This is amazing! Watch the video below of famous keyboardist Derek Sherinian cover Eddie Van Halen’s acoustic guitar instrumental “Spanish Fly.” Derek says he recorded this on his iPhone on 7/27/14 and adds, “God bless EVH!” Hearing this on a piano is like hearing it in a whole new light. It really shows what an incredible piece of […]
Eddie Van Halen News
After wrapping up Van Halen's 2012-2013 tour, Eddie Van Halen is currently on musical break. In the coming months, he is going to appear in Guitar Afficionado, and Esquire magazines. He is also set to appear in the upcoming photo book "Shades of Elvis".
Also, VHND is releasing Eddie Van Halen's music from the 1984 movie "The Wild Life". We will be putting out all of the music he recorded, unedited and uncut, straight from Eddie's tape.
“Pretty maids, all in a row…” Feast your eyes on a real treat! Here’s some incredibly cool photos from 5150 studios that have just emerged, offering glimpses of many of Eddie Van Halen’s rarely seen guitars. These are definitely some of the very best (and only!) photos of Eddie’s axe collection that have ever come out of […]
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 […]
More music from The Wild Life! Here’s what we call “Love Song,” a pretty little guitar track from the 1984 movie The Wild Life. This has never been heard in full until now. This beautiful little piece, not reliant on gain and effects, could be a cousin of “Women In Love.” It’s very lovely, with a chime-like quality. […]
Today, EVH Gear announced the new edition to the Stripe Series lineup—the eye-catching “Circles” model! Based on one of Eddie Van Halen’s most iconic axes, the Circles takes inspiration from the guitar used on the 1981 Fair Warning tour, known to fans as the “The Unchained Guitar” because Eddie plays it in the band’s official live music […]
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 […]
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 […]
Eddie Van Halen dropped by the Howie Weinberg Mastering Studio this week. Howie mastered Van Halen’s last album, A Different Kind of Truth. Hopefully Ed didn’t drop by to simply say hi—could this visit have something to do with the mysterious Van Halen “project” that we reported on earlier this year?! The above photo is from […]
More music from The Wild Life! Here’s “Fashion Dynasty”— a keyboard track from the 1984 movie The Wild Life. Eddie wrote the entire musical score for the movie, playing guitar along with his electronic drum machine. The director wanted this background music to be used during the scene at the Fashion Dynasty store in the mall. More exclusive tracks […]
Journalist Steven Rosen shares his tale of his wild weekend attending the ’85 NAMM show with Eddie Van Halen. This is the full, unedited version of that adventure (only right here!)—from issue #9 of The Inside magazine. The weekend begins on a deceptively subdued note, but this would change. The alarm clock performs its mechanical duty, […]