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Eddie Van Halen’s “Spanish Fly” Guitar Solo Covered on Piano! (Video)

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This is amazing! Watch the video below of famous keyboardist Derek Sherinian cover Eddie Van Halen’s acoustic guitar instrumental “Spanish Fly.” Derek says he recorded this on his iPhone on 7/27/14 and adds, “God bless EVH!” Hearing this on a piano is like hearing it in a whole new light. It really shows what an incredible piece of […]

30 years Ago: Van Halen Plays Monsters of Rock Festival, Castle Donington, England

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On this day in 1984, Van Halen performed for 65,000 sweaty heavy metal fans at the ‘Monsters of Rock’ Festival at Donington Park in Castle, Donington, Leicestershire, England. This show was the first Monsters of Rock show out of five the band played to wrap up the 1984 tour. This was also Van Halen’s first U.K. appearance since […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Eddie Ready To Rock Japan!

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Another never seen photo — Eddie Van Halen ready to rock a sold out crowd in Japan in 1978. He’s proudly wearing the original Van Halen logo tee from the band’s club days. To this day, that very shirt that he wore during the band’s first world tour hangs on display at 5150 Studios. “All Access” […]

Backstage Van Halen Photos From 1979

Backstage Van Halen Photos From 1979

Legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin has shot Van Halen many times over the years. Here’s his backstage shots from Newcastle upon Tyne’s City Hall, June 26th, 1979. The band was three months into their second world tour—their first full tour as headliners. Van Halen II had already gone platinum, and their third work, Women And Children First, would come […]

Never Seen Photos of Eddie Van Halen’s Guitar Collection at 5150!

Never Seen Photos of Eddie Van Halen's Guitar Collection at 5150!

“Pretty maids, all in a row…” Feast your eyes on a real treat! Here’s some incredibly cool photos from 5150 studios that have just emerged, offering glimpses of many of Eddie Van Halen’s rarely seen guitars. These are definitely some of the very best (and only!) photos of Eddie’s axe collection that have ever come out of […]

Van Halen Plays a Converted Barn on This Day in ’78!

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On this day in 1978, Van Halen played a gig at a small bar in Wisconsin that was a actually converted barn. Yes, a BARN! The band arrived in a van and played on a small stage up in the hay loft! Tickets were six bucks, burgers were a dollar, and hay covered the floor. […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Mike & Playboy Bunny Backstage

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We’d like to think that if you were to walk into the hallowed backstage area of an early Van Halen gig at any given time, you’d be greeted by something like this. “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 […]

Awesome Van Halen “Romeo Delight” Video Montage

Awesome Van Halen “Romeo Delight” Video Montage

Kick off your weekend with this KICK ASS video for Van Halen’s “Romeo Delight!” A fan did an especially good job compiling a bunch of Van Halen concert footage into his own video for this classic track from Women And Children First. Although all the footage has previously circulated, he did a superb job editing […]

Van Halen Tops Guitar World’s List of Best Albums of the Eighties

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In early 1990, the editors of Guitar World magazine sat back, grabbed some coffee and painstakingly selected what they considered the top 50 guitar albums of the just-ended Eighties. Van Halen’s magnificent 1984 topped their list as the #1 album of the Eighties! And not only that—Van Halen was the only band that three albums that […]

Top 10 Van Halen Music Videos

Top 10 Van Halen Music Videos

The VH1 documentary “All Time Top Ten: Van Halen” counts down the top 10 Van Halen songs. Former MTV VJ Mark Goodman takes you through their wild history while he rolls out their top 10, which is basically a list of their favorite Van Halen music videos. “Few Rock bands have risen to the height of Van […]