Van Halen

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

David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar Would Have Been Part of Van Halen ‘Kitchen Sink’ Reunion Tour

If Eddie Van Halen's health hadn't deteriorated, then he -- along with singers Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth -- would have reunited in a "kitchen-sink…
Emily Tan / November 16, 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

Watch Third Eye Blind Pay Tribute to Eddie Van Halen With ‘Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love’ Cover

When Eddie Van Halen died on Oct. 6, tributes flew in from just about everywhere. But one of the many things that has put a…
SPIN Staff / October 17, 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

David Lee Roth Doubts Van Halen Will Tour Again

The last time we heard Eddie Van Halen's name it was because a nugget about him pulling a gun on Fred Durst leaked from a…
Daniel Kohn / July 13, 2020

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
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