Watch Musician/Producer Explain What Makes Van Halen — and specifically, ’Runnin’ With The Devil’ — Great What is it that makes a great Van Halen song so great? Is it the guitars? Is it the vocals? The drums? The bass? Actually, the answer is a collective "yes" to all of the above and you’re about to find out why. Rick Beato is a musician/producer who has released a … [Read more...]
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Van Halen recently released its first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth, Tokyo Dome Live In Concert. Van Halen earned $26 million and averaged 10,459 tickets sold per show with Roth during their Summer 2016 tour.
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Dr Jack Roth, Dr Katherine Roth, David Lee Roth, and Dr Liz Grimm. Photo by Priscilla Dickson We have a special report from David Lee Roth's performance at Saturday night's Houston Grand Opera Ball. Chuck, a regular at VHND, was at the event and met David Lee Roth. Read Chuck's account, below, and watch the footage that surfaced from the gig! "My wife and I attended … [Read more...]
UPDATE: See Pics & Video as they come in right here... Live in Houston… or within flying distance? Got yourself some spiffy duds for a White Tie evening, hobnobbing with the city's movers and shakers? Okay, sure, Houston's glamorous Opera Ball brings together the city’s most notable residents and tastemakers for an extravagant gala in support of HGO. And, this year's … [Read more...]
Here's an interesting article and concert review published 40 years ago today, on March 16th, 1978. The show reviewed was from the night before, in Columbus. Some interesting quotes from DLR. This was written by Sylvia Simmons, and published in the May 13, 1978 issue of Sounds magazine. Columbus, Ohio (3/16/1978). Van Halen, just called back for an encore, are basking in the … [Read more...]
In 1978, Van Halen was a four-man party looking for a place to happen. For the third stop of their first world tour, the band checked in to Madison, Wisconsin’s Sheraton Inn. The problem was, the seventh floor didn’t survive their visit. Inside the liner notes for their second album, Van Halen II, the band thanks, among others, “The Sheraton Inn (seventh floor), Madison, … [Read more...]
Remember that clever John Lennon & Van Halen mashup we featured years ago? Well, the Foo Fighters just covered it at their show last night in Brazil! Watch the live performance below. Mashup artist Mighty Mike mashed-up two rock classics that, on the surface, have nothing in common. Yet, most rock fans say they like it! John Lennon's instrumental version of … [Read more...]
One of the greatest debut albums in rock history turns forty and Redbeard at InTheStudio interviewed the original band members Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, and Michael Anthony to recall those halcyon days marauding like Vandal hordes from Pasadena to Hollywood's Sunset Strip forty years ago, resulting in Van Halen containing "Runnin' With the Devil","Ain't … [Read more...]
To celebrate David Lee Roth's birthday today, we've got a newly surfaced video interview of Van Halen in 1978! And it's the coolest thing ever! This was filmed in London for the Australian TV show, Countdown. This is the earliest Van Halen video interview that has ever surfaced, and it's a absolute gem. Enjoy! … [Read more...]
David Lee Roth has just inked a new deal with the talent agency ICM Partners according to The Hollywood Reporter. ICM Partners seems to be the perfect fit for Diamond Dave as it is described as a full-service agency representing clients in the fields of motion pictures, television, music, publishing, live performance, branded entertainment and new media. As Van Halen fans … [Read more...]
Having just heard the sad news about the passing of Hugh Hefner, we wondered if the band had ever toured the Playboy Mansion. No news on that, but we were surprised to find that in February 2015, Playboy's website ranked every Van Halen song. That’s right … Jordan Hoffman from Playboy took on the gargantuan task of ranking every single Van Halen song ever recorded, sparing … [Read more...]
David Lee Roth performed at the Summer Spectacular Under the Stars last weekend in Beverly Hills. The annual, invite only event benefits The Brent Shapiro Foundation. Hosts were Mario Lopez, David Lee Roth, Cleto and the Cletones, Demi Lovato, Robert Shapiro, Cassie Scerbo, and Courtney Mazza. The headliner was David Lee Roth, who led the band (complete with brass section … [Read more...]
On this day in 1986 (Aug. 16th), David Lee Roth began his first solo tour in Hampton, VA with Billy Sheehan, Steve Vai, and Gregg Bissonette! In a new interview, Billy Sheehan gives a very candid interview about his years with DLR, his bizarre exit, the near "Eat' em & Smile" reunion, and how he almost ended up in Van Halen! (Listen below). Eat 'em and Smile Tour With … [Read more...]