Our mission is to provide accurate Van Halen news and nostalgia. For over 25 years we have been the trusted source of news and rumors about Van Halen for music fans worldwide and have been frequently referenced by major music media outlets.
The VHND is unofficial and not affiliated with Van Halen, Edward Van Halen, or ELVH, Inc.
The VHND staff also runs Van Halen Store, which offers the world’s largest selection of officially licensed Van Halen and EVH merchandise.
Jeff Hausman is the Owner/Publisher/Editor of VHND. Jeff was the publisher of The Inside, the all-Van Halen magazine published from 1995 to 2000, which went on to become the band’s official magazine. Jeff has interviewed current and former band members and visited Eddie’s 5150 recording studio. Jeff has had a relationship with Van Halen management for 30 years. They’ve used some of his ideas for making official merchandise, and they printed The Inside’s website address in the liner notes of two albums. Jeff has been interviewed on the DVD documentary The Van Halen Story: The Early Years.
Eric Senich has been an FM rock disc jockey for 30 years in Connecticut. He currently writes many articles for the VHND and hosts a classic rock podcast called Booked On Rock. View all of Eric’s articles.
Jeff Goebel is a Contributing Writer/Guitarist whose viewing of Van Halen’s “Unchained Live in Oakland” video inspired a 40-year career in the music business. Starting in Musical Equipment Retail Sales, he is a Professional Guitarist, Live Sound and Studio Engineer. Jeff also operates Final Resonance TV, a YouTube channel that hosts The Van Halen Stories Podcast, Musical Journeys Podcast and features frequent Musical Instrument and Product Reviews. Jeff performs over 200 live shows per year in numerous musical projects and a Van Halen Tribute Band called “Forever Unchained.”
Doug Fox is a contributing writer who became an avid Van Halen fan from the transcendent moment he heard “Eruption” blaring from his car stereo speakers for the first time in 1978. He has followed the band — through all its incarnations — religiously since then. When he’s not living his life like there’s no tomorrow, Doug is an award-winning journalist specializing in rock music and entertainment coverage with 30 years of experience in the newspaper business. In his spare time away from following Van Halen, Doug is the Features Editor at the Daily Herald in Provo, Utah. Read all Doug’s articles.
Kevin Dodds is a contributing writer and author of Edward Van Halen: A Definitive Biography. An avid VH follower since 1979, Dodds works in the publishing industry and is a freelance writer, semi-pro guitarist, and voracious consumer of rock biographies. He lives in Austin, Texas. Read all Kevin’s articles.
Jay Cruise does Web design, graphics, and video production. He’s worked in the music business for over 25 years, and when not working on projects about his favorite band, he works at a major record label in Los Angeles building websites.
Pamela Hazelton has been with us since 2000 and assists with marketing, design and development, and social media.
About The Inside magazine:
The Inside is an all-Van Halen full-color, glossy magazine published from 1995 – 2000. Each issue is packed cover to cover with never-before-seen photos, exclusive interviews, and little-known info on Van Halen. Thousands subscribed to it worldwide, and thousands of copies were sold in music stores. It was, for a few years, Van Halen’s official magazine, promoted inside Van Halen’s CD liner notes and sold on tour. After publishing the final issue of The Inside, we stopped producing the magazine and concentrated on running the Van Halen News Desk and Van Halen Store. Some back issues of the magazine are available here.