Van Halen’s ‘Panama’ Coming To Rock Band 4

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Jump back, what’s that sound? It’s Van Halen shredding its way to Rock Band 4. Van Halen’s classic hit “Panama” will be featured on the Rock Band 4 setlist, which is the first time the band is appearing in the franchise. The game launches October 6th on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. “For years we’ve wanted to bring Van Halen’s music to Rock Band,” says Harmonix CEO Steve … [Read more...]

‘VAN HALEN RISING’: The VHND Review

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Greg Renoff’s Forthcoming Book on Van Halen's Formative Years a Mammoth Achievement Let us guess — you're one of those people who thinks they know everything about Van Halen, right? You don't. At least not until you've read "Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal," the forthcoming book by historian and self-proclaimed Van Halen … [Read more...]

The ‘VAN HALEN RISING’ Manifesto

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This never before published photo of a 19-year-old Edward Van Halen was was taken by Elizabeth Wiley in her garage on Maiden Lane in Altadena around the spring of 1974. This is Van Halen pre-Michael Anthony. Mark Stone was still the bassist. VH was now a quartet, as their keyboard player had just left band. This photo captures the young band rehearsing, as they did four hours … [Read more...]

‘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...]

Exclusive: Van Halen 1978 World Tour Shirt

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Just a heads up to all the VHND regulars... there's a killer new shirt that we think is definitely one of the coolest shirts you can wear to the 2015 tour! Van Halen Store is proud to bring you a an exact replica of the most scarce Van Halen tour shirt ever - their very first one! This limited-edition is a Van Halen Store exclusive. Imagine attending a bachelor party … [Read more...]

More Remasters Now Available

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Updated June 30th: Just got these in...newly mastered classic Van Halen! Gearing up to ship them out in time for next Friday's release! Newly mastered versions of Van Halen II, Women and Children First, Fair Warning and Diver Down are now available for pre-order at Van Halen Store. U.S. customers who pre-order receive Free Shipping and are guaranteed to receive them by the … [Read more...]

Previews: UNCHAINED, PRETTY WOMAN & I’M THE ONE!

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Enjoy these Exclusive Previews  from Van Halen's TOKYO DOME IN CONCERT! When listening, change the quality setting to 720p. It's still just an MP3, but it will sound better at 720p than at YouTube's default setting of 360p. More of our exclusive previews!: Van Halen is releasing its first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, … [Read more...]

Van Halen Confirm Live Album! AUDIO SAMPLES & FREE SHIPPING Pre-Order!

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[UPDATED with 2 Audio Tracks] It's official!  VAN HALEN To Release Definitive Live Album TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT Available March 31 on CD, Vinyl and Digital Van Halen's First Six Albums to be Remastered Directly from the Analog Master Recordings and Set for Release in Spring LOS ANGELES – Van Halen will release its first-ever live album to feature original singer … [Read more...]

Van Halen’s Definitive Live Album & Remasters (UPDATED with Ordering Info)

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First, we apologize to our loyal readers for not addressing this news until now. Our hands were tied. We've had to sit on this info for a long time, and were counting on being the first music news site with this exciting news, but that's not how it worked out. The news leaked early, and most people have only heard bits and pieces, and there's a lot of confusion out there, … [Read more...]

Take a Van Halen Book Tour with Zloz (Video) 

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Watch the author of our two favorite Van Halen books give you a virtual book tour! Legendary rock photographer Neil Zlozower has published two hardcover coffee table photo books on Van Halen (Van Halen: A Visual History, 1978-1984 & Eddie Van Halen) both of which are absolute must-have items for fans. Even if you own both books, you’ll love these two videos we made of … [Read more...]

Van Halen T-Shirt Gift Guide!

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There's practically nothing more in style right now than wearing your favorite vintage rock band T-shirt and a good old pair of jeans. Rock ’n’ roll T-shirts are our culture—as American as apple pie. And the better the group, the better the tee! The logo that started it all! Wave the flag to Van Halen's earth-shattering debut album! Order one here. Van Halen exploded during … [Read more...]