Van Halen News

Van Halen will release 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. It will be released as a double CD; four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl; and digitally beginning March 31, 2015.

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VAN HALEN Announce 2015 Tour, Jimmy Kimmel Performance

Van Halen announces 2015 tour

VAN HALEN To Tour North America Summer/Fall 2015 VAN HALEN to Perform March 30 on Hollywood Boulevard for ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ In Rare Television Concert Appearance.  Songs from the Concert to be Aired March 30-March 31 In celebration of a 2015 Summer/Fall North American Tour, VAN HALEN will perform a special concert for Jimmy Kimmel […]

Van Halen 2015 Tour! (Video Trailer)


UPDATE: The tour promo video has been taken down by the user, but THE TOUR IS NOW OFFICIAL! DETAILS & TOURDATES HERE. Here’s “HOT FOR TEACHER” — another official preview from ‘TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT,’ the first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 at the famed Tokyo Dome in […]

More Classic Van Halen Music Videos Uploaded! (UPDATED)


UPDATE 3/13/15: Van Halen just uploaded You Really Got Me & Dance The Night Away! Watch them below. Last week, Van Halen began streaming some of their earliest music videos ever! Jamie’s Cryin’, Runnin’ With The Devil, Unchained, and Hot for Teacher can all be viewed here in awesome quality! Crank it up & enjoy! Be sure […]

Van Halen Confirm Live Album! AUDIO SAMPLES & FREE SHIPPING Pre-Order!


[UPDATED with 2 Audio Tracks] It’s official!  VAN HALEN To Release Definitive Live Album TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT Available March 31 on CD, Vinyl and Digital Van Halen’s First Six Albums to be Remastered Directly from the Analog Master Recordings and Set for Release in Spring LOS ANGELES – Van Halen will release its first-ever live […]

Making of the “Jump” Video

The Making of the "Jump" Video (Link fixed)

During this week in 1984, Van Halen began a 5-week run at the top of the Billboard charts with their smash, “Jump“! Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the unforgettable video. Pete Angelus [Van Halen road manager, lighting director, 1978-84]: I think we spent less money making “Jump” than we did on having pizzas delivered to the set […]

Photos: Van Halen Plays Virginia, 1984


Enjoy rare photos from 31 years ago this month, when Van Halen played Roanoke, Virginia, during their 1984 World tour. Eddie Van Halen on the 1984 tour: “Our live show for the 1984 tour just could not get any bigger, but it was so over the top that we never made any money from it. We had 18 trucks […]

Van Halen Albums, Ranked Worst to Best (Video)


Our friends at Ultimate Classic Rock attempted the near-impossible feat of trying to rank all the Van Halen albums from worst to best. As they note in the introduction to their video, ‘“worst” in the context of one of the world’s greatest rock bands doesn’t necessarily mean bad.’ That’s for sure! We think there’s very, very little “filler” […]

Van Halen Choose Atlas Music Publishing For Global Music Publishing Deal

Van Halen Choose Atlas Music Publishing For Global Music Publishing Deal

NEW YORK, NY (February 18, 2015) – Eddie Van Halen and Alex Van Halen of the legendary rock group Van Halen have signed an exclusive worldwide deal with Atlas Music Publishing, as announced today by Richard Stumpf, CEO of Atlas Music Publishing. The agreement covers the entire Van Halen catalog (excluding the most recent album), […]

Eddie Van Halen Says He Wants To Tour

Eddie Van Halen Says He Wants To Tour

A new Eddie Van Halen interview came through the wire today. Nothing the big fans haven’t heard before, except that the writer probably did not recognize the one kernel of hard news in the whole thing: He mentions Eddie is “ready to get back on the road”…! Eddie Van Halen talks immigrant roots, innovation in music By […]

Van Halen’s Definitive Live Album & Remasters (UPDATED with Ordering Info)


First, we apologize to our loyal readers for not addressing this news until now. Our hands were tied. We’ve had to sit on this info for a long time, and were counting on being the first music news site with this exciting news, but that’s not how it worked out. The news leaked early, and most […]

An Appreciation of ’1984′ as Eddie Van Halen Turns 60


This great piece was written by Dan Benbow for VHND and his own site, Truth and Beauty. Enjoy. I was late to the party known as Van Halen. Throughout most of their vintage period I listened to the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, top 40 radio. I saw the classic “Fair Warning” concert videos in the early […]

No Esquire Interview

Alex and Eddie Van Halen Interviewed for Esquire

We just spoke with Esquire magazine, and they do NOT have an interview with Van Halen in the works. It’s a widespread rumor as of last night, but it’s false. We apologize for the error.