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4 days ago

Eddie Van Halen Discusses 'Tokyo Dome Live in Concert,' Van Halen’s First Official Live Record with David Lee Roth (4/22/2015)
Van Halen accomplished a lot during the seven and a half years between the release of the band’s debut album in 1978 and David Lee Roth’s departure from the band in 1985. However, one thing Van Halen never did during that period was release an ...
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3 weeks ago

The Eddie Van Halen Tremolo Mechanic — Video (4/6/2015)
Van Halen’s recent Jimmy Kimmel Live performance affords an almost perfect glimpse of Eddie Van Halen’s legendarily unique approach to tremolo picking. The incredible speed and consistency of his take on this technique has been a source of fasci...
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4 weeks ago

Van Halen Perform "Hot for Teacher," "Eruption" and "You Really Got Me" on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' — Video (4/1/2015)
As we reported yesterday morning, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live closed down part of Hollywood Boulevard Monday night so that Van Halen could perform in front of 6,000 die-hard fans. The first half of the band's outdoor performance, which included "Pan...
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4 weeks ago

Van Halen Perform "Panama" and "Runnin' with the Devil" on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' — Video (3/31/2015)
It took a few decades, but Van Halen finally performed on live TV in the U.S. with David Lee Roth. Last night, a portion of Hollywood Boulevard was shut down so the band could perform before a crowd of about 6,000 die-hard fans (and a few last-m...
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5 weeks ago

Van Halen Announce 2015 North American Tour (3/25/2015)
Van Halen will tour North America this summer and fall in support of their new live album, Tokyo Dome Live in Concert. The tour, which will feature David Lee Roth at vocals, is expected to kick off July 5 in Seattle and wrap up October 2 in Los...
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Feb 13 2015

Eddie Van Halen Plays Guitar (and Discusses Innovation) at the Smithsonian (2/13/2015)
Last night (February 12), Eddie Van Halen spoke at Washington, D.C.'s Smithsonian National Museum of American History and Zocalo Public Square as part of the institution's "What It Means to Be American" series. The Dutch-born Van Halen, 60, dis...
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Feb 11 2015

Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" in the Styles of 10 Guitarists, from Steve Vai to Eddie Van Halen — Video (2/11/2015)
Like most of you, I've often wondered what it would sound like if 10 of the world’s most famous guitarists got together and jammed on Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.” I'm joking, of course. However, Andre Antunes actually thought about this topic. He ev...
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Jan 12 2015

Foo Fighters Enlist Van Halen's David Lee Roth, Slash, Kiss' Paul Stanley and More for Dave Grohl's Birthday Show (1/12/2015)
Late last week, when Foo Fighters told the universe about frontman Dave Grohl's "surprise" birthday show scheduled for this past Saturday at the Forum in LA, we knew we'd have some interesting clips to share with you this morning. Turns out we w...
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Oct 21 2014

Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: EVH95 Eddie Van Halen Cry Baby Vs. ZW95 Zakk Wylde Cry Baby (10/21/2014)
It's time to compare the mettle of Jim Dunlop pedals! In GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll — the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown — we're pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout....
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Oct 2 2014

'Retrogrenade': Gary Cherone Talks New Hurtsmile Album, Extreme and Van Halen (10/2/2014)
If you follow the career path of frontman extraordinaire Gary Cherone, you can't avoid bumping into some serious guitar-rock royalty. Whether it's his partnership with Nuno Bettencourt in Extreme, fronting the mighty Van Halen or performing with...
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Sep 23 2014

Eddie Van Halen on How He Created His Signature Sound Using MXR's Phase 90 and Flanger Pedals (9/23/2014)
This is an excerpt from the all-new November 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus our cover feature on Jeff Beck and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, not to mention features on Weezer, George Thorogood, the guitar pick revolution,...
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Aug 4 2014

David Lee Roth's Unaccompanied Vocal Track from Van Halen's "Running with the Devil" — Listen (8/4/2014)
"Running With the Devil" began the career of one of rock's most enduring bands with quite a bang. As the lead-off track on Van Halen's diamond-selling, self-titled 1978 debut album, it made quite the impression. Whether it was Eddie Van Halen's...
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Apr 7 2014

Watch Paul Gilbert Perform Van Halen's "Spanish Fly" (4/7/2014)
Below, check out a video of Racer X/Mr. Big guitarist Paul Gilbert playing "Spanish Fly," a classic 1979 instrumental tune by Van Halen. Although we're not sure when (or where) the brief clip was filmed, we do know it was posted to YouTube only ...
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Mar 13 2014

Gene Simmons Talks About Setting His Hair on Fire and Convincing Eddie Van Halen Not to Join Kiss (3/13/2014)
This is an excerpt from the April 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus an interview with Paul Stanley and much more Kiss (not to mention the Scorpions, three kings of acoustic shred, the hottest gear from the 2014 NAMM Sh...
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Mar 4 2014

EVH Gear Revamps Website, Adds "Ask Eddie" Van Halen Feature and More (3/4/2014)
EVH has announced that its website — evhgear.com — has been revamped. Probably the most notable addition to the site is the new “Ask Eddie” feature, which allows fans to ask Eddie Van Halen questions about his career, his gear and whatever else ...
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Feb 28 2014

Original MTV VJs Alan Hunter and Nina Blackwood Talk New Book, Van Halen, Ozzy and the Eighties (2/28/2014)
It was 12:01 a.m. August 1, 1981. The music business was in the toilet when a fledgling channel named MTV hit the airwaves to start the engine again. Throughout the decade, MTV became one of the biggest things on the planet and revolutionized t...
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Jan 10 2014

Video Finds: Van Halen Goes Acoustic (1/9/2014)
In honor of Guitar World's Van Halen cover this month, here's a little acoustic Van Halen for your listening pleasure. This live in-studio recording comes from a DVD called The Downtown Sessions, which was included within a special package of 20...
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Jan 2 2014

Eddie Van Halen Looks Back on Van Halen's Landmark '1984' Album and the Creation of 5150 Studios (1/2/2014)
This is an excerpt from the February 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus several vintage Van Halen photos and more — including Ozzy Osbourne & Zakk Wylde, the return of Jake E. Lee, Tosin Abasi, Steel Panther, Five F...
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Dec 9 2013

Eddie Van Halen Makes Surprise Visit to Los Angeles Music School (12/9/2013)
Eddie Van Halen made a surprise visit to music students at LA Unified School District's Foshay Learning Center in Los Angeles last Thursday, December 5. Twenty-seven students, under the tutelage of Music Director Vincent Womack, were transfixed ...
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Dec 3 2013

David Lee Roth Confirms Van Halen Are Working on New Album (12/3/2013)
During his recent chat with Jim Florentine of That Metal Show, David Lee Roth confirmed that Van Halen are indeed working on their next studio album. That's the good news. The bad news, if any, is that the album is more than a year away from bei...