Van Halen News

Van Halen is taking a break after wrapping up their 2012-2013 A Different Kind of Truth Tour. Despite lots of rumors, there is no solid evidence that suggests they will be touring and/or releasing anything in 2015. Time will tell.

Current members of the band are: Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, & Wolfgang Van Halen.

Stay tuned to VHND.com for all the latest band news!

Live Photos: Van Halen at the 1978 “Day on the Green” Festival

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On this day in 1978, Van Halen performed Bill Graham’s Day on the Green Festival in Oakland, California. Here’s several LIVE photos from their blistering set! Van Halen took the stage after AC/DC and delivered a slightly abbreviated set, since Pat Travers, Foreigner, and Aerosmith would follow them. Even then, the young and hungry band had the balls […]

Backstage Photos from this Day in 1978: Van Halen at Oakland’s “Day on the Green” Festival

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Eddie and Y&T’s Joey Alves backstage at the Day on the Green Festival, July 23rd, 1978. Photo by Bill Frates On this day in 1978, Van Halen performed Bill Graham’s Day on the Green Festival in Oakland, California. Enjoy a plethora of backstage photos from before Van Halen took the stage! 57,512 rock fans witnessed the […]

Van Halen #2 Highest Played Artist on US Rock Radio!

Van Halen #2 Highest Played Artist on US Rock Radio!

An extensive new study shows that Van Halen is the 2nd highest played band on US rock radio!  This info is from a fascinating article on FiveThirtyEight.com on the state of rock radio in the US. Congrats to Van Halen for getting more spins across the country than nearly every other rock band! (Only Led Zeppelin […]

Eddie Van Halen Visits Howie Weinberg Mastering Studio

Eddie Van Halen Visits Howie Weinberg Mastering Studio

Eddie Van Halen dropped by the Howie Weinberg Mastering Studio this week. Howie mastered Van Halen’s last album, A Different Kind of Truth. Hopefully Ed didn’t drop by to simply say hi—could this visit have something to do with the mysterious Van Halen “project” that we reported on earlier this year?! The above photo is from […]

Photos: Van Halen at the Houston Music Hall—July 12, 1979

Photos: Van Halen at the Houston Music Hall—July 12, 1979

Some fantastic Van Halen photos from 35 years ago today! Van Halen’s performance at the Houston Music Hall in Texas is captured in these photos by Rockin’ Houston. Setlist: Light Up the Sky Drum Solo Somebody Get Me a Doctor Runnin’ With the Devil Dance the Night Away Beautiful Girls On Fire Bass Solo You’re […]

Rocco’s Discovery of Van Halen

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From Amps and Green Screens: Hey guys, this is Rocco. Damian was kind enough to let me put something up here that is my very first attempt at writing. Next to my wife and family, Van Halen is what makes me happy. So I decided to put something out into the universe about it. I […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Backstage ’78

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“Say Cheese!” Backstage on their first world tour, Van Halen poses for the camera. “All Access” Photos is a weekly feature at VHND.com. Every weekend we feature a photo from a roadie, friend, or band insider. Many are never-seen-before exclusives. Tune in every weekend for more!

Photos: Van Halen in Concert & Backstage, 1984!

Photos: Van Halen In Concert & Backstage, 1984!

Backstage in 1984: Eddie Van Halen with Journey’s Neil Schon & The Who’s John Entwistle Legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin has photographed Van Halen many times over the years. Here’s some of his incredible shots from Van Halen’s massive 1984 world tour. Thanks for the fantastic shots, Ross! You can keep up with him on Ross Halfin Photography’s […]

36 Years Ago: Van Halen Conquers the Texxas Jam (Photos & Video)

36 Years Ago: Van Halen Conquers the Texxas Jam (Photos & Video)

After losing almost all their gear on their flight from Japan, Van Halen was forced to play rented, borrowed and begged-for equipment in front of the biggest crowd they ever played for at the time!  On July 1st, 1978, nearly 100,000 people crammed inside the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, during the hottest day of the decade […]

Van Halen’s Stripper Invasion

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From KSHE95.com, by Beau Phillips From the first time I set the needle down on Van Halen’s debut album, I knew we’d struck gold. The band’s raw power jumped out of the speakers. Their songs grabbed you by the ears and refused to let go. Van Halen commanded your attention—no, they demanded it. The rock radio jocks […]

Foo Fighters Cover “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love”

Foo Fighters Cover “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love”

From NME: Foo Fighters headlined the Firefly Music Festival in Delaware Friday night, finishing their set with an encore filled with cover versions. Dave Grohl and his bandmates played their only scheduled date of the summer at the event. Click above to watch their cover Queen’s ‘Under Pressure’. Elsewhere in the encore, they covered School’s Out by Alice […]

Photos: Van Halen In Concert, 1979!

Photos: Van Halen In Concert, 1979!

Legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin has photographed Van Halen many times over the years. Here’s some of his incredible shots from Van Halen’s second world tour in 1979. Thanks for the fantastic shots, Ross! You can keep up with him on Ross Halfin Photography’s Facebook page.