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Van Halen To Play Jimmy Kimmel In First U.S. TV Performance With David Lee Roth

It seems literally impossible that a DLR-fronted version of Van Halen have never before performed live on American television, but apparently that's the case, because the band's upcoming two-night stand on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live is being touted as "Van Halen's first U.S. television performance with original lead singer David Lee Roth." How is that… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 24, 2015

Watch A Shaven-Head David Lee Roth Sing Van Halen Songs With Foo Fighters In L.A.

The Foo Fighters pulled out all of the stops at a "surprise" benefit concert at the Forum in Los Angeles last night to celebrate Dave Grohl's 46th birthday. Among the guests that came out on stage to perform were Paul Stanley, Alice Cooper, Perry Farrell, Slash, Tenacious D, and a newly bald David Lee… More »

By: James Rettig / January 11, 2015

Watch Foo Fighters Cover The Rolling Stones, Queen, Van Halen, & Alice Cooper At Firefly

Foo Fighters were the headliners on Friday Night at Firefly in Delaware and they took the occasion to have some fun: after running through a 16-song set filled with classics, they came back on stage for their encore and introduced themselves as a bar band called the Holy Shits. Then they played some staple bar… More »

By: James Rettig / June 22, 2014

Watch Bruce Springsteen Cover Van Halen’s “Jump” At NCAA Music Festival

Bruce Springsteen performed at the March Madness Music Festival in Dallas earlier tonight. After taking the stage with the E Street Band (which currently includes Tom Morello) he asked, "This has something to do with basketball, am I right?" He was right, which is good because he was holding a basketball. Then, with a guitar… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 6, 2014

Let’s Stay Not Together: The 10 Best Quotes About Bands Never Reuniting

Most of us go to work every day at jobs we find redundant, collaborating with people we don't like. And, generally speaking, the pay is terrible, and the benefits are worse. Yet, we plod on. But for some estranged bandmates, not even the lure of millions in collective earnings and/or reflective hosannas from the pre… More »

By: Kenny Herzog / June 25, 2012

Black Keys’ Patrick Carney Calls Van Halen “Fucking Retarded”

The Black Keys' Patrick Carney recently did a Q&A with Rolling Stone, and naturally, he took some shots at a popular rock band, as he is wont to do whenever he talks to Rolling Stone. Déjà vu! Here's Carney:… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 22, 2012

Van Halen, Kool & The Gang @ Staples Center, Los Angeles 6/9/12

Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen (rocking an LA Kings t-shirt), and David Lee Roth brought their bombastic live show to a sold out Staples Center homecoming. Van Halen have been touring extensively in support of their new album A Different Kind Of Truth. The classic Van Halen tunes were played and… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / June 11, 2012

Van Halen – “Blood And Fire” (Preview)

We've already heard, and rendered judgement on, "Tattoo," the first single from the forthcoming Van Halen/David Lee Roth fence-mending effort A Different Kind Of Truth. And now Van Halen have posted a 90-second preview for the portentously titled "Blood And Fire," another song from the album. Sammy Hagar, who never tells lies, ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 25, 2012

Is Van Halen’s New Song 35 Years Old?

Earlier today, Van Halen released the video for "Tattoo," their first song with David Lee Roth since those cuts from Best Of Volume I. But as it turns out, that new song might not actually be a new song. According to Rolling Stone, former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar, the guy who replaced… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 10, 2012

Van Halen – “Tattoo” Video

Last week, Van Halen announced plans for a reunion tour and a new album -- their first with original frontman David Lee Roth since 1984. And now we've got the no-frills video for their new single "Tattoo." The band recorded the black-and-white clip at the Roxy in L.A. last week. Don't expect any little-kid… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 10, 2012

Reunited Van Halen Prep A Different Kind Of Truth, Tour

It's been a long, long time since Van Halen released an album with their cartoonishly awesome first frontman David Lee Roth. Diamond Dave and the band parted ways spitefully after they released the 1984 album 1984, and then the band went on to make a bunch of bullshit with Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone replacing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 6, 2012

Van Halen Announce 2012 Tour

When Van Halen signed with Interscope last month, suspicions arose that a tour would be in the works, especially since the band has brought David Lee Roth back into the fold in a formal recording capacity. Now, thanks to a ridiculous tour teaser -- Roth softshoes, twirls a baton, hams it up a storm… More »

By: Corban Goble / December 26, 2011

80 Other Bands With Official Sneakers

Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their toes (ouch, sorry). The shoes which you can see here benefit the Socorro island Conservation Fund, and they are cruelty free, except to your eyes. I did some research,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 6, 2011

Van Halen Recording With David Lee Roth

Maybe nobody believed it when they mentioned it last year, but hey, it looks like Van Halen have started recording their first album with David Lee Roth since 1984 (the year, the classic record). As NME reports, they're apparently in the studio with recent Bon Jovi and Take That producer John Shanks, who… More »

By: brandon / January 24, 2011

Van Halen 2011 Tour, LP Rumored

Both the tour and the LP will include David Lee Roth, who went on a reunion tour with the band in 2008, but hasn't recorded an album with them since 1983's 1984. Billboard reports that Eddie and Alex Van Halen recently re-upped their contracts with their publisher, and that Live Nation said they were… More »

By: jessica / August 9, 2010

Van Halen’s Infamous ‘No Brown M&Ms’ Rider Finally Materializes

There's the band's claim (they banned brown M&Ms as a way to ensure the rider was being comprehensively read -- possible) and everyone else's (DLR is fucking insane -- yes). Either way, it's been the subject of rock rider lore for years, and it's finally been unearthed by The Smoking Gun who else. More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 11, 2008

David Lee Roth’s “Hot For Teacher” Vocal Track Is MILF-Tastic

You should (and likely do) recall David Lee Roth's "Running With The Devil" isolated vocal track and the mashups it inspired. Offering a new dose of a cappella gymnastics, there's a Diamond Dave stream circulating. This time he's giving 1984's "Hot For Teacher" his all (which it turns out is a lot). He'… More »

By: brandon / December 3, 2008

Van Halen’s Not Running With The GOP

Like so many bands before them, Van Halen do not approve of their music being used on the presidential campaign trail (McCain used "Right Now" as an entrance theme in Ohio this morning). "Permission was not sought or granted nor would it have been given," says VH management. "They're not political, they're just rock… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 29, 2008

Eddie Van Halen’s Issues, “Atrocious” Playing Derail Tour

It doesn't come as much of a surprise that VH are reportedly canceling their tour. According to TMZ, it's due to Eddie's "issues," such as being "out of it" during shows and this "out of it" guitar playing. Guess there's no blaming the guitar tech this time. Comes at an interesting time,… More »

By: brandon / March 3, 2008

Van Halen Needs A Guitar Tech

Trivia time: 11 years ago today, Diamond Dave was fired from Van Halen after rejoining the band in June. Dude currently has a job -- and from many accounts the reunion tour's going well -- but after Eddie Van Halen flopped through an out-of-tune "Jump" in Greensboro last week, looks like the boys need to… More »

By: Stereogum / October 3, 2007
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