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Live Photos: Van Halen at the 1978 “Day on the Green” Festival

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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 […]

Backstage Photos from this Day in 1978: Van Halen at Oakland’s “Day on the Green” Festival

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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 […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Returning to Holland, 1978

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The Van Halen brothers in Holland on May 5th, 1978. This stop, two months into their first world tour, was their first visit back to their home country. Photo by Kees Baars. “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 […]

David Lee Roth Shows Off His New Tattoos (Video)

David Lee Roth Shows Off His New Tattoos (Video)

Friday, July 18, 2014: David Lee Roth, of Van Halen, was spotted at LAX, returning from Japan, where he’s recently gotten the latest in a large catalogue of traditional Japanese tattoos. The video above is from X17online.com.

Van Halen #2 Highest Played Artist on US Rock Radio!

Van Halen #2 Highest Played Artist on US Rock Radio!

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 […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: The Beach Boys

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Do you recognize the famous musician hanging out with David Lee Roth in this rare photo taken after an appearance on the David Brenner radio talk show in August, 1985? Of course, that’s the late, great, Carl Wilson from the Beach Boys. Even back when Roth was in his first band, Red Ball Jet, he […]

Eddie Van Halen Visits Howie Weinberg Mastering Studio

Eddie Van Halen Visits Howie Weinberg Mastering Studio

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 […]

Photos: Van Halen at the Houston Music Hall—July 12, 1979

Photos: Van Halen at the Houston Music Hall—July 12, 1979

Some fantastic Van Halen photos from 35 years ago today! Van Halen’s performance at the Houston Music Hall in Texas is captured in these photos by Rockin’ Houston. Setlist: Light Up the Sky Drum Solo Somebody Get Me a Doctor Runnin’ With the Devil Dance the Night Away Beautiful Girls On Fire Bass Solo You’re […]

Eddie Van Halen’s “Fashion Dynasty” Instrumental from ‘The Wild Life’ Film Score

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More music from The Wild Life! Here’s “Fashion Dynasty”— a keyboard track from the 1984 movie The Wild Life. Eddie wrote the entire musical score for the movie, playing guitar along with his electronic drum machine. The director wanted this background music to be used during the scene at the Fashion Dynasty store in the mall. More exclusive tracks […]

A Bourbon Street Adventure with Van Halen

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Journalist Steven Rosen shares his tale of his wild weekend attending the ’85 NAMM show with Eddie Van Halen. This is the full, unedited version of that adventure (only right here!)—from issue #9 of The Inside magazine. The weekend begins on a deceptively subdued note, but this would change.  The alarm clock performs its mechanical duty, […]