On this day in 1984, Van Halen performed for 65,000 sweaty heavy metal fans at the ‘Monsters of Rock’ Festival at Donington Park in Castle, Donington, Leicestershire, England. This show was the first Monsters of Rock show out of five the band played to wrap up the 1984 tour. This was also Van Halen’s first U.K. appearance since […]
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.
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Legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin has shot Van Halen many times over the years. Here’s his backstage shots from Newcastle upon Tyne’s City Hall, June 26th, 1979. The band was three months into their second world tour—their first full tour as headliners. Van Halen II had already gone platinum, and their third work, Women And Children First, would come […]
We’d like to think that if you were to walk into the hallowed backstage area of an early Van Halen gig at any given time, you’d be greeted by something like this. “All Access” Photos is a weekly feature at VHND.com. Every weekend we feature a photo from a roadie, friend, or band insider. Many are […]
Kick off your weekend with this KICK ASS video for Van Halen’s “Romeo Delight!” A fan did an especially good job compiling a bunch of Van Halen concert footage into his own video for this classic track from Women And Children First. Although all the footage has previously circulated, he did a superb job editing […]
In early 1990, the editors of Guitar World magazine sat back, grabbed some coffee and painstakingly selected what they considered the top 50 guitar albums of the just-ended Eighties. Van Halen’s magnificent 1984 topped their list as the #1 album of the Eighties! And not only that—Van Halen was the only band that three albums that […]
The VH1 documentary “All Time Top Ten: Van Halen” counts down the top 10 Van Halen songs. Former MTV VJ Mark Goodman takes you through their wild history while he rolls out their top 10, which is basically a list of their favorite Van Halen music videos. “Few Rock bands have risen to the height of Van […]
This week’s rare photo—the most popular guitar player in the world poses backstage in 1984. Van Halen’s legendary 1984 tour was their most massive tour ever, consisting of 75 crew members, midget body guards, and 175,000 tons of equipment loaded onto nine trucks and five buses, bringing the world’s biggest rock ‘n’ roll music party to millions […]
On this day in 1978, Van Halen performed Bill Graham’s Day on the Green Festival in Oakland, California. Here’s several LIVE photos from their blistering set! Van Halen took the stage after AC/DC and delivered a slightly abbreviated set, since Pat Travers, Foreigner, and Aerosmith would follow them. Even then, the young and hungry band had the balls […]
Eddie and Y&T’s Joey Alves backstage at the Day on the Green Festival, July 23rd, 1978. Photo by Bill Frates On this day in 1978, Van Halen performed Bill Graham’s Day on the Green Festival in Oakland, California. Enjoy a plethora of backstage photos from before Van Halen took the stage! 57,512 rock fans witnessed the […]
An extensive new study shows that Van Halen is the 2nd highest played band on US rock radio! This info is from a fascinating article on FiveThirtyEight.com on the state of rock radio in the US. Congrats to Van Halen for getting more spins across the country than nearly every other rock band! (Only Led Zeppelin […]
Eddie Van Halen dropped by the Howie Weinberg Mastering Studio this week. Howie mastered Van Halen’s last album, A Different Kind of Truth. Hopefully Ed didn’t drop by to simply say hi—could this visit have something to do with the mysterious Van Halen “project” that we reported on earlier this year?! The above photo is from […]