Van Halen News

Van Halen is taking a break after wrapping up their 2012-2013 A Different Kind of Truth Tour. Despite lots of rumors, there is no solid evidence that suggests they will be touring and/or releasing anything in 2015. Time will tell.

Current members of the band are: Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, & Wolfgang Van Halen.

Stay tuned to VHND.com for all the latest band news!

Making of the “Jump” Video

The Making of the "Jump" Video (Link fixed)

During this week in 1984, Van Halen began a 4-week run at the top of the Billboard charts with their smash, “Jump“! Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the unforgettable video. Pete Angelus [Van Halen road manager, lighting director, 1978-84]: I think we spent less money making “Jump” than we did on having pizzas delivered to the set […]

Photos: Van Halen Plays Virginia, 1984

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Enjoy rare photos from 31 years ago this month, when Van Halen played Roanoke, Virginia, during their 1984 World tour. Eddie Van Halen on the 1984 tour: “Our live show for the 1984 tour just could not get any bigger, but it was so over the top that we never made any money from it. We had 18 trucks […]

Van Halen Albums, Ranked Worst to Best (Video)

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Our friends at Ultimate Classic Rock attempted the near-impossible feat of trying to rank all the Van Halen albums from worst to best. As they note in the introduction to their video, ‘“worst” in the context of one of the world’s greatest rock bands doesn’t necessarily mean bad.’ That’s for sure! We think there’s very, very little “filler” […]

Van Halen Choose Atlas Music Publishing For Global Music Publishing Deal

Van Halen Choose Atlas Music Publishing For Global Music Publishing Deal

NEW YORK, NY (February 18, 2015) – Eddie Van Halen and Alex Van Halen of the legendary rock group Van Halen have signed an exclusive worldwide deal with Atlas Music Publishing, as announced today by Richard Stumpf, CEO of Atlas Music Publishing. The agreement covers the entire Van Halen catalog (excluding the most recent album), […]

Eddie Van Halen Says He Wants To Tour

Eddie Van Halen Says He Wants To Tour

A new Eddie Van Halen interview came through the wire today. Nothing the big fans haven’t heard before, except that the writer probably did not recognize the one kernel of hard news in the whole thing: He mentions Eddie is “ready to get back on the road”…! Eddie Van Halen talks immigrant roots, innovation in music By […]

Van Halen’s Definitive Live Album & Remasters (UPDATED with Ordering Info)

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First, we apologize to our loyal readers for not addressing this news until now. Our hands were tied. We’ve had to sit on this info for a long time, and were counting on being the first music news site with this exciting news, but that’s not how it worked out. The news leaked early, and most […]

An Appreciation of ’1984′ as Eddie Van Halen Turns 60

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This great piece was written by Dan Benbow for VHND and his own site, Truth and Beauty. Enjoy. I was late to the party known as Van Halen. Throughout most of their vintage period I listened to the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, top 40 radio. I saw the classic “Fair Warning” concert videos in the early […]

No Esquire Interview

Alex and Eddie Van Halen Interviewed for Esquire

We just spoke with Esquire magazine, and they do NOT have an interview with Van Halen in the works. It’s a widespread rumor as of last night, but it’s false. We apologize for the error.

Watch Van Halen’s 1995 Performance in Milan, Italy

Watch Van Halen's Performance in Milan Italy

20 years ago today, Van Halen performed in Milan, Italy, as part of their European tour promoting their new album, Balance. Watch the entire professionally filmed concert, above.

20 Years Ago: Van Halen’s ‘Secret Gig’ in Holland

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Twenty years ago today, Van Halen preformed a secret club show at the Luxor Theatre, in Arnhem, Holland. The band was in Europe on a two week promotion tour for the Balance album, which was released Jan. 25th, 1995. The secret show for the music industry, the press, and also for the Dutch “5150″ fan club. Word of the […]

Sneak Peak: Van Halen Song To Be Featured in Super Bowl Commercial

Sneak Peak: Van Halen Song To Be Featured in Superbowl Commercial

Van Halen fans have been salivating for years at the prospect of the band appearing as the main attraction at the halftime of the Super Bowl. No, that’s not happening this year. But one of the band’s songs will be featured in another typically high-profile slot during the big game – a comedic commercial starring Mindy […]

Never-Seen Photos from This Day in 1984: Lakeland Civic Center, Florida

Never-Seen Photos from This Day in 1984: Lakeland Civic Center, Florida

On this day in 1984, Van Halen performed in front of a sold-out crowd of 10,000 at the Lakeland Civic Center, in Lakeland Florida. Enjoy these exclusive photos from the 4th show of their 1984 tour. All of these live shots—many seen for the first time ever—are from Tim Mccrum, the same photographer who shared his photos […]