VHND All Access Photo: Never Seen Photoshoot

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From our archives, another never seen shot. Who knows what year this photoshoot is from? (UPDATE: The answer is 1981!) “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!

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 […]

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!

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!

VHND’s All Access Photo: Dave Signing Child’s Cast

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Here’s some never seen shots from seven years ago today. This was Sept 28th, 2007, the beautiful morning after Van Halen’s first reunion concert with David Lee Roth in Charlotte, NC. As David was leaving his hotel he was greeted by a group of fans who had been patiently waiting outside. He stopped,  and was glad to […]

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 […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Eddie Tied Up

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Eddie Van Halen gettin’ nutty backstage during the band’s “1980 Invasion” World Tour. “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! For tons of live photos from this tour, see this: Photos: Van Halen […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: All Hat & No Cattle

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He’s all hat & no cattle… Van Halen’s flamboyant frontman, David Lee Roth, poses backstage wearing a giant cowboy hat at Cobo Hall in July 3, 1981 in Detroit, Michigan. “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. […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Davesickle

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For our 80th “All Access” Photo, here’s Diamond Dave goofing around backstage with his ‘Davesickle’ guitar at the Cobo Hall on July 4, 1980 in Detroit, Michigan. The hilarious Davesickle guitar was used for live performances of “Ice Cream Man” during the 1980 World Invasion and 1981 Fair Warning/W.D.F.A. tours. This steel-stringed electric/acoustic was shaped and painted like […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Clowning Around During The 1980 Invasion

All Access Photo: Clowning Around During The 1980 Invasion

Coincidently, the best frontman of the ’80s and the best guitarist of the ’80s just happened to be in the same band. Here they are putting up their dukes somewhere during the band’s 1980 INVASION world tour, in support of the monstrous Women And Children First album. “All Access” Photos is a weekly feature at VHND.com. Every weekend we feature […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Eddie Ready To Rock Japan!

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Another never seen photo — Eddie Van Halen ready to rock a sold out crowd in Japan in 1978. He’s proudly wearing the original Van Halen logo tee from the band’s club days. To this day, that very shirt that he wore during the band’s first world tour hangs on display at 5150 Studios. “All Access” […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Mike & Playboy Bunny Backstage

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We’d like to think that if you were to walk into the hallowed backstage area of an early Van Halen gig at any given time, you’d be greeted by something like this. “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 […]