Van Halen

Ted Templeman Is the Most Interesting Producer in Rock

The ubiquitous advertising campaign featuring "the most interesting man in the world" got it wrong. The most interesting man is indeed a debonair gray-haired gentleman,…
Katherine Turman / July 6, 2020

Who Cares About Billie Eilish and Van Halen?

Yesterday, the internet—or at least the corner of it I tend to hang out in—briefly lost its mind over a 17-year-old pop star’s comments about…
Andy Cush / December 3, 2019

The 40 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time

This article originally appeared in the September 2002 issue of SPIN. From Black Sabbath to Korn, here is the definitive list of records…
SPIN Staff / October 30, 2019

Poison: Our 1988 Interview

This article originally appeared in the July 1988 issue of SPIN. Think of Disneyland on acid. No, make it a fistful of Dexatrim and…
Dan Hedges / October 5, 2019

Parliament-Funkadelic: Our 1985 Interview With George Clinton

This article originally appeared in the October 1985 issue of SPIN. Where it all began is a barbershop in Plainfield, New Jersey, back in…
Greg Tate / August 25, 2019

Watch Dave Grohl Help The Bird and the Bee Cover Van Halen on The Late Late Show

Dave Grohl joined The Bird and the Bee on last night's episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden, performing a cover of Van Halen's "Ain't Talkin'
Will Gottsegen / August 1, 2019

Maynard James Keenan Talks Joni Mitchell With Sammy Hagar at Winery

Maynard James Keenan---he of Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, and the vineyards---is an upcoming guest on AXS TV's series Rock and Roll Road Trip, hosted by…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 2, 2019

David Lee Roth Surprises Hotel Neighbors Blasting Van Halen

Here are some things I learned today about David Lee Roth, the jovial veteran rock star best known as Van Halen’s original frontman: 1. He…
Chris DeVille, Stereogum / May 30, 2019

David Lee Roth Used to Kayak in Sewage

David Lee Roth recently visited New York's office for a longform interview in the spirit of David Marchese's "In Conversation" series, which brought us such gems as…
Tosten Burks / December 13, 2018

Sammy Hagar Says Reunion With Van Halen Is Inevitable

Sammy Hagar was recently interviewed by Rolling Stone, and the former replacement Van Halen singer said that a linkup with the old band seems "inevitable,"
James Rettig, Stereogum / June 23, 2017

Eddie Van Halen Sidelined by Painful-Sounding Colon Surgery

Eddie Van Halen might not be dancing the night away again until early next year. No more runnin' with the devil for a little while,…
Marc Hogan / August 30, 2012

Do You Love Eddie Van Halen Enough to Wear This Shoe?

Everyone knows that everyone who's anyone eventually gets their own sneaker line, an honor bestowed upon only those with rabid enough fanbases to scramble for…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / August 14, 2012

Husker Dupe: A Recent History of Rock Logo Swagger Jacking

Earlier this year, Disney was shilling T-shirts with Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures cover in the shape of Mickey Mouse's face. Bassist Peter Hook called it…
Claire Lobenfeld / July 11, 2012

Van Halen Dispel Super Bowl Rumor While Lobbying for Halftime Gig in Open Letter

Super Bowl XLVII may be a whole seven months away, but music and sports fans alike can always go for a good halftime show rumor…
Devon Maloney / July 9, 2012

Black Keys Sue Home Depot, Pizza Hut for Using Songs in Ads

The Black Keys owe a lot of their recent explosion into superstardom to the omnipresence of their music in commercials like this one for this…
Devon Maloney / June 22, 2012
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