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Flashback: Van Halen Play a Tiny Basement Club In 2012

September 9, 2014

On January 2nd, 2012 journalists across New York received an invitation to a mysterious Van Halen event at New York's Cafe Wha?, a basement club in Greenwich Village that seats a mere 250 people. It was initially thought to be a press conference announcing...

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Sixties New York Rock Figure Manny Roth Dead at 95

July 31, 2014

Manny Roth, founder of the New York City club Cafe Wha? – where Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen and more played in their formative years – has died. He was 95. The Truth Behind Bob Dylan's First Encounter With Cafe Wha? "He was...

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Ariana Grande's 'Problem' Sung 20 Ways

July 1, 2014

The man of a million voices, Ten Second Songs' Anthony Vincent, is back with another multi-faceted cover, this time performing Ariana Grande's smash hit, "Problem" in styles ranging from the R&B pop of Destiny's Child to Green Day's breakneck rock...

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Bruce Springsteen 'Jumps' for Van Halen

April 7, 2014

"This has something to do with basketball, am I right?," Bruce Springsteen asked at the beginning of his NCAA March Madness Music Fest performance in Dallas on Sunday. He had walked onstage with a basketball, dribbling it once or twice, as "Sweet Georgia...

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Shreddy Eddie: The Best Eddie Van Halen Guitar Solos

June 13, 2014

In his four-decade gig as Van Halen's fun-loving fret-master, Eddie Van Halen has invented some of rock & roll's most beloved riffs (and endured some of its most heated rifts). These tracks represent some of his finest licks, though there are easily...

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Van Halen Represent Peace on 'South Park'

November 7, 2013

Symbols for Islam, Judaism and Christianity morph together to become Van Halen's "VH" logo in the "Ginger Cow" episode of South Park, which aired last night. In the episode, those three religions settle their differences and a scene set in Jerusalem becomes...

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Van Halen Reunite With Sammy Hagar in 2004

August 8, 2013

Van Halen's 2004 reunion tour with Sammy Hagar made a lot of sense, on paper. The group had been in hibernation for six years following their ill-fated LP and world tour with Extreme vocalist Gary Cherone, and fans were hungry to see the band again. David...

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20 Killer Rock Star Moves

July 10, 2013

On YouTube, you'll find dozens of people playing guitar with their teeth – yet only one of them is famous for it: Jimi Hendrix. The very best rock star moves will inspire millions of imitators to make fools of themselves. So before you try...

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Van Halen Set for '50, 60 Shows' in Europe

March 12, 2013

Though David Lee Roth recently vented to Rolling Stone about the lack of movement on new material and expanded touring with Van Halen, he now appears to be getting his wish: he says the rockers will tour the U.K. and Europe starting at the end of the...

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Flashback: Van Halen Hires Gary Cherone

January 15, 2013

It's easy to understand why Van Halen thought they'd get away with bringing on Gary Cherone as their new lead singer back in 1998. The hard rock giants hadn't dealt with a lot of failure at that point. Everyone thought losing David Lee Roth back in 1985...

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Q&A: Sammy Hagar on New Album and 'Re-Tarnishing' Van Halen

August 12, 2013

It's no secret that Sammy Hagar loves cars. He's got 17 of them, with a heavy preference for Ferraris. Last year his neighbor, the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, told Rolling Stone that when Hagar's wife throws him in the doghouse, he comes knocking on Weir's...

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Sammy Hagar, 'Knockdown Dragout'

August 5, 2013

Like always, Sammy Hagar wants to rock out. For his new album Sammy Hagar and Friends, the former Van Halen singer enlisted a long list of pals for head-banging originals and reimagined covers. Here, Hagar gets heavy with Kid Rock and Joe Satriani on...

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Van Halen Shoot Down Tour Rumors: 'Nothing's Been Discussed'

March 12, 2013

Irving Azoff, manager of Eddie, Alex and Wolfgang Van Halen, has debunked a rumor singer David Lee Roth has spread in recent interviews that rockers Van Halen will perform "probably 50, 60 shows" in Europe beginning at the end of this year. "Nothing's...

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Q&A: David Lee Roth Vents About Van Halen's Future

February 12, 2013

David Lee Roth is unquestionably one of the most colorful and dynamic frontmen in the history of rock music – and that extends to his epic interviews as well. Diamond Dave may not say much these days, but when he decides to open up, very little...

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Eddie Van Halen Has Emergency Surgery

August 30, 2012

Eddie Van Halen has undergone emergency surgery for "a severe bout of diverticulitis," Van Halen posted on its website, and will spend the next four to six months recovering. As a result, the rockers are rescheduling a tour of Japan that had been...

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13 Tours We'd Like To See in 2013

October 12, 2012

It's never too early to start thinking about the 2013 touring season. This year has already seen amazing shows from acts including Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Neil Young and Crazy Horse and Radiohead, while the Who and the Rolling Stones...

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