songs would you want to jam? (Photo from Wolf’s Instagram) All Access” Photos is a weekly feature at VHND.com. Every weekend we feature a photo from a […]

Sunday Old School: Van Halen

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Metal Underground‘s latest “Sunday Old School” article is on VAN HALEN. Start reading it here, and you can continue reading it on their site…  Though the Netherlands have given the world some excellent metal bands over the years such as Pestilence and God Dethroned, the country doesn’t receive as much attention as some others in Europe, such […]

Randy Bachman Recalls BTO Opening For Van Halen on 5150 Tour

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When Van Halen was about to hit the road in 1986 in support of 5150 (their first with Sammy Hagar) they knew they might be facing in uphill battle. After all, their former singer, David Lee Roth, was arguably the most popular rock frontman on the planet at the time, and the band were about to tour North America without […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Crazy Eddie

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Eddie Van Halen getting just a little bit crazy side-stage at Portland Meadows, Oregon, August 18th, 1993, during the Right Here Right Now tour. This never seen pic is courtesy VHND reader, Jon Storms. “All Access” Photos is a weekly feature at VHND.com. Every weekend we feature a photo from a roadie, friend, or band insider. Many […]