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 […]
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.
“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, […]
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 […]
From GuitarWorld.com: Van Halen accomplished a lot during the seven and a half years between the release of the band’s debut album in 1978 and David Lee Roth’s departure from the band in 1985. However, one thing Van Halen never did during that period was release an official live album, even though almost every other rock […]
I love making fun of him when he can’t remember how to play something. He didn’t know I was filming till he looked up. A video posted by Wolf Van Halen (@wolfvanhalen) on Apr 20, 2015 at 2:35pm PDT Wolfgang Van Halen posted a funny video of his dad (via Instagram) rehearsing for the upcoming summer tour. […]
Edward Van Halen donated a signed EVH Striped Series guitar to the John Varvatos 12th Annual Stuart House Benefit. Stuart House is an internationally recognized, model program created by the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center to serve the special needs of sexually abused children. In a child-friendly setting, Stuart House brings together a multiagency […]
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, […]
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! […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]