A Bourbon Street Adventure with Van Halen

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Journalist Steven Rosen shares his tale of his wild weekend attending the ’85 NAMM show with Eddie Van Halen. This is the full, unedited version of that adventure (only right here!)—from issue #9 of The Inside magazine. The weekend begins on a deceptively subdued note, but this would change.  The alarm clock performs its mechanical duty, […]

Eddie & Janie on the set of The Bridge

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Eddie & Janie Van Halen having fun on the set of The Bridge yesterday. Unfortunately, the were arrested by Mexican police and thrown in jail. Hopefully they’ll be “Unchained” before too long!

Rocco’s Discovery of Van Halen

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From Amps and Green Screens: Hey guys, this is Rocco. Damian was kind enough to let me put something up here that is my very first attempt at writing. Next to my wife and family, Van Halen is what makes me happy. So I decided to put something out into the universe about it. I […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Backstage ’78

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“Say Cheese!” Backstage on their first world tour, Van Halen poses for the camera. “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!

Photos: Van Halen in Concert & Backstage, 1984!

Photos: Van Halen In Concert & Backstage, 1984!

Backstage in 1984: Eddie Van Halen with Journey’s Neil Schon & The Who’s John Entwistle Legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin has photographed Van Halen many times over the years. Here’s some of his incredible shots from Van Halen’s massive 1984 world tour. Thanks for the fantastic shots, Ross! You can keep up with him on Ross Halfin Photography’s […]

36 Years Ago: Van Halen Conquers the Texxas Jam (Photos & Video)

36 Years Ago: Van Halen Conquers the Texxas Jam (Photos & Video)

After losing almost all their gear on their flight from Japan, Van Halen was forced to play rented, borrowed and begged-for equipment in front of the biggest crowd they ever played for at the time!  On July 1st, 1978, nearly 100,000 people crammed inside the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, during the hottest day of the decade […]

The Roth Show: The Oo-oka River Blues

The Roth Show: The Oo-oka River Blues

The video of “The World’s Most Interesting Man” playing slide guitar with ancient traditional salt shaker(!) and practicing some of his Iaido moves. The music, which could be right at home in a Quentin Tarantino film, features Dave on guitar, and the Kabuki Orchestra performing “The Oo-oka River Blues.” Recorded June 27, 2014, at Onkio Haus in […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Eddie’s Porsche 911

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Eddie Van Halen poses with his new Porsche 911. He treated himself after the Fair Warning album and tour. “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!

Van Halen’s Stripper Invasion

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From KSHE95.com, by Beau Phillips From the first time I set the needle down on Van Halen’s debut album, I knew we’d struck gold. The band’s raw power jumped out of the speakers. Their songs grabbed you by the ears and refused to let go. Van Halen commanded your attention—no, they demanded it. The rock radio jocks […]

Exclusive: Eddie Van Halen’s “Peeping Tom” Instrumental from ‘The Wild Life’ Film Score

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Finally, we are kicking off Round 2 of music from The Wild Life! These are all Van Halen News Desk exclusives. Here’s what we call “Peeping Tom,” written and performed by Eddie Van Halen in 1983. This track is part of the musical score from the movie The Wild Life. Eddie wrote the entire musical score for the […]

One-Handed Guitarist Impressively Covers Van Halen’s “Eruption”

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A truly inspirational story! John Denner may have been born without a hand, but that didn’t stop him from wailing on the guitar like Eddie Van Halen. Working around his birth defect, he devised a homemade prosthetic that could hold a guitar pick. He started playing and began to capture the attention of audiences, winning […]

Foo Fighters Cover “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love”

Foo Fighters Cover “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love”

From NME: Foo Fighters headlined the Firefly Music Festival in Delaware Friday night, finishing their set with an encore filled with cover versions. Dave Grohl and his bandmates played their only scheduled date of the summer at the event. Click above to watch their cover Queen’s ‘Under Pressure’. Elsewhere in the encore, they covered School’s Out by Alice […]