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Eddie Van Halen Guitars, Smashed Kurt Cobain Guitar to Be Auctioned

Two of the late Eddie Van Halen's iconic guitars — his custom-designed, red-and-white-striped, stage-used 2004 EVH Charvel Art Series, and a black-and-white striped Fender Stratocaster-style…
Katherine Turman / October 19, 2020

Eddie Van Halen Temporarily Honored in New York City Subway Station

Late superstar guitarist Eddie Van Halen has a New York City subway stop named after him, in a temporary, guerilla-style homage to the shredder's massive…
SPIN Staff / October 12, 2020

Van Halen Manager Says Classic Lineup Reunion Tour Almost Took Place in 2019

Van Halen manager Irving Azoff confirmed what many had hoped for when David Lee Roth leaked the news a few years ago: a new 2019…
SPIN Staff / October 8, 2020

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Eddie Van Halen’s Iconic Guitars Sell for $422,000 at Legend-Studded Auction

Eddie Van Halen's "Frankenstrat" is easily one of the most recognizable instruments in rock history, and Kramer Guitars' early take on the design now belongs…
Josh Chesler / December 2, 2020

Wolfgang Van Halen on Having a Hit Song, Lessons From His Father and a Prank From Van Halen’s Final Show

For the better part of the decade, when he wasn't battling aging trolls about his lineage online, Wolfgang Van Halen was carefully crafting his own material…
Daniel Kohn / November 20, 2020

Wolfgang Van Halen Honors Dad Eddie Van Halen With ‘Distance,’ Debut Solo Song and Video

In a video filled with poignant home movie clips, Wolfgang Van Halen honors his dad with a song called "Distance." It's a tribute written while…
Katherine Turman / November 16, 2020

Slash, Kirk Hammett and Tom Morello Eulogize Eddie Van Halen During Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony usually takes place in the spring; however, like so many other plans those were changed after…
Katrina Nattress / November 7, 2020

Billy Corgan Recalls Watching Eddie Van Halen Play Guitar in His Studio: ‘It Was Like a Religious Experience’

Following his death earlier this month, musicians who were fortunate enough to meet Eddie Van Halen have been sharing their fondest memories. During an interview…
Katrina Nattress / October 31, 2020

David Lee Roth Shares New Song Dedicated to Eddie Van Halen

Tributes to Eddie Van Halen have been rolling in since his death earlier this month, and the latest comes from his Van Halen bandmate David…
Katrina Nattress / October 31, 2020

Ozzy Osbourne Says Eddie Van Halen Once Asked Him to Join Van Halen

In a recent episode of his SiriusXM show, Ozzy Speaks, Ozzy Osbourne told a tale about Eddie Van Halen calling him with an offer to join Van Halen. A potential…
Katherine Turman / October 23, 2020

Steve Perry Insists Eddie Van Halen ‘Guacamole Incident’ Didn’t Make Him Cry

It was a food fight for the ages, but no tears were shed in the process... at least according to Steve Perry. The Journey…
Brenton Blanchet / October 19, 2020

Eddie Van Halen Temporarily Honored in New York City Subway Station

Late superstar guitarist Eddie Van Halen has a New York City subway stop named after him, in a temporary, guerilla-style homage to the shredder's massive…
SPIN Staff / October 12, 2020

Jack White to Honor Eddie Van Halen on SNL by Playing Custom-Designed Guitar

Jack White may not have much time to prepare for his Saturday Night Live performance tonight, but he found a touching way to honor Eddie Van Halen…
Katrina Nattress / October 10, 2020

Kenny Chesney Remembers Eddie Van Halen: Raw Talent, Hard Work + Friendship

The first time I heard Van Halen was in my friend David Farmer’s garage. We’d had football practice, and I went over to his house…
Kenny Chesney / October 8, 2020

Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony Share Video Tribute to Eddie Van Halen

Sammy Hagar's birthday bash always takes place in Cabo San Lucas around this time. This year, obviously, due to the pandemic, that changed. Hagar and…
Daniel Kohn / October 8, 2020

Eddie Van Halen’s 10 Best Solos

When the Van Halen brothers started playing music together in Pasadena in the 1960s, Alex played guitar with younger brother Eddie on drums and it…
Al Shipley / October 7, 2020
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