Eddie Van Halen News

Edward was recently honored at the Smithsonian's "What it means to be American" program.

Van Halen will release its first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 at the famed Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT includes 23 songs, spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It will be released as a double CD; four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl; and digitally beginning March 31, 2015.

Also, VHND is releasing Eddie Van Halen's music from the 1984 movie "The Wild Life". We will be putting out all of the music he recorded, unedited and uncut, straight from Eddie's tape.

Eddie Van Halen Is Guitar World’s June 2015 Cover Story

Eddie Van Halen Is Guitar World's June 2015 Cover Story

From Guitar World: We figured you wouldn’t mind a sneak preview of the next Guitar World cover! For the June 2015 issue, guitar legend Eddie Van Halen is back, making his first cover appearance since the February 2014 issue. In our new exclusive interview by Chris Gill, the guitarist chronicles the making of Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, […]

Eddie Van Halen’s Revealing New interview

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It’s rare that Eddie gives an interview, and this new one from The Washington Times sure doesn’t disappoint! Ed talks old demos, bootlegs, new material, Wolfgang’s own music, the setlist, rarely played songs being worked up, David Lee Roth, a new amp with the brown sound that’s got everyone excited, and more! Here’s the full interview. Well worth reading! […]

The Eddie Van Halen Tremolo Mechanic — Video

The Eddie Van Halen Tremolo Mechanic — Video

From Guitar World: Van Halen’s recent Jimmy Kimmel Live performance affords an almost perfect glimpse of Eddie Van Halen’s legendarily unique approach to tremolo picking. The incredible speed and consistency of his take on this technique has been a source of fascination for 35 years. In Van Halen’s approach, the picking hand hangs suspended in mid-air, with no […]

Eddie Van Halen Demos the 5150IIIS (Video)

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EVH Gear has announce the deadly NEW EVH 5150IIIS Head Stealth with an in-depth demo from Eddie Van Halen himself! Eddie Van Halen is continuing to make it even easier for fans to at least come close to imitating his iconic riffs. In the new demo video above, the founder and legendary guitarist of Van Halen tests out […]

Eddie Jamming Today!

SHORT VIDEO: Eddie Jamming Today!

Yup. A video posted by Wolf Van Halen (@wolfvanhalen) on Feb 27, 2015 at 3:03pm PST Wolfgang Van Halen shares a 15-second video of Edward jamming today!  (From Wolf’s Instagram). A big thanks to Wolf! And Wolf, please feel free to share more clips like these! (And please consider getting a YouTube account, where you can post […]

Smithsonian Event a Major Milestone for Eddie Van Halen

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By VHND contributing writer Kevin Dodds, author of Edward Van Halen: A Definitive Biography Photos by National Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution On a bitter cold night in Washington D.C. on February 12, 2015, the atmosphere inside the Smithsonian Museum of American History was plenty warm. Fortunate enough to attend with a fellow superfan—my 12-year-old son—I […]

VIDEO: Eddie Van Halen’s Smithsonian Interview

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From WhatItMeansToBeAmerican.org: Necessity Is the Source of Eddie Van Halen’s Inventions THE PATH TO ROCK SUPERSTARDOM INVOLVES IMMIGRATION, EXPERIMENTATION, AND THE OCCASIONAL ELECTROCUTION BY SARAH ROTHBARD FEBRUARY 13, 2015 Rock legend Eddie Van Halen didn’t set out to change the way the guitar was played. But, as he explained to a standing-room-only crowd at the […]

Eddie Van Halen Donates More Guitars, Equipment, to the Smithsonian

Eddie Van Halen Donates More Guitars, Equipment, to the Smithsonian

Edward Van Halen donated some musical equipment to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington DC today. He donated an exact replica of his original black and white Frankenstein guitar, a Stealth, and an EVH amp and speaker cabinet during a closed ceremony, which took place right before his speech/interview. The folks at the Smithsonian […]

Eddie Van Halen Says He Wants To Tour

Eddie Van Halen Says He Wants To Tour

A new Eddie Van Halen interview came through the wire today. Nothing the big fans haven’t heard before, except that the writer probably did not recognize the one kernel of hard news in the whole thing: He mentions Eddie is “ready to get back on the road”…! Eddie Van Halen talks immigrant roots, innovation in music By […]

An Appreciation of ’1984′ as Eddie Van Halen Turns 60

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This great piece was written by Dan Benbow for VHND and his own site, Truth and Beauty. Enjoy. I was late to the party known as Van Halen. Throughout most of their vintage period I listened to the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, top 40 radio. I saw the classic “Fair Warning” concert videos in the early […]

No Esquire Interview

Alex and Eddie Van Halen Interviewed for Esquire

We just spoke with Esquire magazine, and they do NOT have an interview with Van Halen in the works. It’s a widespread rumor as of last night, but it’s false. We apologize for the error.

Wolfgang Van Halen’s Shares Photos of His Dad’s Legendary Guitars

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Following Wolfgang Van Halen on Instagram and Twitter has been paying off lately! Throughout the week, he’s been digging into his father’s incredible guitar collection, and teasing us with glimpses of A Different Kind of Treasure Trove. For our many readers who aren’t on those sites, we’re featuring his pictures here. If you are, be sure […]