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EVH Gear: New for 2016

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Today EVH Gear announced upcoming products for 2016: EVH® WOLFGANG® SPECIAL, EL NATURAL Road-tested in arenas around the world, the Wolfgang® Special is a familiar purebred music-making machine, but a new and elegant El Natural finish richly accented by tobacco-stained back and sides with a matching natural headstock makes its grand entrance for summer 2016. Features … [Read more...]

Eddie Van Halen Spotted in 1972 Lamborghini Used in “Panama”

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This week is the anniversary of the release of Van Halen's hit "Panama," and coincidentally, Eddie Van Halen was recently spotted in the very car that was used for a sound effect in the classic song, by a reader of FeelNumb.com: Feel Numb reports, "The song “Panama” was released on June 18, 1984 as the third single from the Van Halen 1984 album. To this day, it is one of Van … [Read more...]

Runnin’ With the Devil: Eddie Van Halen Shreds Tires, Too

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From CarAndDriver.com: From the July 2016 issue of Car And Driver magazine (all links within are CarAndDriver.com's) Like any red-blooded kid growing up in Pasadena, California—hometown of that famous little old lady—Eddie Van Halen had a taste for hot cars. After his band’s self-titled debut album went platinum in 1978, he cycled through a collection nearly as … [Read more...]

New EVH Board Shorts!

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Gear up for Summer in the new EVH Board Shorts with the iconic Eddie Van Halen stripes! Perfect just about anywhere ... as swim trunks or shorts. Drawstring waist with velcro. Made of quick drying, moisture wicking microfiber (85% polyester, 15% nylon). Your new, favorite shorts — just in time for summer! Visit Van Halen Store to get your pair! … [Read more...]

Watch This Artist’s Tribute to Eddie Van Halen (Amazing!)

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"I can't play guitar worth a damn, so this is my tribute to Eddie Van Halen." — Dave Santia This guy is amazing! Dave Santia, a "speed painter" from Detroit, paints his tribute to Eddie Van Halen. He paints very quickly — with both hands(!) — and the results impressive! (Don't take our word for it — watch the video above. Just don't skip ahead — watch the full 6 … [Read more...]

Eddie Van Halen 2016 Cover Stories (Updated)

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[Updated June 2nd] This Spring/Summer, Eddie Van Halen has been featured on four guitar magazines based outside of the USA. All four contain exclusive interviews and exclusive photos (all photos taken by Kevin Baldes). View all four covers below. New Eddie Van Halen cover story in France's guitar magazine, Guitar Part! New Eddie Van Halen cover story in Poland's guitar … [Read more...]

Master Builder Chip Ellis: ‘Eddie Van Halen Expects Perfection’

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In a new video, EVH Master Builder Chip Ellis gives a quick rundown on the features of the new custom-built Wolfgang USA Tour Relic Replica. Limited to a 20-piece run., the guitar is an exact replica of the aged-looking Ivory Wolfgang USA guitar that Eddie Van Halen played onstage during Van Halen’s 2015 tour. Ellis also shares what it’s like to work so closely with the … [Read more...]

Guitar Tone: Hands Vs. Gear

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Photo by John Lill Photography In a new article for Premier Guitar, guitarist Pete Thorn uses Van Halen guitarist and pioneer Eddie Van Halen as an example as he debates whether guitar tone comes from the player's gear, the player's hands, or both. Here's an excerpt: It’s an often-debated subject on guitar forums. Someone will start a discussion thread with a polarizing … [Read more...]

Eddie Van Halen at George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic (Photos)

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Eddie Van Halen attended the 9th Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic to benefit held by the George Lopez Foundation on Monday, May 2nd at the Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank, CA. Ed obviously had a great time, as you can see in several photos, below. The mission of the George Lopez Foundation is to create positive, permanent change for underprivileged children, adults and … [Read more...]

Latest Van Halen ‘Interview’ Proves Bogus

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We have an important statement to make. Yesterday at VHND we wrote an article which mentioned Guitar Tricks Insider magazine's new Eddie Van Halen cover story. Their feature story on Eddie featured many quotes, as if they recently interviewed him. We just learned that this is NOT a legitimate interview. It turns out that not only has Eddie Van Halen not spoken to Guitar … [Read more...]

Eddie and Cody Van Halen with George Clooney

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George Clooney appears on the cover of the April issue of Esquire Magazine. As you can see below, Kody Van Halen shares the cover with him. Here's the cover, along with a photo of Eddie and Kody Van Halen with Mr. Clooney. Esquire drew an arrow pointing to Kody, and states, "This guy is real and his name is Kody Van Halen." We congratulate Kody on scoring the first Van Halen … [Read more...]