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!

Rodeo Delight!


Rodeo Delight! Van Halen's David Lee Roth having some fun today at the annual PBR (Professional Bull Riders) event in Anaheim. This photo was tweeted by Tanner Byrne, who said, "Pleasure to show Mr David Lee Roth of Van Halen around the PBR scene today." #davidleeroth #diamonddave #dlr #vanhalen #pbr #oclife #oc #949 #orangecounty #rodeo #bull #muscle … [Read more...]

Van Halen Featured in Super Bowl Commercial! (UPDATED with 3 Versions)


Watch Acura's Big Game commercial above, featuring a Van Halen classic! Now Updated with the Extended & Short versions, below. There's a total of three commercials. Acura Rolls Out American-made NSX Supercar with Super Bowl Commercial Set to Van Halen Classic, Runnin' with the Devil Acura has made three commercials featuring the NSX set to the wailing yells of Van … [Read more...]

Eddie Van Halen Responds to Sammy Hagar’s Birthday Wishes!

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Sammy Hagar tweeted Eddie Van Halen Birthday wishes today, to the surprise of rock fans. "Happy Birthday Eddie - hope you’re doing good." An even bigger surprise was when Eddie thanked him. Both tweets are embedded below. Thoughts? Happy Birthday Eddie - hope you’re doing good. #5150time #BestOfBothWorlds — Sammy Hagar (@sammyhagar) … [Read more...]

Sammy Hagar on the 21st Anniversary of Van Halen’s #1 Album “Balance”


Listen to Sammy Hagar share some personal history around the release of Van Halen's Balance album. This video was released today, on the 21st anniversary of the album. "Although it is mixed with both dark and light, I am very proud of this album — the last great Van Halen record of all original material to hit #1!" —Sammy Listen to the video above. And visit VHND's … [Read more...]

Michael Anthony Addresses Van Halen Rumors


Today on his Facebook page, Michael Anthony addressed rumors that he might be back in Van Halen: I want to clarify some confusion surrounding a recent picture from a video shoot for my new Schecter Signature Bass that will be debuting at NAMM next week. Apparently, because a road case with the name "Van Halen" on it is in the photo (which was taken by someone off to the side … [Read more...]

Van Halen Voted Best Live Act of 2015


In the new issue of Guitar World featuring the Eddie Van Halen cover story, we see that our boys won "Best Live Act" in the Guitar World 2015 Reader's Poll! Congrats, guys! Van Halen’s 2015 tour may be over, but you can relive the memories by enjoying photos, videos, and reviews for each show on our 2015 Tour Page! … [Read more...]

Tribute To David Bowie: Van Halen Covers “The Jean Genie” & “Where Have All The Good Times Gone”


Music legend David Bowie died Sunday after a battle with cancer. Ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony expressed his condolences today on his Facebook page, and in doing so, revealed that David Bowie's treatment of a Kinks song was the reason Van Halen covered the song. So surprised and saddened to hear about David Bowie's passing. He was a big fashion and musical … [Read more...]

32nd Anniversary of 1984!


Today (January 9) as the 32nd anniversary of the release of Van Halen's monumental album, '1984.' You may want to take a moment and recognize the significance of the date: January is the first month of the year and marked as "1." The ninth day of the month is marked as "9." The year is marked "84" in short, thus lining them up as "1/9/84." A pretty cool little fact about one … [Read more...]

Van Halen “Forced Entry” — Never-Before-Heard Original Song!


When you woke up this morning, did you think you would hear a long lost original Van Halen song from the club days?? Well, get ready! The author of Van Halen Rising has unearthed yet another never heard recording! Listen to a very young Van Halen perform their "rock opera" -  live at Pasadena High School on April 25, 1975! Greg Renoff writes, "Here's a never-before-circulated … [Read more...]

Eddie Van Halen’s 5150 Steinberger Guitar Restored!


Last November, Eddie Van Halen reached out to Jeff Babicz, who built Eddie's iconic Steinberger 5150 striped GL2T, 30 years prior, and asked him to restore the guitar. Today Jeff posted a picture of the fully restored guitar, shown above. The best part of this news is that, when Eddie asked him to restore the historic guitar, Jeff says that Ed mentioned, "This guitar is as … [Read more...]