Van Halen All Access Photo: Eddie Skiing

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VHND reader Shawn Wiles ran into Eddie Van Halen skiing at the Kirkwood Mountain Resort years ago. It sure would have been awesome seeing Eddie doing all those iconic scissor-kick jumps  off every mogul! “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 […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Eddie with Voyager Guitar

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Eddie Van Halen pictured backstage with his first Voyager (aka ” Star”) guitar. This one came into Ed’s possession in late ’79 or early ’80. He put a old Danelectro neck on it—an early Floyd Rose prototype—and rocked the world. (Incidentally, the first guitar that he gave to Dweezil Zappa back in ’82 was this body type and was white […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Sammy’s Wedding

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On this day in 1995 (Nov. 29th), Sammy Hagar wed longtime girlfriend, Kari Karte. Here’a s couple exclusive photos from the wedding dinner. Photos courtesy of Darrell Degroff. “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 […]

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!

Van Halen All Access Photo: Eddie in 5150 Studios, 1985

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Happy Saturday, everyone! Here’s picture of Eddie Van Halen in the 5150 studio, circa 1985. “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!

Van Halen All Access Photo: “Are We There Yet?”

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A moment in time: Eddie Van Halen on tourbus, 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: 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 […]

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!

All Access Photo: Ready to Rock Detroit!

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 […]