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 […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Eddie Backstage ’84

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This week’s rare photo—the most popular guitar player in the world poses backstage in 1984. Van Halen’s legendary 1984 tour was their most massive tour ever, consisting of 75 crew members, midget body guards, and 175,000 tons of equipment loaded onto nine trucks and five buses, bringing the world’s biggest rock ‘n’ roll music party to millions […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Eddie’s Tiny Destroyer

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Who shrank Eddie Van Halen’s Ibanez Destroyer?! Very rare shot of Eddie in Japan. Photo by Koh Hasebe, 1979. We don’t know anything about the miniature guitar above, but below is a photo of Wolfgang holding the real thing, which he calls simply, “My favorite.” Most Van Halen fans first saw a black-and-white image of Ed’s […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Returning to Holland, 1978

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The Van Halen brothers in Holland on May 5th, 1978. This stop, two months into their first world tour, was their first visit back to their home country. Photo by Kees Baars. “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 […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: The Beach Boys

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Do you recognize the famous musician hanging out with David Lee Roth in this rare photo taken after an appearance on the David Brenner radio talk show in August, 1985? Of course, that’s the late, great, Carl Wilson from the Beach Boys. Even back when Roth was in his first band, Red Ball Jet, he […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Backstage ’78

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“Say Cheese!” Backstage on their first world tour, Van Halen poses for the camera. “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: Eddie’s Porsche 911

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Eddie Van Halen poses with his new Porsche 911. He treated himself after the Fair Warning album and 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!