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Guitar Tone: Hands Vs. Gear


Photo by John Lill Photography In a new article for Premier Guitar, guitarist Pete Thorn uses Van Halen guitarist and pioneer Eddie Van Halen as an example as he debates whether guitar tone comes from the player's gear, the player's hands, or both. Here's an excerpt: It’s an often-debated subject on guitar forums. Someone will start a discussion thread with a polarizing … [Read more...]

Eddie Van Halen at George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic (Photos)


Eddie Van Halen attended the 9th Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic to benefit held by the George Lopez Foundation on Monday, May 2nd at the Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank, CA. Ed obviously had a great time, as you can see in several photos, below. The mission of the George Lopez Foundation is to create positive, permanent change for underprivileged children, adults and … [Read more...]

Latest Van Halen ‘Interview’ Proves Bogus


We have an important statement to make. Yesterday at VHND we wrote an article which mentioned Guitar Tricks Insider magazine's new Eddie Van Halen cover story. Their feature story on Eddie featured many quotes, as if they recently interviewed him. We just learned that this is NOT a legitimate interview. It turns out that not only has Eddie Van Halen not spoken to Guitar … [Read more...]

Eddie and Cody Van Halen with George Clooney


George Clooney appears on the cover of the April issue of Esquire Magazine. As you can see below, Kody Van Halen shares the cover with him. Here's the cover, along with a photo of Eddie and Kody Van Halen with Mr. Clooney. Esquire drew an arrow pointing to Kody, and states, "This guy is real and his name is Kody Van Halen." We congratulate Kody on scoring the first Van Halen … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, ‘Diver Down’! David & Eddie Discuss the Classic Album


On this day in 1982, Van Halen released "Diver Down!" Here's what David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen had to say about every song on the classic album upon it's release. Roth's quotes are from Cream & Van Halen's are from Guitar Player. Eddie: "When we came off the Fair Warning tour last year [1981], we were going to take a break and spend a lot of time writing this and … [Read more...]

Hear Van Halen’s Unreleased Song “I Want Some Action” & Other ‘5150’ Demos


For the 30th anniversary of Van Halen's, multiplatinum, No. 1 album, "5150," we're spotlighting an unreleased (and unfinished) song from the album, "I Want Some Action," which you can listen to above. This is a is a song that was written and recorded during the "5150" sessions, and, interestingly, the only unreleased song that has leaked out of 5150 from all the years with … [Read more...]

Eddie Van Halen Donates Signed Guitar For Charity


Edward Van Halen donated a signed EVH Striped Series guitar for a great cause — the John Varvatos 13th Annual Stuart House Benefit.  Mr. Van Halen is on the host committee for the John Varvatos Stewart House event, and he has donated for several years now. The CHARITY BUZZ auction is live! It ends TUES, April 26, 2016 3:53 PM EDT. BID HERE.  About Stuart House: Stuart … [Read more...]

Video Demo & Review: EVH 5150 III Micro Stack


Guitarist Eric Broadbent (who's endorsed by EVH Gear, VHND, and Van Halen Store) has made a video demo/review of the EVH 5150 III Micro Stack. As for the performance part of the demo, he's running directly into the Micro Stack, and all he's using for effects are some reverb and delay in post processing. After that, he uses the same setup, but has added the EVH 5150 Overdrive … [Read more...]

Sammy Hagar Is Ready to Make Peace With Eddie Van Halen


Some interesting quotes from Sammy Hagar were released today in Rolling Stone (that were NOT included in their interview yesterday, which was about the 30th anniversary of 5150): Earlier this month, Sammy Hagar bumped into Metallica frontman James Hetfield. "The first thing he said was, 'Is it true?" says Hagar. "I said, 'What?' He goes, 'That you guys [in Van Halen] are … [Read more...]

Gene Simmons Talks Lost Seventies Van Halen Demos


While speaking with Rolling Stone about the 40th anniversary of Kiss' Destroyer earlier this month, Gene Simmons digressed to reflect on the anniversary of some other recordings he made in 1976: his demos with Van Halen. It was 40 years ago this summer that Simmons discovered Van Halen and recorded several demos with the band, including one electrifying session (which … [Read more...]

New EVH “Classic Stripes” Bandanas Available


Just a heads up for the for the fans of Eddie Van Halen's famous guitar stripes.... EVH has now released a line of Bandanas in all three "Classic Stripes" color schemes! Theres a new & improved Red/Black/White Bandana, along with the new color schemes Black/White & Black/Yellow. You can grab them individually, or all three in a Complete Set at Van Halen Store. … [Read more...]