On this day in 1993, Van Halen kicked off the Right Here Right Now Tour in München, Germany (Munich in English) in support of their live double album Live: Right Here, Right Now and the accompanying video Van Halen: Right Here, Right Now – Live. It was the very first time the band played European dates with Sammy Hagar. We just discovered the above video, and it kicks so … [Read more...]
This Day in ’78: Van Halen’s Covers Black Sabbath & The Who (Audio)
Forty years ago today, Van Halen performed in Paris, France, for the first time. We have a funny story about their trip to Paris, some rarely seen photos of the band posing by the Eiffel Tower, and an audio recording of their entire concert at the Theatre Mogador, where they perform "Voodoo Queen," (an early form of "Mean Street"), Eddie Chochran's "Summertime Blues," (also … [Read more...]
Tribute To David Bowie: Van Halen Covers “The Jean Genie” & “Where Have All The Good Times Gone”
Music legend David Bowie died Sunday after a battle with cancer. Ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony expressed his condolences today on his Facebook page, and in doing so, revealed that David Bowie's treatment of a Kinks song was the reason Van Halen covered the song. So surprised and saddened to hear about David Bowie's passing. He was a big fashion and musical … [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 Covers KISS: “All The Way” (Unearthed from 1975)!
The author of Van Halen Rising has unearthed yet another never heard recording! Listen to a very young Van Halen covering "All The Way" by KISS, 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 the … [Read more...]
Van Halen Covers The Kinks: “All Day and All of the Night” (Unearthed SOUNDBOARD)!
This is fantastic! Listen to a 1976 Soundboard recording of Van Halen covering The Kinks' showing off their cover band chops this mega-rare, newly unearthed recording, live at the Pasadena Civic on November 19, 1976. Van Halen's cover of The Kinks' "You Really Got Me" is so epic that we've always wanted to hear them cover another Kinks song — especially “All Day and All … [Read more...]
Unearthed: Van Halen’s Live Cover of Black Sabbath’s ‘Tomorrow’s Dream’
Leave it to the author of 'Van Halen Rising' to dig up a never heard cool moment in VH's sonic history. Think you've already heard all VH's club days recordings? Not this one. "To say thank you for all of the pre-orders of author-signed copies of Van Halen Rising from the Van Halen Store, I have a special surprise for everyone on this VIP list: a super-rare Van Halen live … [Read more...]