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!

Toyota Owner Loves Van Halen so Much He Painted his Car Like the Guitar [Video]

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A huge Van Halen fan decided to Van Halenize his Toyota truck with a unique paint job—in the same color scheme of Eddie Van Halen’s iconic guitar—for a fresh, rockin’ new look!The above video is nicely done, and shows Ryan Humphrey of Ohio giving us the step-by-step process of painting his truck, along with some vintage Van Halen playing […]

“You Think You Know Van Halen?” Video

Think You Know Van Halen?...

Our friends at Ultimate Classic Rock whipped up a fun little Van Halen video. It’s the latest edition to their You Think You Know Classic Rock? video series. We hope you enjoy their video.

35 Years Ago Today, Van Halen Concert Footage Premiered on TV!

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35 years ago today, on Nov 24th, 1979, Van Halen concert footage was shown on television for the very first time! No, were not talking about the Fair Warning tour film from Oakland, (and there’s a lot of mystery behind that) —we’re talking about our OTHER favorite old Van Halen footage, which is arguably just as cool, […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: 1978

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Photo of a young, hungry, Van Halen, during their first world tour, 1978. Who was lucky enough to see Van Halen back in the ’70s? “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!

When It’s Love

When It's Love

The following article is from the blog of Bob Lefsetz, an American music industry figure and author of the email newsletter and blog, the Lefsetz Letter. Based in Santa Monica, California, Lefsetz worked previously as an entertainment business attorney, majordomo of Sanctuary Music’s American division and as a consultant to major record labels. Lefsetz deals with […]

‘Eddie Van Halen is an Amazing Father’: Valerie Bertinelli Praises Her Rocker Ex and Their Son

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From DailyMail.co.uk: Eddie Van Halen was one of the hardest partying rockers of the seventies and eighties when his band Van Halen was on top. Flash forward 30 years and the Hot For Teacher hit maker has a completely different image, as his ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli explained to Meredith Vieira on Monday. ‘Eddie’s a great […]

Steel Panther’s Michael Starr: Van Halen Was ‘The Heroin Of Rock For Me’

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From Blabbermouth.net: Mark Weiss of RockScene.com recently conducted an interview with vocalist Michael Starr of Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters Steel Panther. You can now watch the chat below.   Speaking about his early musical influences, Starr said: “For me, when Van Halen came out, that started the heavy metal of the ’80s as I know it today. David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen… it was awesome, man. […]

The Truth About The Van Halen “New Album” Rumors

The Truth About The Van Halen "New Album" Rumors

Over the last year, rumors that Van Halen are working on a new album just won’t go away. It seems that every music news website, when mentioning Van Halen, would end their articles with “Van Halen are currently working on a followup to 2012’s A Different Kind of Truth.” Today that rumor went into overdrive, […]

15 Years After Van Halen, Gary Cherone Still Going Strong with Extreme & Hurtsmile

15 Years After Van Halen, Gary Cherone Still Going Strong with Extreme & Hurtsmile

15 years ago today, Gary Cherone and Van Halen parted ways. And both parties were better off for it. What resulted from their three year union was a great tour (really, the only Van Halen tour to feature both the Sammy and Dave eras equally—just without Sammy or Dave!). And of course it spawned Van Halen III—officially a Van […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Fresh Out of L.A.

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Another never seen shot from our archives—David, Alex, Michael, and Edward goofing around backstage. It’s 1978. The young and wild band, fresh out of L.A., embarks on their first of many world tours. “All Access” Photos is a weekly feature at VHND.com. Every weekend we feature a photo from a roadie, friend, or band insider. Many […]

Alex Van Halen Drum Intro is Voted Best Ever

Alex Van Halen Drum Intro is Voted Best Ever

The drum intro to Van Halen classic “Hot For Teacher” has been voted the best of all time – ahead of work by Led Zeppelin, Rush, Guns N’ Roses, Nirvana, and Queens Of The Stone Age. The team at Rhythm magazine have pulled together a massive list charting the 101 greatest ever drum intros. From […]

Unearthed: Van Halen Concert Photos from Halloween 1980

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Many fans have seen the above picture of Van Halen, dressed in Halloween costumes at the Coliseum in Macon, Georgia, from October 31st, 1980.  Classic! But here’s some never-before-seen photos of Van Halen performing on stage that night—still in costume! Happy Halloween to all you rockers, ghouls, goblins, hellcats, zombies, and freaks out there!  Did you know that you […]