Van Halen News Stories

David Lee Roth Live Performance Streaming Online
David Lee Roth performed at a benefit for The Brent Shapiro Foundation at a private estate in Beverly Hills


Van Halen Rocks Eruption For 40th Anniversary Video
Wolfgang Van Halen marked the 40th anniversary of his father's groundbreaking instrumental, 'Eruption',


Van Halen Star Teases Upcoming Solo Album
Van Halen bassist and Eddie VH's son Wolfgang recently streamed a brief audio preview of a track from his forthcoming debut solo album


Sammy Hagar Pitches Van Halen Reunion Idea Once Again
Sammy Hagar continues to pitch his idea about staging a reunion tour with Van Halen that would feature both him and David Lee Roth


Metallica Play Tribute To Van Halen In Band's Hometown
Metallica delivered a tribute to Van Halen during their July 29 performance at the Rose Bowl in the latter band's hometown


Sammy Hagar Shares His Van Halen Reunion Vision
Sammy Hagar continues to float his hopes for a Van Halen reunion that would include him and David Lee Roth


Van Halen Icon Wants Reunion But Not The Drama
Former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony explains why the time is right for the band to stage a reunion


David Lee Roth Responds To Ex-Van Halen Manager's Tell All
Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth made a rare return to Twitter this week to offer a humorous response to a new tell-all book


Early Van Halen Manager Releasing Tells All Book
Former Van Halen manager from 1978 to 1985 Noel Monk will be releasing his new book 'Running with the Devil,'


Sammy Hagar Reaffirms His Van Halen Reunion Pitch
Sammy Hagar has reaffirmed his idea of reuniting with Van Halen for a tour that would feature both him and David Lee Roth


Van Halen Star Confirms David Lee Roth Reports
Ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony has confirmed reports that his former bandmate David Lee Roth made a generous donation


Van Halen Star On Idea Of Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth Tour
Former Van Halen star Michael Anthony believes that 'Right Now' is the perfect time for the legendary band to embark on a tour


David Lee Roth Helps Former Van Halen Star Following Tragedy
Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth reportedly made a sizable donation to his former bandmate Michael Anthony's charity walk


Van Halen Icon Michael Anthony Hit With Personal Tragedy
Former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony is mourning the death of his infant grandson, Rex, at just two weeks of age


Classic Eddie Van Halen Solo Gets Unusual Makeover
Fans can now experience Eddie Van Halen's famous guitar solo for Michael Jackson's hit song 'Beat It' in an entirely new way


Eddie Van Halen's Favorite Guitarist Allan Holdsworth Dead At 70
Acclaimed guitarist Allan Holdsworth, said to be one of Eddie Van Halen's biggest influences, has died at the age of 70


Unreleased Eddie Van Halen Track Goes Online
An unreleased Eddie Van Halen track dubbed 'Strike' from the 1980s has been posted online


Sammy Hagar Reveals His Conditions For Van Halen Reunion
While Sammy Hagar is enjoying major success with his various ventures, he has once again been asked about Van Halen


Eddie Van Halen Gives Back For Music's Future
Eddie Van Halen says music education should continue to be a priority in the age of budget cuts to schools


Eddie Van Halen Makes Dying Fan's Dream Come True
Eddie Van Halen spent some quality FaceTime on February 6 with Carolina Beach, NC fan Michael Brewer


Door Open For Van Halen Reunion For 40th Anniversary Tour
Former bassist Michael Anthony says that he is open to the idea of reuniting with the classic Van Halen lineup


Chickenfoot Announce New Release Features First New Music In 5 Years
Rock supergroup Chickenfoot have announced that they be releasing a new two-disc album called 'Best+Live,'


When Sammy Hagar Met Eddie Van Halen 2016 In Review
Sammy Hagar recalled in a TV appearance in November the moment he first heard from Eddie Van Halen


Van Halen and Michael Anthony Spoke For First Time In A Decade 2016 In Review
Former Van Halen bass player Michael Anthony revealed in October that he had chatted by phone to drummer Alex Van Halen


Van Halen's David Lee Roth Said He Had A Stalker 2016 In Review
Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth took to his official website on in late September to write a lengthy post where he details his experience


Sammy Hagar Offered Apology To Van Halen 2016 In Review
Sammy Hagar made big news in August when he offered what may well be his first-ever public apology to Van Halen


You Don't Give Eddie Van Halen A Speeding Ticket 2016 In Review
It was revealed in June that Sammy Hagar isn't the only Van Halen alum who can't drive 55


Van Halen's Future Pondered By David Lee Roth 2016 In Review
David Lee Roth discusses his possible future with Van Halen on the latest edition of the frontman's online streaming series


David Lee Roth Reignited Doubt About Van Halen's Future 2016 In Review
David Lee Roth has issued a new acoustic blues song, 'Ain't No Christmas' and reignited speculation


David Lee Roth Shoots Down Van Halen Break Up Speculation 2016 In Review
David Lee Roth's management has struck down online speculation back in February that a new song


Van Halen's Lost Rock Opera Streaming Online 2016 In Review
Van Halen was inactive this year but that didn't stop them from landing a story in top 16 of 2016


2016 hennemusic Rock News Awards To Be Revealed This Week
The countdown begins this week to the launch of the 2016 hennemusic Rock News Awards


When Sammy Hagar Met Eddie Van Halen
Sammy Hagar has recalled the moment he first heard from Eddie Van Halen which eventually led to him replacing David Lee Roth


Van Halen and Michael Anthony Speak For First Time In A Decade
Former Van Halen bass player Michael Anthony has revealed he recently chatted by phone to drummer Alex Van Halen


Eddie Van Halen Helping Bring Music To Kids
Eddie Van Halen is among the artists sharing their thoughts and support of The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation


Van Halen's David Lee Roth Says He Has A Stalker
Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth took to his official website on Thursday to write a lengthy post


David Lee Roth Release Season Finale Of The Roth Show
David Lee Roth talks about options for real-life survival on the latest episode of The Roth Show


Sammy Hagar Offers Apology To Van Halen
Sammy Hagar offers what may well be his first-ever public apology to Van Halen


Van Halen's David Lee Roth Releases Kayak Episode Of Web Series
David Lee Roth talks about his move to New York in the early 90s in the latest episode of The Roth Show


Van Halen's David Lee Roth Releases New Roth Show Episodes
Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth tackles food and hot rods on the two latest episodes of his online series


David Lee Roth Streams Rarity For July 4th
David Lee Roth celebrated July 4 with a stream of his rare 2002 package 'No Holds Bar-B-Que.'


You Don't Give Eddie Van Halen A Speeding Ticket
Eddie Van Halen has recalled how a police captain cancelled a speeding ticket


Sammy Hagar Looks Back At 'Horrible Ending' With Van Halen
Sammy Hagar looks back at the 'horrible ending' to his ill-fated reunion with Van Halen


David Lee Roth Talks Van Halen Tour
David Lee Roth discusses Van Halen's 2015 tour on the latest edition of The Roth Show.


Sammy Hagar Previews Tour With Live Rarity Video
Sammy Hagar has released a video preview of his summer US tour with supergroup The Circle.


Van Halen's Future Pondered By David Lee Roth
David Lee Roth discusses his possible future with Van Halen on the latest edition of The Roth Show


Van Halen Manager Enters YouTube Battle
Van Halen manager Irving Azoff has called on YouTube to come up with a fairer deal for musicians


Video Of Chickenfoot New Song Debut Goes Online
Chickenfoot debuted a new song, 'Divine Termination', on May 7 during the first of the band's two reunion shows


Chickenfoot Release Reunion Rehearsal Footage
Chickenfoot have released footage of rehearsals for a pair of upcoming reunion shows


David Lee Roth Shares Van Halen Tour Stories
David Lee Roth shares some vintage Van Halen tour stories on the latest edition of The Roth Show.


Van Halen In The Studio For 'Fair Warning' 35th Anniversary
A new online episode of the syndicated radio show In The Studio celebrates the 35th anniversary of Van Halen's fourth album 'Fair Warning'.


David Lee Roth Takes On Van Morrison Classic
Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth covers the Van Morrison classic, 'Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile)'


David Lee Roth Thanks Fans For Van Halen Tours
David Lee Roth offers up volume two of his thanks to Van Halen fans for their support of his last two tours


David Lee Roth Previews Unreleased Song 'Red Bull And Pop Tarts'
David Lee Roth explores the Chinese strategy game Go, among others topics, on the latest episode of The Roth Show.


Sammy Hagar Won't Follow-Up Eddie Van Halen Tweet
Sammy Hagar says he has no plans to follow-up a recent birthday tweet to Eddie Van Halen


Sammy Hagar Was Not A Fan Of Van Halen When He Joined
Sammy Hagar says he was never a fan of David Lee Roth and he claims the original plans for Van Halen when he joined the band were to rebrand as Van Hagar


Van Halen's 15 Song Early Demos Owned By Gene Simmons
Kiss mainman Gene Simmons has recalled his work with Van Halen in 1976. Simmons saw the fledgling band on the Sunset Strip, West Hollywood


David Lee Roth Looks Back Youth Football Days On The Roth Show
David Lee Roth recalls football-playing days from his youth on the latest edition of The Roth Show


David Lee Roth Releases Tattoo Themed Roth Show Episode
Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth serenades legendary horishi tattoo artist Horiyoshi III on the latest episode of his online video series The Roth Show


Chickenfoot Add Additional Reunion Show
The demand for Chickenfoot's first full concert in over six years was so strong that the band has added an additional show after the first concert sold out almost immediately


David Lee Roth Reignites Doubt About Van Halen's Future
David Lee Roth has issued a new acoustic blues song, 'Ain't No Christmas' and reignited speculation with fans that the somber song was inspired by Van Halen and the future of the group is in doubt


Chickenfoot Announce One Off Reunion Show
Chickenfoot have announced that they will reunite for the first time in over six years for a one-time show


David Lee Roth Shoots Down Van Halen Break Up Speculation
David Lee Roth's management has struck down online speculation that a new song has anything to do with Van Halen and him leaving the reunited group


David Lee Roth Streaming New Episodes Of The Roth Show
Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth has released a pair of new episodes of his online series The Roth Show.


Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton Lead Guitar Auction
A number of rare items from legendary guitarists, including Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, are to be auction this coming week


Tremonti Reveals Details For New Album 'Dust'
Tremonti will release their third album, Dust, on April 29 via Fret12


Why Sammy Hagar Reached Out To Eddie Van Halen On Twitter
Last month, Sammy Hagar raised eyebrows when he wished Eddie Van Halen a happy birthday on Twitter.


Van Halen's David Lee Roth Returns With The Roth Show
David Lee Roth has made his return online with the launch of a new website


Van Halen's David Lee Roth Making Online Return This Week
David Lee Roth has announced plans to launch a new website after being offline for the past year.


Extended Van Halen Super Bowl Commercial Goes Online
Acura have released an extended version of their upcoming Super Bowl commercial that features the 1978 Van Halen classic 'Runnin' With The Devil.'


Van Halen Classic Featured In Super Bowl Commercial
Van Halen's 1978 classic, 'Runnin' With The Devil', is providing the soundtrack to a Super Bowl 50 commercial for car maker Acura


Chickenfoot Almost Finished Recording New Music
Chickenfoot have announced they're almost finished recording a new track - and are set to play a one-off concert in the US


Van Halen Reunion Rumors Addressed
Former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony has addressed rumors that he may be reuniting with his former band


Van Halen's Lost Rock Opera Streaming Online
Van Halen biographer Greg Renoff is revealing rarities from the band's past to promote his new book about the early days of the group and this week he unearthed a four decade old Van Halen Rock Opera


David Lee Roth Solo Band Reunion Plans Up In The Air
Billy Sheehan says that he remains hopeful that the David Lee Roth band will make their abandoned reunion happen - but he admits no firm plans are in place


Van Halen and KISS hennemusic's Most Popular Rock News Of 2015
Van Halen and KISS took home top honors in the 2015 hennemusic Rock News Awards, the daily music news site announced Thursday


hennemusic To Countdown Top Rock News Stories Of 2015
The countdown begins this week to the launch of the 2015 hennemusic Rock News Awards, which recognize the biggest rock news artists and stories of the past year


David Lee Roth Band Still Plan Reunion For Anniversary
The aborted reunion of the 'Eat 'Em and Smile' era David Lee Roth band will reportedly still take place, following the original free show being shut down by a fire marshal


Singers That Were Considered For Van Halen
Most music fans familiar with Van Halen have their favorite era of the band: for some, it's original (and current) singer David Lee Roth. For others, it was the guy who replaced him, Sammy Hagar


'Lost' Van Halen Audition Demo Streaming Online
Mitch Malloy has released 'It's The Right Time', a song demo that he recorded during his 1996 audition for Van Halen following their first split with Sammy Hagar


Van Halen Producer Ted Templeman Talks Band's Roots
Van Halen producer Ted Templeman says the band's early material drew on musical influences from outwith the traditional rock genre


David Lee Roth Band Reunion Show Shut Down
A fire marshal forced the cancelation of a free reunion show of David Lee Roth's 'Eat 'Em Smile' era solo band lineup on Wednesday night (November 25th)


Sammy Hagar and The Circle Releasing DVD and 2 CD Set
Sammy Hagar and The Circle will release their first live DVD, 'At Your Service', on December 18.


Unreleased Van Halen Track Streaming Online
A stream of Van Halen performing Big Fat Money in the studio has been released. The instrumental performance was captured during the sessions for 1995 album Balance


David Lee Roth's Eat 'Em And Smile Band Reuniting For Special Show
The lineup featured on David Lee Roth's 1986 debut full-length solo album, 'Eat 'Em And Smile', will reunite for the first time in three decades to perform songs from the record


Eddie Van Halen Reveals His Favorite Guitar Riffs Off All-Time
Legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen revealed his picks for the best guitar riffs off all time during his interview for Billboard's Greatest of All-Time interview series


David Lee Roth's Unreleased Album Sounds Like Old Van Halen
John 5 says the album he has recorded with David Lee Roth sound like 'old Van Halen.' The pair recorded the as-yet-untitled album last year


Alex Van Halen Set To Be Honored At Charity Jam
Alex Van Halen will be honored at Nashville Drummers Jam 7. The annual charity event - organized by David Parks and Tom Hurst - will see Nashville's finest musicians team up to perform Van Halen tunes


Sammy Hagar Rocks Van Halen Classic At 49ers Game
Sammy Hagar performed Van Halen's 1991 classic, 'Right Now', during a special halftime performance at the San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks game


Van Halen Considered Replacing David Lee Roth In 1977
Van Halen famously recruited Sammy Hagar to replace David Lee Roth when the original frontman left the band in the mid-1980s, but biographer Greg Renoff reveals that back in 1977 producer Ted Templeman briefly considered replacing Roth with Hagar


Ozzy Was Feared Kidnapped Following Binge With David Lee Roth
Author Greg Renoff reveals in a new interview that police once feared that Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne had been kidnapped after he disappeared following a drug binge with Van Halen's David Lee Roth


Tremonti Leave The Door Open For Van Halen Return
Mark Tremonti says the door remains open for bassist Wolfgang Van Halen to hook up with Tremonti now that Van Halen's tour has come to an end


Rare Van Halen Cover Of Queen Classic Unearthed
A rare recording of Van Halen covering a classic Queen song, which was reportedly recently unearthed, has been posted online by the author of a new book on Van Halen's formative years


Van Halen Can Return To Platinum Glory With Stryper Singer's Help?
Stryper frontman Michael Sweet says he'd love to hit the studio with Van Halen to help them emulate past successes


Sammy Hagar Slams Van Halen For Blocking TV Performance
Sammy Hagar says Van Halen are jealous of him because they no longer perform material from the Van Hager era.


Van Halen's David Lee Roth Mocks Jon Bon Jovi and Bono
Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth poked fun at Jon Bon Jovi and U2 singer Bono during the band's performance at the Hollywood Bowl this past weekend


Chickenfoot Working On New Album Says Sammy Hagar
Sammy Hagar reveals in a new interview that Chickenfoot, (his band with Joe Satriani, Red Hot Chili Pepper's Chad Smith, and his former Van Halen bandmate Michael Anthony), are working on a new album


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