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Wolfgang Van Halen Shares ‘Mammoth’ Single off Upcoming Mammoth WVH LP

Giving fans a sixth (!) song ahead of the release of Mammoth WVH, Wolfgang Van Halen has shared the tune "Mammoth" ahead of the album's June…
Katherine Turman / May 21, 2021

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

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Eddie Van Halen, Lady Gaga, Kurt Cobain, Prince and Bob Dylan Memorabilia Up For Auction

A guitar played by Eddie Van Halen, his brother Alex's drumkit, and memorabilia from Kurt Cobain, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix,  Cher, Lady Gaga,…
Katherine Turman / May 24, 2021

Wolfgang Van Halen Declined Invitation to Perform ‘Eruption’ at Grammys

One of the biggest surprises of the Grammys' new "In Memoriam" segment was that Eddie Van Halen seemed to be ignored as compared to other…
Daniel Kohn / March 15, 2021

Tony Iommi Looks Back at Black Sabbath, Meeting Dio and His Friendship With Eddie Van Halen

As one of rock's most legendary guitarists, the creator of the ominous riff for the song "Black Sabbath" -- not to mention the soundscape of…
Katherine Turman / March 11, 2021

Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH Performs ‘Distance’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Wolfgang Van Halen and his Mammoth WVH band performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday (Feb. 11) playing tribute  to his late…
Danielle Chelosky / February 12, 2021

Michael Anthony Says He and Eddie Van Halen ‘Had Some Issues That Were Never Resolved’

When Eddie Van Halen passed away in Oct., it hit the rock community hard — including his former bandmates. During a recent visit to the Talkin'
Katrina Nattress / January 10, 2021

The ’80s Music Scene? Mark ‘Weissguy’ Weiss Was There, With His Camera

Go to absolutely any of the near-400 pages of The Decade That Rocked —the new coffee-table-worthy collection—and you’re sure to find one of the most…
Liza Lentini / December 8, 2020

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
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