From: Stereo Embers Magazine. Written by: Michael Sandler Everyone knows a Van Halen song. Eddie Van Halen, the band’s guitarist and namesake, is one of the most celebrated musicians of the past half-century or so. From the innovative shred-fest “Eruption,” to synthesizer-heavy “Jump,” to the sing-along, classic rock of “Right Now,” Van Halen is the man behind […]
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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Here’s a ton of KILLER Van Halen photos this day in 1981! Van Halen’s mind-blowing performance at the Sam Houston Coliseum in Texas is captured in these 50 photos by Rockin’ Houston. This Texas show was the last show of the third North American leg of the Fair Warning tour, after which, the band was able to […]
Former Van Halen and current Chickenfoot bassist Michael Anthony was interviewed by Eddie Trunk last week. Listen to the hour-long interview HERE. Michael was his usual amiable self—laid back and candid, and shared his disappointments about being estranged from Van Halen—without sounding bitter. It’s a must-listen. Some highlights: Michael hasn’t spoken to the Van Halen brothers since the […]
He’s all hat & no cattle… Van Halen’s flamboyant frontman, David Lee Roth, poses backstage wearing a giant cowboy hat at Cobo Hall in July 3, 1981 in Detroit, Michigan. “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. […]
UPDATE 9/11/14: We just added a few photos of Eddie Van Halen playing his Les Paul, and also some photos of opening bands Sammy Hagar and Pat Benatar. Also, note the event program on the right. On this day in 1980, (Saturday, Sept 6th) Van Halen played the very first “Roklahoma” (Different from the “Rocklahoma” festivals […]
From UltimateClassicRock.com: Van Halen‘s Eruptions take on Motorhead‘s Motorheads in round one of the first-ever Hard Rock Football League championship tournament. And you decide who prevails! Why should Kiss and Motley Crue‘s Vince Neil be the only rock stars to own football teams? With the NFL season kicking off this month, we’ve decided to team up with Loudwire to create teams for 16 other […]
On this day in 1996, the three members of Van Halen appeared with David Lee Roth on the MTV Video Music Awards to presents the award for Best Male Video. The reunited quartet received a standing ovation from the shocked and delighted crowd. MTV.com called it a “rapturous standing ovation.” David Lee Roth was darn right to break […]
On this day in 1984, the original lineup of Van Halen—Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and Alex Van Halen—played their very last show together. Five ‘Monsters of Rock’ Festival dates in Europe were to be their last shows of their massive 1984 tour. Those festival dates kicked off Aug 18th in Leicestershire, […]
For our 80th “All Access” Photo, here’s Diamond Dave goofing around backstage with his ‘Davesickle’ guitar at the Cobo Hall on July 4, 1980 in Detroit, Michigan. The hilarious Davesickle guitar was used for live performances of “Ice Cream Man” during the 1980 World Invasion and 1981 Fair Warning/W.D.F.A. tours. This steel-stringed electric/acoustic was shaped and painted like […]
Jason Becker, a former guitarist for David Lee Roth who has lived with ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) for 25 years, is thrilled to see what the ice-bucket challenge is doing in the fight against the disease. “I love it. It is amazing,” Becker tells Billboard via phone from his home […]
In 1978, the members of Van Halen were thrilled to be opening for the legendary Black Sabbath. “The Sabs,” as they called them, were part of their musical youth. To share the stage with them was a dream come true. Ozzy Osbourne, Sabbaths singer at the time, remarked many years later that Van Halen had a profound effect […]
Enjoy these AMAZING Van Halen photos from 34 years ago today! Van Halen’s performance at the Sam Houston Coliseum in Texas is captured in these photos by Rockin’ Houston. These are extra special because the 1980 tour is probably the least photographed early Van Halen tour, despite how visually awesome the band and stage was. These […]