Van Halen News

Van Halen recently released its first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 at the famed Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT includes 23 songs, spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. Available on double CD; four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl; and digitally. Stay tuned to VHND for all the latest band news!

30 Years Ago: ‘5150’ Time at Texxas Jam!

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30 years ago today, Van Halen headlined the 9th annual TEXXAS JAM at the Cotton Bowl in front of 72,000 rowdy fans. The bill included BTO, Keel, Krokus, Dio, and Loverboy. VHND contributing writer Kevin Dodds, author of Edward Van Halen: A Definitive Biography was there, and we think you'll enjoy his recollection... '5150' Time at Texxas Jam! By Kevin Dodds Van … [Read more...]

‘Dave & Dave Unchained’ Podcast: ‘Eat ’em and Smile’ 30th Anniversary with Steve Vai & Greg Renoff

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The "Dave & Dave Unchained" Podcast discusses David Lee Roth's most popular solo album, 'Eat 'em and Smile' with DLR guitarist Steve Vai and 'VanHalen Rising' author Greg Renoff. HALEN HUNGRY? ROTH SERVES UP "EAT'EM & SMILE" Heard you missed us, well we're back! "Dave & Dave Unchained" - Van Halen podcast returns with episode 4 celebrating the 30th anniversary … [Read more...]

Must Watch: Van Halen Clowning Around in Amsterdam, 1981

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This is fantastic! Here's some high quality footage of Van Halen clowning around in the streets and famous canals of Amsterdam Holland, back in 1981. This is the highest quality and most complete version of this rare footage that we never seen. Van Halen's North American tour, in support of their new Fair Warning album, was too expensive to haul to Europe. But after the two … [Read more...]

Announcing the Official Eddie Van Halen Mini Guitar Collection!

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We've got great news for Van Halen fans and collectors! After years of careful planning, intensive prototyping and meticulous product development, Van Halen Store is  proud to offer these 1/4 scale official EVH miniature guitar replicas of the infamous guitars that Eddie has played throughout his career. Each model is handcrafted with INCREDIBLE DETAIL and comes complete … [Read more...]

Down the Rabbit Hole with ‘Van Halen Rising’ Author Greg Renoff

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The all-Van Halen podcast "Dave & Dave Unchained" has released episode #3. Dave & Dave Unchained heads into its third episode with their first guest, “Van Halen Rising” author Greg Renoff. Sure, sure…all you jaded VH fans are saying, “Heard him already on another podcast!” or “Read the book, what does he have to say that’s new?” Well, this conversation is unique. … [Read more...]

Van Halen & Sammy Hagar Part Ways 20 Years Ago Today

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20 years ago today, Van Halen and Sammy Hagar parted ways. (It was Father's Day, June 16th, 1996) "I remember nine-and-a-half great years, and one horrible year. But it’s so much easier remembering rolling out of the limo, the four of us, laughing so hard that we couldn’t even walk into the show half the time because we were having such a good time. And I can remember songs … [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...]

Van Halen ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ Podcast

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The all-Van Halen podcast "Dave & Dave Unchained" has released episode #2. After a successful debut, the "Dave & Dave Unchained" podcast  has returned for more mammoth madness on episode 2. This time around the duo focuses on the underappreciation of VH's 2012 studio album, "A Different Kind of Truth." As the Daves breakdown the album song-by-song, they analyze the … [Read more...]

New Van Halen Podcast: ‘Dave & Dave Unchained’!

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Van Halen fans, it has finally arrived – a podcast exclusively about The Mighty Van Halen. "Dave & Dave Unchained" focuses on everything in the world of VH, plus the solo careers of its members. This monthly show covers every era of the band through album discussions, exclusive interview segments and more. The show is hosted by two friends named Dave - David J. Criblez, … [Read more...]

Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Recalls His First Van Halen Concert

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The late, great Lemmy Kilmister had a great quote about his first experience seeing Van Halen. It was in London, 1978... "I first saw Van Halen at the Rainbow (no, not the L.A. one, the old London one, a big theater) back in 1970-something and I thought they could have been louder. Well, I always think it can be louder! Apart from that, they were excellent: an ultimately … [Read more...]