Today marks a historic anniversary for the Van Halen family! On this day in 1962 (February 22), the Van Halen family left Holland on a boat for America, after receiving several letters from relatives describing the wonders of California. In their possession were a few suitcases, 75 Dutch guilders (the equivalent of about 15 American […]
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.
From Truth And Beauty: “Eddie Van Halen ruined guitar!” yelled the drunken ROTC guy standing just inches from my face. House party. 1991. The conversation had been very civil up to that point. I’d started with hey, we went to the same high school. That was all I had, as we were several years apart in age and […]
The following story is about how Eddie Van Halen acquired a mint condition 1958 Gibson Flying V from famed vintage guitar collector Dan Martin, who was based out of St. Louis, Missouri. Eddie went on to buy many guitars from Martin, who passed way in 2008. Jason Miller shares his story of how Dan Martin […]
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Edward Lodewijk van Halen (Lodewijk is the Dutch version of Ludwig, as in Ludwig van Beethoven) was born in Nijmegen, Netherlands, on January 26th, 1955. Happy Birthday to the “King of Ten Fingers & Six Strings!” (Photo by High Profile Media) UPDATE: From Wolfgang Van Halen, today: “The happiest of birthdays to the biggest inspiration in […]
Never-seen shot from Eddie Van Halen’s 5150 Studio of some of his guitars. Ten guitars in total – some rarely or never seen. Circa 1985. “All Access” Van Halen 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 […]
Video: 11-Year-Old Guitarist Performs Van Halen’s “Eruption” and “You Really Got Me” with Steel Panther
11-year-old rocker, Aidan Fisher, is going viral. His biggest idol is Eddie Van Halen, and his dream is “to make a Van Halen Tribute band. Have some cover songs and make some original songs on my own.” From WOWT.com: One million hits on You Tube – and growing. An aspiring Omaha rocker is going viral and […]
This is an excerpt from the February 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus several vintage Van Halen photos and more — including Ozzy Osbourne & Zakk Wylde, the return of Jake E. Lee, Tosin Abasi, Steel Panther, Five Finger Death Punch and John Petrucci’s monthly column — check out […]