Eddie Van Halen Talks 'Tokyo Dome,' Van Halen Album Plans

April 3, 2015

This week, Van Halen released their new LP Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band's first live collection with David Lee Roth on the mic. In an interview with Washington Times, Eddie Van Halen reveals why the band finally...


Watch Van Halen Perform 'Jump' On 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'

April 3, 2015

Van Halen stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote their upcoming summer tour. Unlike their recent performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where David Lee Roth split open his nose while spinning a baton during the first song, they got through...


Watch Sammy Hagar Tear Through 'When It's Love'

April 3, 2015

Last year, Sammy Hagar hit the road with a new backing band called the Circle, which features original Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson. "We call ourselves the Circle because this band has kinda taken...


Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Van Halen Albums

April 1, 2015

Van Halen recently announced an extensive American summer tour, then showed how much energy they still bring with a pair of wild appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Based on their previous concerts since David Lee Roth's return, expect to hear all the big...


Van Halen Plan TV Performances, Lengthy Summer Tour

March 24, 2015

Van Halen will make their first major TV performances since David Lee Roth rejoined the group in 2006. The first will take place over two nights on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, airing on March 30th and March 31st, and the second will be on Ellen on April...

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Eddie Van Halen Shares Life Story, Van Halen Update

February 13, 2015

Things were louder than normal Thursday night at the Smithsonian’s usually staid National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. Not only was there a rowdier crowd on hand, but there was also an amplifier and three guitars — and...


Van Halen 'Amicably Resolve' Name Usage Lawsuit

January 10, 2015

A three-year legal battle over the name "Van Halen" has finally been settled. Kelly Van Halen, who was once married to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band's drummer, Alex Van Halen, until they divorced almost 20 years ago, has been fighting to use...


David Lee Roth Earns 14 Stitches Following Baton Accident

April 1, 2015

Earlier this week, Jimmy Kimmel Live! shut down Hollywood Boulevard for Van Halen's first-ever live televised performances with original/current frontman David Lee Roth. It was a memorable two-night stint for the iconic hard-rock singer, made...

Live Review

Bloodied Van Halen Play Wild Set on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

March 31, 2015

UPDATE: David Lee Roth required 14 stitches after bloodying his nose in a baton accident on Jimmy Kimmel. Hollywood Boulevard was shut down last night when Van Halen landed on an outdoor stage to rip through a seven-song set for host...


Watch Eddie Van Halen Shred in Fiery Gear Demo

March 18, 2015

Eddie Van Halen is continuing to make it even easier for fans to at least come close to imitating his iconic riffs. In a new demo video, the founder and legendary guitarist of Van Halen tests out the 5150IIIS amp head, which recently...


Van Halen Releasing First Live Album With David Lee Roth

February 6, 2015

It's taken them four decades, but Van Halen are finally releasing a live album with David Lee Roth at the helm. Tokyo Dome Live In Concert, taped June 21st, 2013 at a show in Japan, will be released on March 31st. It will be available as two CDs,...



Watch a Preview of Sammy Hagar on 'The Simpsons'

November 20, 2014

Over the past 25 years, The Simpsons has featured guest appearances by everybody from George Harrison and Michael Jackson to Katy Perry and Lady Gaga — and this Sunday, Sammy Hagar will join their ranks when he voices himself on a new episode. The...


100 Best Singles of 1984: Pop's Greatest Year

September 17, 2014

From Prince to Madonna to Michael Jackson to Bruce Springsteen to Cyndi Lauper, 1984 was the year that pop stood tallest. New Wave, R&B, hip-hop, mascara'd hard rock and "Weird Al" Yankovic all crossed paths on the charts while a post-"Billie...


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...


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...


Sammy Hagar: 'I Would Agree to a Van Halen Reunion'

October 30, 2014

Sammy Hagar called into Rolling Stone the other week to chat about his contribution to The Art of McCartney, a 42-track collection of Paul McCartney covers by Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, the Cure, Kiss and many other huge names. Hagar sings "Birthday," and...


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...


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...


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...