Sammy Hagar is still talkin’ ‘bout Van Halen, Van Halen still ain’t talkin’ ‘bout Sammy. During his recent visit to Eddie Trunk’s “Trunk Nation” radio show, Hagar revealed that he reached out to Alex Van Halen last month but to no avail. “This is the first time I’ve ever told anyone this. I reached out to Al on his birthday [on May 8th],” said Hagar. “I sent him a nice … [Read more...]
David Lee Roth News
Van Halen recently released its first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth, Tokyo Dome Live In Concert. Van Halen earned $26 million and averaged 10,459 tickets sold per show with Roth during their Summer 2015 tour.
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Radio host Eddie Trunk has come up with a list of what he believes are the 20 greatest Van Halen songs of all time. Which song finished first? How many Sammy songs made the list? How many Dave songs made the list? Did Gary Cherone make the list? You’re about to find out. Trunk aired the latest edition of his featured segment called Trunk Top 20 during his Sirius/XM radio … [Read more...]
30 years after the release of Van Halen's OU812, our friends at Ultimate Classic Rock hosted a roundtable discussion about the album. Featuring UCR staff, along with VHND's Jeff Hausman, and Van Halen Rising author, Greg Renoff, they tackle five big questions about the album. Read everyone's answers to question #1, below, and continue to read the rest at UCR. From … [Read more...]
The two guys from the very popular "Lost in Vegas" YouTube series ("Home of the Unbiased Reactions") have ... believe it or not ... never heard Van Halen's ''Ain't Talkin' Bout Love.'' Watch their reaction. Their enthusiasm for the newly discovered song is infectious! Doug from VHND reflects on this video: I absolutely love this video! I really get a kick out of these … [Read more...]
Kick off your weekend with "The David Lee Roth Boogie!" Watch it above. The creator of this video, X-RAY SIMON, tells us, "I just did this fun little video to thank VH & Dave ... if you would love to share it with the fans through VHND I'd be the luckiest man in the world ... "David Lee Roth of Van Halen doesn't even need to sing to be great. His signature screams and … [Read more...]
Watch Musician/Producer Explain What Makes Van Halen — and specifically, ’Runnin’ With The Devil’ — Great What is it that makes a great Van Halen song so great? Is it the guitars? Is it the vocals? The drums? The bass? Actually, the answer is a collective "yes" to all of the above and you’re about to find out why. Rick Beato is a musician/producer who has released a … [Read more...]
Dr Jack Roth, Dr Katherine Roth, David Lee Roth, and Dr Liz Grimm. Photo by Priscilla Dickson We have a special report from David Lee Roth's performance at Saturday night's Houston Grand Opera Ball. Chuck, a regular at VHND, was at the event and met David Lee Roth. Read Chuck's account, below, and watch the footage that surfaced from the gig! "My wife and I attended … [Read more...]
UPDATE: See Pics & Video as they come in right here... Live in Houston… or within flying distance? Got yourself some spiffy duds for a White Tie evening, hobnobbing with the city's movers and shakers? Okay, sure, Houston's glamorous Opera Ball brings together the city’s most notable residents and tastemakers for an extravagant gala in support of HGO. And, this year's … [Read more...]
Here's an interesting article and concert review published 40 years ago today, on March 16th, 1978. The show reviewed was from the night before, in Columbus. Some interesting quotes from DLR. This was written by Sylvia Simmons, and published in the May 13, 1978 issue of Sounds magazine. Columbus, Ohio (3/16/1978). Van Halen, just called back for an encore, are basking in the … [Read more...]
In 1978, Van Halen was a four-man party looking for a place to happen. For the third stop of their first world tour, the band checked in to Madison, Wisconsin’s Sheraton Inn. The problem was, the seventh floor didn’t survive their visit. Inside the liner notes for their second album, Van Halen II, the band thanks, among others, “The Sheraton Inn (seventh floor), Madison, … [Read more...]
Remember that clever John Lennon & Van Halen mashup we featured years ago? Well, the Foo Fighters just covered it at their show last night in Brazil! Watch the live performance below. Mashup artist Mighty Mike mashed-up two rock classics that, on the surface, have nothing in common. Yet, most rock fans say they like it! John Lennon's instrumental version of … [Read more...]
One of the greatest debut albums in rock history turns forty and Redbeard at InTheStudio interviewed the original band members Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, and Michael Anthony to recall those halcyon days marauding like Vandal hordes from Pasadena to Hollywood's Sunset Strip forty years ago, resulting in Van Halen containing "Runnin' With the Devil","Ain't … [Read more...]