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!

“I Can Sing It All!” — Michael Anthony Says He Can Sing Lead Vocals on Any Van Halen Song

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Michael Anthony gave an interview last week to the “Lamont And Tonelli Show,” which airs on the Bay Area rock station 107.7 The Bone. The radio host steered the conversation into vocals, and went on to compliment Michael… Host: I’ve got to give you credit. A lot of people don’t give you enough credit, because you’re […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Outside 5150

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Alex, Michael, and Eddie happily pose with new singer Sammy Hagar, shortly before the release of 5150. This was one of the first photos ever taken of the “new” Van Halen.  Who remembers that period of time when we were all waiting to hear what the “NEW” Van Halen with Sammy Hagar would sound like?? Another […]

Sexy Video for Van Halen’s “Honeybabysweetiedoll” (Fan-Made)

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Here’s an unofficial (and sexy!) fan-made video for “Honeybabysweetiedoll,” one of the many monstrous tracks from Van Halen’s 2012 A Different Kind of Truth album. (There’s no nudity, but there’s lots of T&A, so you might not want to watch this around coworkers or your kids). Yowza!

Van Halen Tribute Band ‘Fan Halen’ Performs Live on TV

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UPDATE: This has already aired, and we’re not sure if it will air again. Big thanks to AXS TV Host & Producer, Katie Daryl, for mentioning the Van Halen News Desk twice on the show! While Van Halen remains out of the limelight this year, fans might want to catch the popular VH Tribute band, […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Ready to Rock Detroit!

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The band poses backstage in this never-seen shot from a 1980 photo session…ready to rock Detroit! “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!

Friends of the Boys: Visiting Jan Van Halen (35 Years Ago Today)

Friends of the Boys: Visiting Jan Van Halen (35 Years Ago Today)

The home where Eddie and Alex Van Halen grew up in Pasadena, as it looked in 2013. (Photo: Karen Nuremberg Sonner) A very unique story from 35 years ago today, by VHND contributing writer, Doug Fox. Written for VHND and The Editing Room Floor: Click, snap, clack, pop, clink … There’s a lot of things that go through […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Cocktails in ’78

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The band grabs some cocktails somewhere on their first world tour. Can you guess which one is the lead singer?? “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 Van Halen’s Bass Tech’s Mother Gave David Lee Roth Advice

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DLR in 1981 and Kevin Dugan’s Mother Grace in 1989 This is a special story brought to us by Kevin Dugan. Some fans will know his name—he’s perhaps the most publicly well-known Van Halen crew member—he’s been Michael Anthony’s bass tech from 1981 through the present day. He was on Van Halen’s crew from ’81 […]

7 Years Ago: Van Halen Launches First Tour with David Lee Roth Since 1984!

7 Years Ago: Van Halen Launches First Tour with David Lee Roth Since 1984!

Photos by ROBERT YEAGER Seven years ago tonight, Van Halen launched their first tour with original singer David Lee Roth since 1984! The 2007-2008 tour was the highest grossing tour in the bands history, with arena sellouts all across the country, grossing more than $93 million. Nearly a million fans journeyed from all over the world to witness […]

This Day in 1978: Van Halen Supposedly Parachutes Into Anaheim Stadium & Eddie Meets Sammy Hagar!

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(UPDATE: Short Video added, above). On this day in 1978, (Sept 23rd), Van Halen stole the show at the huge outdoor concert of 56,000 at California’s Anaheim Stadium by hiring look-a-likes to parachute from an airplane into the stadium. It was also the day that Eddie met future Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar. It was a brilliant stunt […]

Van Halen’s Cover of Wilson Pickett’s “In The Midnight Hour”

You can hear one minute of David Lee Roth sounding absolutely fantastic on a cover of “Mustang Sally” in the teaser video for The Roth Show below. The video was shot recently in his Pasadena home. We would love to hear the entire song some day! (The R&B song was written and first recorded by Mack Rice in 1965, named by […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Backstage ’79

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A never seen shot of Van Halen backstage at the Masonic Temple Theatre on May 2, 1979 in Detroit, Michigan during the band’s “World Vacation” tour. The Motor City was about to get their very first headlining Van Halen show! “All Access” Photos is a weekly feature at VHND.com. Every weekend we feature a photo from a […]