New Photo of Eddie Van Halen

Valerie Bertinelli tweeted today, “You can still be friends after 30 years even if you’re divorced. Thank you Ed!”

Eddie Van Halen Opens Up in his First Guitar World Interview From 1981


From Eddie Van Halen made his first Guitar World cover appearance with the January 1981 issue, during the magazine’s second year of publication. The cover beckoned readers to ponder if the young EVH was the world’s greatest guitarist, while the original headline (on page 35) dubbed him The New King of Heavy Metal Guitar. […]

Van Halen Retrospective (Parts 1 & 2)

Earlier this summer, we featured Part 1 of Midnight Phil’s two part Van Halen Retrospective. We’re glad to say that Part 2 is finished! A message from Midnight Phil to VHND readers: “Thanks for all the amazing feedback on Part 1 of the Van Halen Retrospective! Part 2 was tricky, because it involved discussing some […]

Studio Encounter with Eddie Van Halen


Guitar legend Nuno Bettencourt was recently at Henson Studios to do some writing and mixing. Unbeknownst to him, his favorite rock band from his youth were secretly using the very same studios to record their upcoming album. Inspired by his chance encounter with Eddie Van Halen that day, Nuno wrote a story about it, which […]

Interview: Engineer Behind 5150 studios, George Saer

George Saer

In the 25th episode of Pensado’s Place, the engineer behind Van Halen’s 5150 studios, George Saer, talks about his career and share insights about working with Eddie Van Halen. The Van Halen talk starts at 17:17 into it. A rare glimpse into the inner workings of the creative and recording process at 5150. With Van […]

New Photos of Van Halen and Family

Today, Valerie Bertinelli posted these family photos from last night to her twitter page. “Janie joins us even tho she’s workin hard in her aerial show” “Having fun at The Supper Club!” “More fun with my boy and his girl”

Van Halen Summer Essentials

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Van Halen Retrospective (Part 1)

Midnight Phil discusses the David Lee Roth era of his favorite band, Van Halen, in the first part of this two part retrospective. It’s basically a home-made comedic review done with a lot of effort by a young, passionate fan. We hope you enjoy it! We will feature “Part 2″ of Midnight Phil’s Van Halen […]

Eddie Van Halen’s Guitars Through The Years

From In the July 2011 issue of Guitar, we tell the story behind Eddie Van Halen’s Ibanez Destroyer. In honor of King Edward, brings you this gallery of Van Halen’s guitars through the years, from the famous to the obscure, and everything in between. Click the photo to view all 11 guitars:

Search and Destroy

Eddie Van Halen with white destroyer guitar

From the July 2011 edition of Guitar World: Search and Destroy Lost Photos Tell The Story Behind Eddie Van Halen’s Ibanez Destroyer. By Chris Gill Guitarists attempting to duplicate Eddie Van Halen’s elusive brown sound on Van Halen’s debut album have gone to great lengths to build replicas of his trademark black-and-white Frankenstein guitar, but […]

EVH Frankenstein Striped Flip Flops Available For Summer

These EVH Frankenstein Striped Flip Flops sport the iconic Eddie Van Halen stripes and are sure to impress! Offered in all 3 classic EVH stripe color combinations–Red, Yellow, or White, or grab the Complete Set! These ultra comfortable, premium quality Flip Flops are the perfect fit for summer. Make a stylish statement and keep your […]

Smithsonian’s Q & A with Eddie Van Halen


From Smithsonian Magazine: Recently, guitarist Eddie Van Halen donated his guitar, the Frank 2, to the National Museum of American History. Smithsonian corresponded with him via email about his decision to give up his cherished guitar. “Eruption” is widely regarded as one of the greatest-if not the greatest-guitar solos ever. What’s the best guitar solo […]