This week’s “All Access” Photo is from 1978, the year Van Halen’s debut album revolutionized guitar playing, and hard rock in general. Note to collectors: this photograph is one of the many Fine Art Prints available at VanHalenStore.com. Details here. “All Access” Photos is a weekly feature at VHND.com. Every weekend we feature a photo from a roadie, […]
Van Halen News
After wrapping up their 2012-2013 A Different Kind of Truth Tour, Van Halen is currently taking a break. There is currently no news as to whether they will be touring again in 2014 or perhaps releasing another new album.
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!
Allan Handelman sets up the interview: It’s was Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll. Recorded at the Hampton Coliseum in Virginia during the tour to support their third album, Women And Children First. It was out of control madness that turned out to be a radio classic. David is still a regular guest on my […]
This week’s “All Access” Photo is a never-seen stage shot taken during a surprise snowstorm at the Fiddler’s Green in Denver, Colorado. It was Sept 20th, 1995, (during Van Halen’s Balance tour) and the unusual weather was what made this concert so different from the typical amphitheater shows that the band played throughout the summer. Van Halen’s […]
Van Halen was the subject of the “Throwdown” segment of last week’s episode of That Metal Show. Everyone was passionately debating the merits of ‘Van Halen I’ verses ‘Van Halen II’ The show’s three hosts, Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine, where accompanied by four special guests: Alter Bridge‘s frontman and guitarist, Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti, singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson, and Trixter axeman Steve Brown who was […]
Michael Anthony talks Van Halen and Chickenfoot in a new interview with Jeffrey Easton of Metal Exiles. What follows are the Van Halen and Chickenfoot excerpts. Metal Exiles: To tap into Van Halen for a moment, you guys were always known for the excesses like the drinking, drugs, partying, etc., so what is something about your time in the […]
“The Opening Bands” Band: Joe Whiting And The Bandit Band Year: 1982 By VHND contributing writer Zak Wilson VHND: Can you give me a brief history of what the band was up to before they got the Van Halen opening slot? Joe Whiting: We were playing clubs and doing the occasional opening slot for touring […]
Blabbermouth has a new article about Van Halen supposedly working on a new album. Here is their article, along with our thoughts, afterwords: VAN HALEN Is Putting Together A New Album, Says MARK TREMONTI February 12, 2014 It’s been pretty quiet on the VAN HALEN front lately but we’ve now found out why – they’re working […]
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 […]
VOX POP has released their full, unedited 1988 video interview with Van Halen. This was filmed in the spring of ’88, as the band was starting to do press for their upcoming “Monsters Of Rock” stadium tour. The crazy thing is that they weren’t even finished recording OU812 yet! It was crunch time, as their […]
This weekend’s All Access Photo is another never-seen photo! Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli hang with Neal Schon from Journey. This was taken in England on August 18th 1984, backstage in the massive “Monsters of Rock” festival, held at the Castle Donington Raceway in Derbyshire UK. The lineup was: AC/DC Van Halen Ozzy Osbourne […]
Two years ago today, we all had a NEW VAN HALEN ALBUM we could finally sink our teeth into! Van Halen released their twelfth studio album “A Different Kind of Truth” on February 7, 2012. To celebrate the anniversary, we’re featuring a really cool review of the album that we somehow missed two years ago. […]
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