Speaking to Rolling Stone before Chickenfoot's recent New York City show, singer Sammy Hagar said that an impending Van Halen reunion -- likely to be announced on November 30 at the Grammy Nominations Concert -- would not include him and current Chickenfoot bassist Michael Anthony.
Edward Van Halen welcomes me to 5150, his legendary 24-track home studio, with a handshake and a slap on the back. For a split second, I am unable to return the warm greeting, as I am dumbstruck: standing in front of me, it seems, is not Edward but his evil twin.
With the current incarnation of Guns N' Roses on tour and the pending Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nod, a lot -- well, more than usual -- of speculation about the original lineup of GNR getting back together, at least for a performance at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Van Halen News Desk have an exclusive excerpt from the upcoming hardcover photo book, simply titled Eddie Van Halen, by Neil Zlozower, in which AC/DC lead guitarist Angus Young talks about King Edward in depth. You can check out an excerpt of their excerpt below.
Don't get your hopes up just yet, Van Halen fans. Last week, rumors were flying that a new Van Halen track, titled "Late Term," would surface this week, with many claiming the track had already leaked online.
When you think of albums from 1982, it's difficult not to think of that certain "biggest-selling album of all time." But, of course, that was a pop record, and although it contains one of guest guitarist Eddie Van Halen's most celebrated solos, Michael Jackson's Thriller isn't exactly what guitar fans gush over when they look back to 29 years ago.
Here's one from the vaults: This is Part 2 of an interview from the January 1981 issue of Guitar World, during which a 23-year-old Eddie Van Halen discusses his roots, his technique and his appreciation of Cream-era Eric Clapton.