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10 Times Eddie Van Halen Shined Outside The Context Of Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen, who died on Tuesday at the age of 65, is inextricably linked to the band he co-founded with his brother Alex, the…
Annie Zaleski | October 7, 2020 - 3:00 pm

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We All Wanted To Be Eddie Van Halen

This was the ritual: From my preteen years all the way through the end of high school, I would return home from school in the…
Chris DeVille | October 7, 2020 - 11:25 am

Tracking Down

Patty Smyth On Turning Down Van Halen, Getting Patti Smith’s Mail, And Releasing Her First New Music In 28 Years

My phone call with Patty Smyth is cut off just as the former Scandal singer starts talking about living on the same East Village street…
Rachel Brodsky | July 23, 2020 - 9:03 am

More Eddie Van Halen stories

Steve Perry Denies He Started Crying When Eddie Van Halen Got Guacamole On His Jacket In 1978

There were many touching tributes to Eddie Van Halen in the wake of the musician's death earlier this month. There have also been some funny…
James Rettig | October 19, 2020 - 5:23 pm

Tommy Lee On The Time Vince Neil Bit Eddie Van Halen: “He Wasn’t Very Receptive To It”

If you are even dimly aware of the past 40-ish years of American rock music, then you probably already know that Mötley Crüe had an…
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2020 - 10:20 am

Watch Jack White Fill In On SNL With An Eddie Van Halen Guitar

Jack White was Saturday Night Live's last-minute replacement for country musician Morgan Wallen, who was dropped from the show following a wild mask-free visit to
James Rettig | October 11, 2020 - 10:11 am

Sammy Hagar And Michael Anthony Share Video Tribute To Eddie Van Halen

Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony were among the former Van Halen bandmates who paid their respects to Eddie Van Halen on social media in the…
Chris DeVille | October 8, 2020 - 3:46 pm

Eddie Van Halen And Sammy Hagar Secretly Rekindled Their Friendship Earlier This Year

Sammy Hagar and Eddie Van Halen secretly made up and rekindled their friendship prior to Van Halen's sudden passing yesterday, Metal Injection reports. The two…
Peter Helman | October 7, 2020 - 6:50 pm

Sounding Board

We All Wanted To Be Eddie Van Halen

This was the ritual: From my preteen years all the way through the end of high school, I would return home from school in the…
Chris DeVille | October 7, 2020 - 11:25 am

Van Halen Bandmates David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar, Gary Cherone, & Michael Anthony React To Eddie’s Death

Eddie Van Halen, cofounder of the legendary arena-rock band Van Halen and widely considered the greatest guitarist of all time, died today at the age…
Chris DeVille | October 6, 2020 - 8:57 pm

Eddie Van Halen Dead At 65

Eddie Van Halen has died following a battle with cancer. The legendary guitarist and Van Halen co-founder was 65.
Tom Breihan | October 6, 2020 - 3:44 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | July 10, 2020 - 8:45 am

Eddie Van Halen Once Put A Gun To Fred Durst’s Head According To New Book

Eddie Van Halen allegedly once put a gun up to Fred Durst's head, per an anecdote that's told in the new coffee table book Eruption
James Rettig | April 23, 2020 - 6:23 pm

Original Van Halen Lineup Rumored For 2019 Stadium Tour

Van Halen have shifted shape a few times in their nearly five-decade history, with Sammy Hagar and even Gary Cherone stepping in for original singer…
Chris DeVille | December 26, 2018 - 2:52 pm

Sammy Hagar Now Says He Would Reunite With Van Halen

Sammy Hagar isn't really shy about anything, but he definitely hasn't been shy about his disdain for Eddie Van Halen. Hagar hasn't spoken to Van…
Collin Robinson | March 25, 2016 - 1:25 pm

Sammy Hagar Defends Michael Anthony: “Fuck You Eddie Van Halen … You’re A Liar”

As Tom so aptly put it, "Eddie Van Halen is a weird motherfucker," and in Billboard's new Eddie Van Halen cover story yesterday, Eddie Van…
Peter Helman | June 20, 2015 - 11:19 am
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