New EVH Board Shorts!

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Gear up for Summer in the new EVH Board Shorts with the iconic Eddie Van Halen stripes! Perfect just about anywhere ... as swim trunks or shorts. Drawstring waist with velcro. Made of quick drying, moisture wicking microfiber (85% polyester, 15% nylon). Your new, favorite shorts — just in time for summer! Visit Van Halen Store to get your pair! … [Read more...]

Van Halen ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ Podcast

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The all-Van Halen podcast "Dave & Dave Unchained" has released episode #2. After a successful debut, the "Dave & Dave Unchained" podcast  has returned for more mammoth madness on episode 2. This time around the duo focuses on the underappreciation of VH's 2012 studio album, "A Different Kind of Truth." As the Daves breakdown the album song-by-song, they analyze the … [Read more...]

Watch This Artist’s Tribute to Eddie Van Halen (Amazing!)

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"I can't play guitar worth a damn, so this is my tribute to Eddie Van Halen." — Dave Santia This guy is amazing! Dave Santia, a "speed painter" from Detroit, paints his tribute to Eddie Van Halen. He paints very quickly — with both hands(!) — and the results impressive! (Don't take our word for it — watch the video above. Just don't skip ahead — watch the full 6 … [Read more...]

New Van Halen Podcast: ‘Dave & Dave Unchained’!

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Van Halen fans, it has finally arrived – a podcast exclusively about The Mighty Van Halen. "Dave & Dave Unchained" focuses on everything in the world of VH, plus the solo careers of its members. This monthly show covers every era of the band through album discussions, exclusive interview segments and more. The show is hosted by two friends named Dave - David J. Criblez, … [Read more...]

Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Recalls His First Van Halen Concert

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The late, great Lemmy Kilmister had a great quote about his first experience seeing Van Halen. It was in London, 1978... "I first saw Van Halen at the Rainbow (no, not the L.A. one, the old London one, a big theater) back in 1970-something and I thought they could have been louder. Well, I always think it can be louder! Apart from that, they were excellent: an ultimately … [Read more...]

Eddie Van Halen 2016 Cover Stories (Updated)

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[Updated June 2nd] This Spring/Summer, Eddie Van Halen has been featured on four guitar magazines based outside of the USA. All four contain exclusive interviews and exclusive photos (all photos taken by Kevin Baldes). View all four covers below. New Eddie Van Halen cover story in France's guitar magazine, Guitar Part! New Eddie Van Halen cover story in Poland's guitar … [Read more...]

Master Builder Chip Ellis: ‘Eddie Van Halen Expects Perfection’

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In a new video, EVH Master Builder Chip Ellis gives a quick rundown on the features of the new custom-built Wolfgang USA Tour Relic Replica. Limited to a 20-piece run., the guitar is an exact replica of the aged-looking Ivory Wolfgang USA guitar that Eddie Van Halen played onstage during Van Halen’s 2015 tour. Ellis also shares what it’s like to work so closely with the … [Read more...]

David Lee Roth Ponders Van Halen’s Future

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In the new episode of The Roth Show released last night, David Lee Roth briefly addresses Van Halen's possible future. "It's not like my career path is gonna be altered — I sort of know what the next ten summers are going to bring. Eddie Van Halen aside — those are ups and downs — I don't know when we're going to tour but I have a sense that we will. I don't know that we're … [Read more...]

Audio: Van Halen Live in Hanley, England May 23, 1978

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On this day in 1978, Van Halen played Victoria Hall in Hanley, England. Luckily for us, a great sounding audio recording exists! (Listen below) This was during Van Halen's first world tour. They 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 like a dream come … [Read more...]

Audio: Van Halen Live in Manchester, England May 22, 1978

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On this day in 1978, Van Halen played the Manchester Apollo in Manchester, England May 22, 1978. Listen to this GREAT sounding audio recording of the entire concert, below. VHND reader, Paul Wilkinson adds, "I'm local to Manchester and have heard a few stories about this gig. The best one is that no one had really heard of VH and a lot of Sabbath fans were up in the bar … [Read more...]