Eddie Van Halen News

After wrapping up Van Halen's 2012-2013 tour, Eddie Van Halen is currently on musical break. In the coming months, he is going to appear in Guitar Afficionado, and Esquire magazines. He is also set to appear in the upcoming photo book "Shades of Elvis".

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.

This Day in 1996: Eddie Van Halen, Billy Sheehan & Steve Lukather Perform at the ALS Benefit Concert

This Day in 1996: Eddie Van Halen, Billy Sheehan & Steve Lukather Perform at the ALS Benefit Concert

Something very special happened on this day in 1996. 18 years before the “Ice Bucket Challenge” went viral and drew attention to ALS, Eddie Van Halen assembled a band for an eight-hour benefit concert for his good friend Jason Becker—the guitar wunderkind diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease one week after joining David Lee Roth’s band in 1989. […]

Van Halen All Access Photo: Eddie in 5150 Studios, 1985

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Happy Saturday, everyone! Here’s picture of Eddie Van Halen in the 5150 studio, circa 1985. “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!

Jerry Cantrell Praises Eddie Van Halen: ‘He’s Unique, Untouchable’

Jerry Cantrell Praises Eddie Van Halen: ‘He’s Unique, Untouchable’

Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell took over the airwaves earlier yesterday (Wednesday, November 12) on the KLOS 95.5 FM radio station in Los Angeles, California as a guest DJ with Melissa Maxx, during which he had nothing but praise for legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen. Here’s the transcription, thanks to Blabbermouth.net: “Eddie Van Halen, for me… As a […]

EVH Launches 5150III 1X12 50-Watt Combo Guitar Amp

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After nearly three years in development, EVH is pleased to announce the launch of the 5150III 1×12 50-watt combo amplifier. This is not your average 1×12 combo by any stretch. In line with Eddie Van Halen’s legacy, this 1×12 is a true game changer, making players swear they’re standing in front of a half-stack. The […]

‘Eddie Van Halen is an Amazing Father’: Valerie Bertinelli Praises Her Rocker Ex and Their Son

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From DailyMail.co.uk: Eddie Van Halen was one of the hardest partying rockers of the seventies and eighties when his band Van Halen was on top. Flash forward 30 years and the Hot For Teacher hit maker has a completely different image, as his ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli explained to Meredith Vieira on Monday. ‘Eddie’s a great […]

Van Halen All Access Photo: “Are We There Yet?”

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A moment in time: Eddie Van Halen on tourbus, 1981. “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!

Eddie Van Halen “Van Hauler” Trucks

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On this day in 1993, Petersen Publishing Company gave away a Chevy C1500 red, white, and black striped project truck in a Sport Truck magazine giveaway. The truck is one of only two such beauties in existence. The other featured less stripes and was made for Edward Van Halen. Here’s a look at both “Van Halenized” […]

Eddie Van Halen “Driving Song” Instrumental from ‘The Wild Life’ Film Score (Exclusive)

Eddie Van Halen “Driving Song" Instrumental from 'The Wild Life' Film Score (Exclusive)

More music from The Wild Life! Here’s what we call “Driving Song,” a really nice guitar track from the 1984 movie The Wild Life. This has never been heard in full until now.  (This track was only played for a few seconds, about 27 minutes into the movie, as Eric Stoltzs’ character Bill was driving his truck). This piece, played on a stratocaster, reinforces the […]

Friends of the Boys: Visiting Jan Van Halen (35 Years Ago Today)

Friends of the Boys: Visiting Jan Van Halen (35 Years Ago Today)

The home where Eddie and Alex Van Halen grew up in Pasadena, as it looked in 2013. (Photo: Karen Nuremberg Sonner) A very unique story from 35 years ago today, by VHND contributing writer, Doug Fox. Written for VHND and The Editing Room Floor: Click, snap, clack, pop, clink … There’s a lot of things that go through […]

Rare Video: Eddie Van Halen Jams with G.E. Smith & The Saturday Night Live Band, 1987

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Here’s a video of one of our favorite Eddie Van Halen jams ever. Embedded below is the elusive footage of Eddie Van Halen playing with G. E. Smith and the Saturday Night Live band in 1987. The video always get’s taken down from youtube, so it’s hard to find. Classic stuff! Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli appeared […]

Eddie Van Halen on How He Created His Signature Sound Using MXR’s Phase 90 and Flanger Pedals

Eddie Van Halen on How He Created His Signature Sound Using MXR's Phase 90 and Flanger Pedals

From GuitarWorld.com: This is an excerpt from the all-new November 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus Guitar World’s cover feature on Jeff Beck and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, not to mention features on Weezer, George Thorogood, the guitar pick revolution, Nita Strauss and Black Veil Brides, plus gear reviews (Epiphone, […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Eddie Tied Up

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Eddie Van Halen gettin’ nutty backstage during the band’s “1980 Invasion” World 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! For tons of live photos from this tour, see this: Photos: Van Halen […]