Back to the STONE AGE: Mark Stone Performs With Fan Halen


Van Halen's original bassist, Mark Stone, finally get's his moment in the spotlight! Mark Stone performed bass with the Van Halen brothers from 1972-1974, when the trio was known first as Genesis, then as Mammoth, and then Van Halen. Here's a very cool piece written for the Van Halen News Desk by Greg Renoff, author of Van Halen Rising. Photos by Arpi A Szasz of … [Read more...]

‘VAN HALEN RISING’ Launch Party TONIGHT in Pasadena! Meet Greg Renoff & Ted Templeman


Today (Friday, Oct 9 at 7PM) author Greg Renoff will launch his new book Van Halen Rising at ground zero for Van Halen history: right in the heart of Pasadena.  He'll be doing a book signing and discussion at Vroman's Bookstore, which is located at 695 E. Colorado Blvd. He’ll also be joined by a Grammy-winning guest from the recording industry who will share stories and answer … [Read more...]

Van Halen Covers Queen: Unearthed from 1975!


The author of Van Halen Rising has unearthed yet another never heard recording! Listen to a very young Van Halen covering "Now I'm Here" by Queen, live at Pasadena High School on April 25, 1975! Listen to the recording, embedded above. Eddie Van Halen — the youngest member of the band — was only 20 years old! For the full, untold story of VH’s rise to fame, check out … [Read more...]

Van Halen’s Last Show of 2015: The Hollywood Bowl


Last night Van Halen played the final concert of their 41-date 2015 tour. It was the second performance at the historic Hollywood Bowl!     LIVE GALLERY: FAN GALLERY: PHOTOS FROM MALCOLM VAN HALEN __________ Thanks Kenny - we had a great time on the tour! Let’s do it again sometime! Kenny Wayne Shepherd … [Read more...]