Van Halen

Sammy Hagar on VH; No Way! Well, Maybe.

Sammy Hagar is in Austin this week for SXSW (South By Southwest) and of course he's doing interviews. And whenever interviews come along, you know he's going to be asked about Van Halen. Especially when, at least in the social media world, he and Eddie Van Halen exchanged pleasantries on Eddie's...
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#VanHalenforSB52

Eddie Van Halen's wife and publicist, Janie Van Halen, and their dog, Kody, have kicked off a campaign to have Van Halen perform on next year's Super Bowl halftime show. Just as Super Bowl 51 was ending, the two posted on their respective social media sites "OK. Let's make it happen. #...
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VAN HALEN Fan 'Re-Works' The Band's Classic, 'Jamie's Cryin'...'

I've always felt that, if a musician is going to 'cover' a popular song by a popular band/artist, then they need to 'own' it and not just 're-create' it...I don't know who Ms. ALI HANDAL is , but I DO know that she does indeed ' own ' this Bluesy interpretation of VAN HALEN's 'Jamie's Cryin.' (the...
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Rare Footage of VAN HALEN Soundcheck, Rochester, September 1986!

When Van Halen rolled into Rochester's Silver Stadium on September 1, 1986, it was the final show of the 2nd leg of their North American tour in support of the 5150 album, their first with Sammy Hagar... The band would take a month off before finishing the tour in early November, after having...
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A Van Halen/Sammy Hagar Reunion in 2017?!

I would LOVE to see a Van Halen Reunion with Sammy Hagar! I mean, they've already done the reunion album/tour with David Lee Roth (to 'mixed' reviews), so why not 'mend all the fences?' It's MY opinion that, as good as DL Roth was as the original front man for VH, it was Sammy Hagar that brought a...
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Eddie Van Halen Discusses Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation (Video)

In a new video interview (below), Eddie Van Halen discusses his work with Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation. The video was part of a presentation piece shown at the recent Americans For The Arts gala in New York City, honoring the Foundation with the National Music Education Award. (Photo by USA Today)
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David Lee Roth: "Help! I Have A Stalker"

Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth has a stalker (for real) and Diamond Dave goes into great detail in a blog post on his website. Roth says: "Help! I have a stalker. A very real one. 75 stalker phone calls in the last four months. All of them at 5:30-6:00 in the morning. All 917 and 301 area codes...
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Hear Van Halen's "Mean Street" Performed On Keyboards (Video)

Black Country Communion keyboardist Derek Sherinian recently performed Eddie Van Halen's classic guitar intro of Van Halen's "Mean Street" on the keyboards. Check out Derek's incredible performance on his Wurlitzer 200A below. © Srecko Niketic | Dreamstime.com
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LISTEN - Van Halen "Somebody Get Me A Doctor" '76 Demo

Interesting listen if you're a big Van Halen fan. 1976, Album Zero (Demo) Video of Van Halen- Somebody Get Me A Doctor- '76 Demo Zero
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Today in Rock History 4-1

Here's part of what happened Today in Rock History - In 1954, Jeff Porcaro, drummer, songwriter, and producer best known for his work with Toto. Porcaro is one of the most recorded session musicians in history. He died on 5th August 1992. In 1985, David Lee Roth left Van Halen to pursue his solo...
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