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!

Video: Complete Sammy Hagar Interview on ‘Oprah: Where Are They Now?’


Last week, the Oprah Network gave VHND an exclusive video of Sammy Hagar's quote about Van Halen from his new interview with Oprah: Where Are They Now? Today we're featuring the complete 10 minute Sammy Hagar segment from Oprah: Where Are They Now?, which aired last Saturday, August 20th, 2016. The video is embedded above. As the frontman for rock bands Montrose and the … [Read more...]

Sammy Hagar Apologizes to Van Halen (Exclusive Video)


How does Sammy Hagar feel about Van Halen today? The Van Halen News Desk has been given an exclusive video teaser from the Oprah Winfrey Network about their upcoming interview with Sammy. He says something to Van Halen that he’s never said before. Watch the video teaser, above. This week’s episode of 'OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?' airing this Saturday, August 20, at 10pm ET//PT … [Read more...]

Photos: Eddie Van Halen Live at Molson Amphitheatre Toronto


Last year was a crazy year for the VHND because of Van Halen's North American tour. Because there was so much going on, we somehow missed out on featuring these incredible photos of Van Halen performing live exactly one year ago at Toronto's Molson Amphitheatre. Here's some incredible photos (pretty much just Eddie!) and the concert review from Eric Broadbent at Design39Media. … [Read more...]

Martha Quinn Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love With David Lee Roth


"I was so intent on not being razzle-dazzled by him" — Martha Quinn Martha Quinn was one of the iconic five original MTV VJs. She looks back at the early days of MTV in a new interview, as the history-making cable channel that launched her career (not to mention the careers of hundreds of pop artists) celebrates its big 35th birthday. Quinn was just 22 years old at the time … [Read more...]

David Lee Roth 1978 Texas Interview (Audio)


Here's a newly surfaced audio interview with David Lee Roth from way back in the summer of 1978! Van Halen was rolling through Texas for a third time during their grueling first tour. Radio station KTRN 1290 AM's Mad Martin interviewed David Lee prior to the Van Halen concert at the Memorial Auditorium in Wichita Falls on August 2nd. This little radio spot was recorded the … [Read more...]

Stryper’s Michael Sweet Would Love to Sing For Van Halen


From Blabbermouth: STRYPER's Michael Sweet says that he would "absolutely" front VAN HALEN if he was ever asked to step in as a replacement for either David Lee Roth or Sammy Hagar. Sweet, who in 2008 joined the legendary group BOSTON on vocals and guitar for their 54-city summer headlining tour of North America, discussed his hypothetical tenure with VAN HALEN during a … [Read more...]

30 Years Ago: ‘5150’ Time at Texxas Jam!


30 years ago today, Van Halen headlined the 9th annual TEXXAS JAM at the Cotton Bowl in front of 72,000 rowdy fans. The bill included BTO, Keel, Krokus, Dio, and Loverboy. VHND contributing writer Kevin Dodds, author of Edward Van Halen: A Definitive Biography was there, and we think you'll enjoy his recollection... '5150' Time at Texxas Jam! By Kevin Dodds Van … [Read more...]

‘Dave & Dave Unchained’ Podcast: ‘Eat ’em and Smile’ 30th Anniversary with Steve Vai & Greg Renoff

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The "Dave & Dave Unchained" Podcast discusses David Lee Roth's most popular solo album, 'Eat 'em and Smile' with DLR guitarist Steve Vai and 'VanHalen Rising' author Greg Renoff. HALEN HUNGRY? ROTH SERVES UP "EAT'EM & SMILE" Heard you missed us, well we're back! "Dave & Dave Unchained" - Van Halen podcast returns with episode 4 celebrating the 30th anniversary … [Read more...]

Must Watch: Van Halen Clowning Around in Amsterdam, 1981


This is fantastic! Here's some high quality footage of Van Halen clowning around in the streets and famous canals of Amsterdam Holland, back in 1981. This is the highest quality and most complete version of this rare footage that we never seen. Van Halen's North American tour, in support of their new Fair Warning album, was too expensive to haul to Europe. But after the two … [Read more...]

Announcing the Official Eddie Van Halen Mini Guitar Collection!


We've got great news for Van Halen fans and collectors! After years of careful planning, intensive prototyping and meticulous product development, Van Halen Store is  proud to offer these 1/4 scale official EVH miniature guitar replicas of the infamous guitars that Eddie has played throughout his career. Each model is handcrafted with INCREDIBLE DETAIL and comes complete … [Read more...]

Down the Rabbit Hole with ‘Van Halen Rising’ Author Greg Renoff


The all-Van Halen podcast "Dave & Dave Unchained" has released episode #3. Dave & Dave Unchained heads into its third episode with their first guest, “Van Halen Rising” author Greg Renoff. Sure, sure…all you jaded VH fans are saying, “Heard him already on another podcast!” or “Read the book, what does he have to say that’s new?” Well, this conversation is unique. … [Read more...]

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...]