Sammy Hagar on the Making of Van Halen’s ‘5150’

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Photo by David McGough This week is a special time in Van Halen history. It was 30 years ago this week that the band topped Billboard's LP charts for the first time, with 5150! The album sat in the Number One position for 3 weeks straight. In a new interview, Sammy Hagar shares some interesting stories from the making of the classic album. Before we get to what Sammy had to … [Read more...]

30th Anniversary Retrospective on David Lee Roth’s ‘Eat ’em and Smile’

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We have an exclusive excerpt of a lengthy article on the 30th anniversary of David Lee Roth's Eat 'em and Smile album, which appears in the newest issue of Guitar World. The article is written by Greg Renoff, author of 'Van Halen Rising.' Just as 'Rising' shed unprecedented light on Van Halen's formation, this article sheds light on Roth's ill-fated 'Crazy from the Heat' movie … [Read more...]

Latest Van Halen ‘Interview’ Proves Bogus

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We have an important statement to make. Yesterday at VHND we wrote an article which mentioned Guitar Tricks Insider magazine's new Eddie Van Halen cover story. Their feature story on Eddie featured many quotes, as if they recently interviewed him. We just learned that this is NOT a legitimate interview. It turns out that not only has Eddie Van Halen not spoken to Guitar … [Read more...]