Van Halen's '5150': Sammy Hagar Looks Back

March 24, 2016

When David Lee Roth left Van Halen in 1985 nobody knew if the group would survive. The flamboyant frontman was the face of the band, and when his cartoonish videos for "California Girls" and "Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" went into heavy rotation...


Gene Simmons Talks Lost Seventies Van Halen Demos

March 22, 2016

While speaking with Rolling Stone about the 40th anniversary of Kiss' Destroyer earlier this month, Gene Simmons digressed to reflect on the anniversary of some other recordings he made in 1976: his demos with Van Halen. The bassist had caught the...



Sammy Hagar Talks Van Halen Drama, Donald Trump

October 8, 2015

Last week we got Sammy Hagar on the phone to talk about his new cookbook and his upcoming plans for Chickenfoot and the Circle, but we'd be highly negligent if we let him go without getting into the endless Van Halen saga yet again. We also...


Sammy Hagar's Next Chapter: Writing a 'Lifestyle Cookbook'

October 1, 2015

Nobody was more shocked than Sammy Hagar when his 2011 memoir Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock shot to Number One on the New York Times Best Sellers list. "It was just a grand slam," he tells Rolling Stone. "And I give credit where it's due....


20 Insanely Great Van Halen Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know

August 17, 2015

When Van Halen performed a concert on Jimmy Kimmel's outdoor stage earlier this year to promote the release of their new Tokyo Dome Live in Concert album, lead singer David Lee Roth cut his nose open while twirling a baton during the song "Panama." Roth...


Sammy Hagar Slams Eddie Van Halen: 'You're a Liar'

June 20, 2015

Sammy Hagar has come to the defense of Michael Anthony after the bassist was at the receiving end of some scathing, hurtful comments from Eddie Van Halen. In a two-minute video titled "In Defense of Mikey," Hagar stands up for his former Van Halen (and...


Flashback: Classic Van Halen Lineup Plays Last Show

June 9, 2015

The enormous Zeppelinfeld complex in Nuremberg, Germany, has a pretty amazing history. In August of 1909, Ferdinand von Zeppelin landed one his Zeppelin aircrafts on the field, giving it its name. Once the Nazi party took over Germany, the area was redesigned...


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...


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...

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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...


Sammy Hagar Has Epic Touring Plans for 2016

October 2, 2015

Sammy Hagar's focus right now is on promoting his new "lifestyle cookbook" Are We Having Fun Yet?, but he's already beginning to sketch out his musical plans for 2016. Things are still in flux, but he hopes to hit the road with Chickenfoot and the Circle...


12 Best Things We Saw at Atlanta's Music Midtown

September 21, 2015

With Atlanta's midtown skyline in the background and the greenery of the city's Piedmont Park underfoot, the annual Music Midtown Festival provided one of the best environments of all the nation's summertime festivals. Not to mention a killer lineup...


Elton, Drake, Van Halen Lead Atlanta's Music Midtown Fest

June 23, 2015

Elton John, Drake, Van Halen and Sam Smith have been recruited to headline this year's Music Midtown Festival, which will invade Atlanta's Piedmont Park on September 18th and 19th. Run the Jewels, Alice in Chains, Jenny Lewis, Hozier, Lenny Kravitz, Billy...


Eddie Van Halen on Roth: 'He Does Not Want to Be My Friend'

June 19, 2015

A little more than two weeks before Van Halen kick off their American summer tour, Eddie Van Halen granted a rare interview to Billboard where he revealed the truth about the state of his relationship with David Lee Roth. "He does not want to be...


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 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

UPDATE: Van Halen has added two additional shows to their tour: Saturday, August 15th at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and Sunday, October 4th at the Hollywood Bowl. Tickets for both go on-sale Monday, May 18th at 10 a.m. Van Halen will make...

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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...