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Guitar Legends Recreate Photo 30 Years Later


What’s 30 years between friends? Back in 1978, Eddie Van Halen was thrilled to be touring with one of his idols, Black Sabbath. As this 1978 backstage photo shows, one day Queen’s Brian May attended a Black Sabbath/Van Halen show and hooked up with Eddie and Tony Iommi backstage. Luckily for guitar buffs, someone snapped […]

Video: Billy Idol Covers Van Halen Classics


Below are 3 videos of Billy Idol (with guitarist Steve Stevens) covering Van Halen. Two performances of “Jump,” and one of “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.” How do you think he did? “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” performed by Billy Idol with ‘THE BIG BALL STARS’ @ Club Vodka, Hollywood, Ca 3/29/2009. The photos below are from when […]

This ‘Panama’/’Beat it’ Mashup is a Real Thriller! (Video)


Okay, so we all know that whilst producing Michael Jackson’s Thriller album in 1983, Michael’s producer, Quincy Jones called up the hottest guitarist on the planet—Eddie Van Halen—and had a conversation that led to Eddie playing the immortal guitar solo on “Beat It.” But what if it was the other way round? Imagine if—while David Lee Roth was […]

Van Halen All Access Photo: Eddie Skiing


VHND reader Shawn Wiles ran into Eddie Van Halen skiing at the Kirkwood Mountain Resort years ago. It sure would have been awesome seeing Eddie doing all those iconic scissor-kick jumps  off every mogul! “All Access” Photos is a weekly feature at Every weekend we feature a photo from a roadie, friend, or band insider. Many are never-seen-before exclusives. Tune in every […]

EVH iPhone 6 & 6 Plus Cases now available


“I like the way the STRIPES run up the back of your iPhone!” Van Halen iPhone 6 & 6 Plus cases have just arrived and make perfect Christmas gifts! (Also available for 4S, 5/5S & Galaxy S4). View all EVH Phone Cases HERE. iPad cases are also available:

Exclusive: David Lee Roth Throws Us a Bone


Fans have been looking for clues about Van Halen’s future that might be hidden inside David Lee Roth’s zany new holiday video. Could there really be hidden clues? We asked Diamond Dave… and he answered! He sent the Van Halen News Desk the following message… “Yes, there are hidden messages in the video. The Kon-Tiki […]

Rick Nielsen on Van Halen: ‘Everybody Loves Eddie’


Pictured here are Eddie Van Halen with Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen backstage at the CaliFFornia World Music Festival, held April 7th and 8th, 1979. Rick Nielsen gave two great quotes about Van Halen: “Van Halen is the musical equivalent of the yearly Harley festival in Sturgis. Loud, proud, and always a crowd.” “Eddie’s creativity, his […]

New DLR Song/Video: ‘Talkin’ Christmas Blues!’


Happy Holidays from Diamond Dave’s Tiki Bunker! Straight from Diamond Dave’s Tiki Bunker! Van Halen’s frontman delivers up some festive cheer in a new song titled “Talkin’ Christmas Blues” — just in time for the Holidays! The Great Rothzonian posted a new video to ‘The Roth Show’s’ YouTube Channel today. The two minute-song features acoustic […]

Take a Van Halen Book Tour with Zloz (Video) 


Watch the author of our two favorite Van Halen books give you a virtual book tour! Legendary rock photographer Neil Zlozower has published two hardcover coffee table photo books on Van Halen (Van Halen: A Visual History, 1978-1984 & Eddie Van Halen) both of which are absolute must-have items for fans. Even if you own both books, […]

“Dime was an original, he deserves the original” —Eddie Van Halen on Dimebag Darrell


Ten years ago today, the great “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was tragically shot dead onstage while performing on Dec. 8th, 2004 with Damageplan at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio. This is the story of why Dimebag’s last words were “Van Halen!”, and he was buried with the guitar that inspired him most — Eddie Van Halen’s yellow […]