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VHND’s All Access Photo: Men Only

This week's Van Halen "All Access Photo"

The Van Halen brothers on their tour bus enjoying some cans of Colt 45 lager and salivating over a copy of Men’s Only magazine. This was May 27th, 1978 in Lewisham Odeon, right in the middle of their European tour opening for Black Sabbath. Their first UK tour consisted of an entire month, from May 16th […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: The Van Halen Family On a Boat to America

1962 Van Halen Family Boat America

Today marks a historic anniversary for the Van Halen family! On this day in 1962 (February 22), the Van Halen family left Holland on a boat for America, after receiving several letters from relatives describing the wonders of California. In their possession were a few suitcases, 75 Dutch guilders (the equivalent of about 15 American […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Spaghetti Time


The Van Halen brothers eating spaghetti. (“Hey, they’re just like us! They eat spaghetti!”) Seriously, THIS is an “All Access” photo. What’s more behind-the-scenes than Van Halen eatin’ spaghetti? This is a another never-seen shot from an former VH roadie. By the way, the guy in the orange shirt is Dennis from the lighting crew. […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Young Van Halen Brothers At Home


Priceless photo of young Alex and Eddie Van Halen in their childhood home in Pasadena. Photo Credit: The Roth Show. “All Access” Van Halen photos is a weekly feature at Every weekend we will be posting a photo from a roadie, friend, or band insider. Many will be exclusives that have never been seen anywhere […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Ready to hit the Stage!


This week’s photo is a never-before-seen candid taken backstage by a roadie in 1982. “All Access” Van Halen photos is a weekly feature at Every weekend we will be posting a photo from a roadie, friend, or band insider. Many will be exclusives that have never been seen anywhere before, and some will be supplied […]

Happy Birthday, Alex Van Halen!


Alexander Arthur Van Halen was born on May 8th, 1953. He was raised in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Through a government-incentive program to reunite families, the Van Halens moved to the U.S. when Alex was about 9 years old. Because the family spoke little English, Alex and Eddie formed a bond during this time that has lasted […]

Photo of Young Alex Van Halen / Video of their Childhood Home


Below is a short 4-minute video which shows Eddie and Alex’s childhood home in Nijmegen, Netherlands. The video is entirely in Dutch, so we sent this video to Eddie himself for verification. He really got a kick out of it, and said that it is indeed the building where he and Alex lived, and that […]

New Interview with the Van Halen Brothers (Audio)


Today (March 25th) there’s a NEW interview with Eddie and Alex Van Halen! The VH brothers did a phone interview with Australia’s Sounds like they’re in great spirits and they can’t wait to make it to Australia!   Van Halen’s Bad Habits Eddie spills beans on biggest myths surrounding the 70s rock legends  Van […]

Eric Singer Praises Alex Van Halen


KISS’s Eric Singer contributed to the hardcover photo book, Van Halen: A Visual History, by Neil Zlozower. The Van Halen News Desk has the exclusive on what he had to say about the first time he saw Van Halen in concert: “Alex the Animal. The first time I heard Van Halen was “Runnin’ with the Devil” on […]

Alex Van Halen: The Hard-Rock Archetype


After changing its name from Mammoth, Van Halen strutted a glam-punk attitude when it burst onto the national scene in 1978 with its self-titled debut album. Featuring the template-smashing talent of the whammy-bar-happy, two-hand-tapping guitarist Eddie Van Halen and his percussive-dynamo brother, Alex, Van Halen the band, to many, became the obvious successor to the […]

Van Halen 35th Anniversary: In The Studio Interview with Dave, Eddie, Alex & Michael


From The four original members of Van Halen, guitarist/songwriter Eddie Van Halen, big brother drummer Alex Van Halen, lead singer/lyricist David Lee Roth, and ex-bass player/backing vocalist Michael Anthony are all unanimous in this classic rock interview in their recollections of their unaided efforts before signing their record deal and releasing that now-legendary debut, Van Halen, in February 1978. The band members […]

Alex Van Halen and House Speaker John Boehner at the U.S. Capitol.


From Daily Mail: In an effort to round out the public persona of House Speaker John Boehner, his office has released a set of behind-the-scenes photos of the top Republican charming babies, working in his garage and teasing musician Alex Van Halen.  Coming on the heels of the latest batch of ‘behind-the-scenes’ photos from the […]