From Guitar World.com: Photos: Lee Salem (Scroll down for video) Eddie Van Halen made a surprise visit to music students at LA Unified School District’s Foshay Learning Center in Los Angeles last Thursday, December 5. Twenty-seven students, under the tutelage of Music Director Vincent Womack, were transfixed as Van Halen told them to pursue their passion […]
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.
Another Van Halen News Desk exclusive! Here’s what we call “All Fired Up,” written and performed by Eddie Van Halen in 1983. This track is part of the musical score from the movie The Wild Life. Eddie wrote the entire musical score for the movie, playing guitar along with his electronic drum machine. The director wanted a piece […]
This is an excerpt from the all-new January/February 2014 issue of Guitar Aficionado magazine. For the rest of this story, including 14 pages of photos of Eddie Van Halen’s gear, head to VanHalenStore.com. A Different Kind of Trove: Cool, unusual, and full of surprises, Ed Van Halen’s extraordinary guitar collection reveals the legendary player’s endless fascination with the […]
31 years ago today (Nov 30) Michael Jackson’s colossal album, Thriller, was released. Eddie Van Halen collaborated with Jackson on the album’s third single,”Beat It,” and wrote and performed the guitar solo for the song. Upon the song’s release on the radio, Eddie remembers standing in line at Tower Records when ‘Beat It’ started playing. “The […]
Guitar World recently made a pretty funny list, Eight Steps to Becoming a Legendary Hair Metal Guitarist. Just try to read through this list without thinking of Eddie Van Halen! Here it is: From fashion trends to movie remakes, the ’80s are back with a vengeance. But are neon-colored Wayfarers and tiger-print bikinis enough to […]
Today (Oct 31st) is the 30th anniversary of the Star Fleet Project. The “just for fun” project consisted of Queen’s Brian May, Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alan Gratzer (of REO Speedwagon), Phil Chen (session bassist who played with Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart), and Fred Mandel (session keyboard player who also played as additional keyboard player on Queen’s Hot Space World Tour and The Works). Roger Taylor, Queen’s drummer, provided […]
Eddie Van Halen is donated two items for a live auction this Saturday, Oct 26th, for Last Chance for Animals. Eddie donated a signed EVH Stripes Series guitar (Ed signed the head stock and the body) and a personalized Hockey Jersey that he owned. Rumors are that Eddie might attend the auction Saturday. Last Chance for Animals (LCA) […]
Yesterday, Eddie Van Halen visited his friend, photographer Christopher Ameruoso. Ed presented him with a a very special gift – a signed EVH Stripes Series guitar! Christopher tells VHND, “Eddie has been so cool with me since we did the photos shoot together for the Elvis tribute. I love the guitar and Eddie did sign it […]
On this day in 1982, Eddie Van Halen hurt his wrist while “horsing around” in his hotel room. That same day, his right wrist was x-rayed at Hand Surgery Associates in New York, NY. A broken hairline fracture is found that results in the postponement of three shows on the band’s Diver Down tour (two […]
Here’s a never seen early photo of Eddie Van Halen backstage at the Hollywood Sportatorium in Miama, Florida. This photo was taken on April 21st, 1978, just two short months after Van Halen’s debut album knocked the rock world on its collective ass. A young Atomic Punk! “All Access” Van Halen photos is a weekly feature at […]
On this day in 2006, a grandiose event occurred at the famous 5150 estate. Eddie Van Halen hosted an extravagant and decadent party to celebrate the release of a friend’s movie release. The friend was Michael Ninn, and the movie was Sacred Sin. The movie was actually adult film, and much to everyone’s surprise, Eddie […]