Van Halen News

Van Halen recently released 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. Available on double CD; four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl; and digitally. Stay tuned to VHND for all the latest band news!

Van Halen & Sammy Hagar Part Ways 20 Years Ago Today


20 years ago today, Van Halen and Sammy Hagar parted ways. (It was Father's Day, June 16th, 1996) "I remember nine-and-a-half great years, and one horrible year. But it’s so much easier remembering rolling out of the limo, the four of us, laughing so hard that we couldn’t even walk into the show half the time because we were having such a good time. And I can remember songs … [Read more...]

New EVH Board Shorts!


Gear up for Summer in the new EVH Board Shorts with the iconic Eddie Van Halen stripes! Perfect just about anywhere ... as swim trunks or shorts. Drawstring waist with velcro. Made of quick drying, moisture wicking microfiber (85% polyester, 15% nylon). Your new, favorite shorts — just in time for summer! Visit Van Halen Store to get your pair! … [Read more...]

Van Halen ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ Podcast


The all-Van Halen podcast "Dave & Dave Unchained" has released episode #2. After a successful debut, the "Dave & Dave Unchained" podcast  has returned for more mammoth madness on episode 2. This time around the duo focuses on the underappreciation of VH's 2012 studio album, "A Different Kind of Truth." As the Daves breakdown the album song-by-song, they analyze the … [Read more...]

New Van Halen Podcast: ‘Dave & Dave Unchained’!


Van Halen fans, it has finally arrived – a podcast exclusively about The Mighty Van Halen. "Dave & Dave Unchained" focuses on everything in the world of VH, plus the solo careers of its members. This monthly show covers every era of the band through album discussions, exclusive interview segments and more. The show is hosted by two friends named Dave - David J. Criblez, … [Read more...]

Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Recalls His First Van Halen Concert


The late, great Lemmy Kilmister had a great quote about his first experience seeing Van Halen. It was in London, 1978... "I first saw Van Halen at the Rainbow (no, not the L.A. one, the old London one, a big theater) back in 1970-something and I thought they could have been louder. Well, I always think it can be louder! Apart from that, they were excellent: an ultimately … [Read more...]

David Lee Roth Ponders Van Halen’s Future


In the new episode of The Roth Show released last night, David Lee Roth briefly addresses Van Halen's possible future. "It's not like my career path is gonna be altered — I sort of know what the next ten summers are going to bring. Eddie Van Halen aside — those are ups and downs — I don't know when we're going to tour but I have a sense that we will. I don't know that we're … [Read more...]

Audio: Van Halen Live in Hanley, England May 23, 1978


On this day in 1978, Van Halen played Victoria Hall in Hanley, England. Luckily for us, a great sounding audio recording exists! (Listen below) This was during Van Halen's first world tour. They were thrilled to be opening for the legendary Black Sabbath. "The Sabs," as they called them, were part of their musical youth. To share the stage with them was like a dream come … [Read more...]

Audio: Van Halen Live in Manchester, England May 22, 1978

Van Halen Live in Manchester, England May 22, 1978

On this day in 1978, Van Halen played the Manchester Apollo in Manchester, England May 22, 1978. Listen to this GREAT sounding audio recording of the entire concert, below. VHND reader, Paul Wilkinson adds, "I'm local to Manchester and have heard a few stories about this gig. The best one is that no one had really heard of VH and a lot of Sabbath fans were up in the bar … [Read more...]

Van Halen’s Conquers Paris, ’78 – Covers Black Sabbath & The Who


This week in 1978, Van Halen performed in Paris, France, for the first time. We have a funny story about their trip to Paris, some rarely seen photos of the band posing by the Eiffel Tower, and an audio recording of their entire concert at the Theatre Mogador, where they perform "Voodoo Queen," (an early form of "Mean Street"), Eddie Chochran's "Summertime Blues," (also know … [Read more...]