Here's one from the vaults: In this interview from the January 1981 issue of Guitar World, a 24-year-old Eddie Van Halen discusses his roots, his technique and his appreciation of Bluesbreakers- and Cream-era Eric Clapton.
Van Halen are digging deep into their back catalog on their current tour. They even broke out "The Full Bug" last night at New York's Madison Square Garden, marking the first time the Diver Down track has been performed live since 1983. You can see fan-filmed footage of the performance below.
One could debate about the best Eddie Van Halen guitar solo on any particular Van Halen album for the amount of time it took EVH to record his entire catalog. But to try to pick his best solo ever? Damn near impossible. But we'd like you to try!
While Eddie Van Halen has remained largely silent this year around the release of the band's new album, A Different Kind of Truth, David Lee Roth has done a few select interviews. And in true Diamond Dave fashion, he's always good for a few quotes.
New Yorkers are getting a brief break from Lin-sanity this week as Van Halen came to Manhattan to perform two shows at Madison Square Garden, where the storyline shifted from the Knicks to guitar licks.
For all the positive reviews of Van Halen's new album, A Different Kind of Truth, there has always remained a steady drone of a naysayers claiming that the band is just not the same without bassist Michael Anthony.
Earlier this month, we posted a video of David Lee Roth interviewing the Van Halen brothers about their early lives. Now, a second part to the video has surfaced online, which features some reminiscing about the early days of Van Halen. Watch it below.
While Van Halen's new album, A Different Kind of Truth, maybe be remembered for having some of the heaviest tracks in the band's catalog, there's one mostly acoustic number on the album that has proved surprisingly infectious: "Stay Frosty."
After hearing us talk about it for the last month, we thought it'd be nice to give you all a chance to voice your opinions and tell us what you, the readers, think of the band's first album with David Lee Roth in 28 years.