“Eddie Van Halen” Hardcover Photo Book by Neil Zlozower Released Today; Autographed Copies Exclusively at VanHalenStore.com

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Legendary rock photographer Neil Zlozower’s second Van Halen hardcover coffee table photo book, Eddie Van Halen, was released today! Once again Van Halen Store is the exclusive retailer of autographed copies, signed by the author himself, at no additional charge. SIGNED copies ship next week, while UNsigned copies are in stock and shipping now. Book […]

EVH Introduces New 50-Watt 5150III Head and Compact Cabinets

EVH is proud to introduce the latest iteration of its acclaimed 5150III amp and cabinets. Loaded with pure EVH sound and power, the new EVH 5150III 50-Watt Head is a scaled-down version of its acclaimed 100-watt big brother—the mighty 5150III head—with many of the same great features. Its smaller size and portability make it a […]

KISS’s Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley Rave About Van Halen

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Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley from KISS contributed to two coffee table photo books, Van Halen and Eddie Van Halen, both published by legendary rock photographer Neil Zlozower. The Van Halen News Desk has the exclusive on both quotes. “Once upon a time, when it meant something to be a rock star and groupies prided […]

Lita Ford: “Eddie Van Halen is The Les Paul of Today’s World”

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Photo: The Runaways with David Lee Roth and Rodney Bingenheimer at K-ROQ in Pasadena. From VHND archives. “In the very early days, the Runaways and Van Halen musically grew up together on the Sunset Strip. Edward was my friend.  I’d go to his house after a night of partying, and we would say “Hi” to […]

Billy Sheehan’s Bass-Eye View of Edward Van Halen

From GuitarWorld.com: Bassist Billy Sheehan Breaks Down Eddie Van Halen’s Technique in 1985 Guitar World Interview Here’s our interview with bassist Billy Sheehan from the July 1985 issue of Guitar World. The issue was a special edition, a tribute to Eddie Van Halen, and Sheehan discussed the secrets of Van Halen’s playing style. The original […]

AC/DC’s Angus Young: “I’d Put Eddie Van Halen in That Category of Being an Innovator Like Hendrix”

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Angus Young from AC/DC has some nice words to say about Eddie Van Halen… “AC/DC played on a bill with Van Halen back in 1978 or 1979 for a Bill Graham Day on the Green show. I didn’t know much about Van Halen then except that I remember seeing film clips of them, especially the one […]

EVH Introduces Wolfgang® Hardtail and Wolfgang Special Hardtail Guitars

The original EVH Wolfgang USA guitar is now available in two distinctive new sans-tremolo versions—the EVH Wolfgang Hardtail and Wolfgang Special Hardtail. These are special editions of the legendary high-performance guitar that started it all, this time with the addition of a TonePros® hard-tail bridge with stop tailpiece and fine tuners for the ultimate in […]

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

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From GuitarWorld.com: 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

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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

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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 […]