David Lee Roth mentions in the new episode of The Roth Show that his band is “Working on a great Van Halen project” but also that he “Can’t announce anything, or I’d have to come find you and swear you to secrecy.” You can watch the episode embedded below. (Though no clues are to be […]
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.
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Van Halen’s Early Days at Gazzarri’s—As Told by The Band, Bill Gazzarri, Rodney Bingenheimer, and Childhood Friends
A must-read! Eddie and Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Michael Anthony, Bill Gazzarri, Rodney Bingenheimer, and childhood friends discuss Van Halen’s formative years playing Gazzarri’s on the infamous Sunset Strip (1974-1976). . Bill Gazzarri: Van Halen was the best band that ever played here at Gazzarri’s. That’s my final statement on that one. Alex Van Halen: Back then, nobody knew […]
During their 1979 “World Vacation” tour in support of Van Halen II, the band paid a visit to “Seattle’s Best Rock” KISW-FM. Here’s Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth with rock and roll disc jockey, Steve Slaton. Slaton hosted a nightly show on KISW called “Disco Destruction” during which he would “blow up” disco records. Van Halen were […]
Here’s a fun look back at the 35th anniversary of a giant rock concert in the late seventies, involving Van Halen, Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, Cheech and Chong, midget security guards, and a chimpanzee. Enjoy! . 35 years ago today, Van Halen co-headlined the 1979 CaliFFornia World Music Festival (held on April 7–8, 1979) at the Los […]
Update 4/7/14: Here’s a full version of the song, above. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band began their six week U.S. tour tonight (April 6th), opening with Van Halen’s #1 hit, “Jump.” It was the first time that song has ever been played by the E Street Band. The video is embedded above, but […]
Van Halen practicing in 1974, soon after Michael Anthony joined the band, and not long after they scored their first gig on the Sunset Strip. “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 never-seen-before exclusives. Tune in every weekend for […]
David Lee Roth was inspired by our article 40 Years Ago Today – Van Halen Hits the Sunset Strip! so much so that he sent us an exclusive audio describing how important it was for Van Halen to spend years playing Gazzarris in the mid seventies. He calls it their ”college of musical knowledge.” Listen to Dave’s 5-minute […]
Forty years ago today, Van Halen broke out of the backyard party scene—playing their very first concert on the infamous Sunset Strip! Their gig at Gazzarri’s on April 4th, 1974 was their first performance in Hollywood. Landing this gig helped catapult the band out of Pasadena’s backyard beer bashes, and thrust them headfirst into Tinseltown! This […]
Exclusive: Before Van Halen exploded in 1978 and started being featured in national music magazines, a small rock fanzine covering mostly local Los Angeles bands scored an interview with the lead singer of Van Halen. This interview took place backstage at the Whisky A Go-Go, in September of 1977, nearly half a year before Van Halen’s first album hit […]
Legend has it that Eddie Van Halen painted his Frankenstrat guitar (also known as The Frankenstein) with the iconic red/black/white color scheme sometime in early 1979. We’ve just figured out that it was almost certainly the last week of March when he painted it. That makes it 35 years ago this week that the famous guitarist transformed his white […]
UPDATE (April 10): Currently, all his videos are offline except the one above. We left the other ones embedded below in case they come online again in the near future. HUGE Van Halen news regarding old concert footage! Yesterday, out of the blue, newly upgraded footage of Van Halen’s 1978 and 1979 performances at the […]
From Rolling Stone: Amazing vintage photos of Eddie and Co. through the lens of Mark Weiss Greetings From Asbury Park Mark Weiss was still in high school when he began sneaking into New Jersey concerts with his camera in the mid-Seventies. “I’d give the guy at the door three or four dollars,” he says. “I’d […]