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‘VAN HALEN RISING’ is Coming!

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Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal is a new book coming this October that solely focuses on Van Halen’s incredible rise during the ‘70s.  We have an advance copy, and trust us — this book is absolutely loaded with wild and interesting details on Van Halen’s beginnings that even the most knowledgeable fans have never heard. It's … [Read more...]

Solo Endeavor: Tapping into Eddie Van Halen’s 15 Greatest Guitar Solos

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Doug Fox from the VHND and The Daily Herald has put together his list of the best Eddie Van Halen guitar solos ever, and we have to say this is our favorite list ever written on the subject! So dive right in....and naturally, be sure to listen to the solos as you make your way down the list... we KNOW you'll be totally blown away by Eddie for the zillionth time! Solo … [Read more...]

Van Halen Erupts in New ‘Minions’ Movie!

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Adding to a long list of musical cameos in film, it will not be difficult to spot an homage to a Van Halen classic in “Minions,” an animated comedy premiering today across the country. Here's a little VHND exclusive as we head into the weekend... “Eruption,” Eddie Van Halen’s explosive guitar solo that turned the music world on its ear in 1978, makes an entertaining … [Read more...]

Sammy Hagar Calls Eddie Van Halen a Liar — Contradicts Himself?

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In a recent video, Sammy Hagar goes off on Eddie Van Halen, specifically in response to Eddie's claim in the new Billboard interview that he had to constantly show Michael Anthony what to play on bass. In his two-minute video rant below, Sammy says, "For Eddie to say he had to show him what to play and had to teach him all those songs, that is the biggest line of bullshit … [Read more...]

Eddie Van Halen on Surviving Addiction, Why He’s Still Making Music and What He Really Thinks of David Lee Roth (and Other Past Van Halen Bandmates)

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From Billboard.com, By Chuck Klosterman Eddie Van Halen doesn't listen to music. This is not a fake-out or a misdirection, nor is it a seemingly straightforward statement that actually means its opposite. Eddie Van Halen does not listen to music. “I don’t listen to anything,” he tells me from a greenish couch inside 5150, the expansive home recording studio built on his … [Read more...]

Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: 5 Ways Eddie Van Halen Breaks the Rock-Star Rules

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Eddie Van Halen photographed by Chrissy Olsen in Studio City, California on May 29, 2015.Chrissy Olsen From Billboard.com:  By Chris Payne | June 18, 2015 Van Halen is about to embark on a 40-plus-date North American tour. But when legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen takes the stage with the band (starting July in Seattle), fans won't be in the presence of a typical … [Read more...]

How Eddie Van Halen Hacks a Guitar

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From Popular Mechanics: The guitar god is also an inventor and patent holder who has spent the better part of 35 years in this shop, rebuilding guitars and amps, searching for his signature sound I've always been a tinkerer. It comes from my dad. Growing up, we lived in a house in Pasadena that had no driveway. You used an alley that ran through the middle of the block, … [Read more...]

Van Halen Rehearsing ‘Women And Children First’ Deep Track!

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"Another day, another rehearsal, another tune to try out... " says Wolfgang Van Halen today, while posting a video of the band rehearing an absolute gem from Women And Children First that has not been played in concert since the band's club days in the seventies! Can you name that tune? Watch the video below. Last week Wolfgang tweeted, 'Working on setlist ideas right now… … [Read more...]

Meet Eddie Van Halen & Win Tickets/Swag (Charity Auction)

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Bid now on this rare opportunity to meet Eddie Van Halen and see Van Halen from 2 artist reserved seats at the North America Summer/Fall 2015 tour date of your choice! The winning bidder will also take home a swag bag to remember this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Recently, Edward Van Halen donated a signed EVH Striped Series guitar for the John Varvatos 12th Annual Stuart … [Read more...]