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Van Halen is a hard rock band which formed in 1972 in Pasadena, California, United States. The band was originally called Mammoth and changed their name to Van Halen by 1974. The band's first studio album, "Van Halen", released in 1978, is widely regarded as a milestone in rock music. With this first release, the band, featuring David Lee Roth on vocals, Michael Anthony on bass, and Dutch-born Edward Van Halen on guitars (and also keyboards later) and brother Alex Van Halen on drums Read more on

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Vintage Video: Van Halen – Panama

October 10th, 2012

Van Halen 1984 Thrash Hits

58 years ago today, Nathan Roth and Sibyl Roth celebrated the birth of their son, David. The young David would, in time, grow up to be one of the most important frontmen in American rock history. Okay, so the guitarist in his band is a more important figure in the overall history of rock, but Roth’s showmanship can’t be underestimated when it comes to the reasons how and why Van Halen became one of the biggest bands in the world during the 1980s. Anyway, it’s not his birthday today.

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Who do you want to see headline the summer festivals in 2011?

November 18th, 2010

With Andy Copping Twittering about having “two Download headliners locked in” and Sonisphere’s people flyering at the Deftones gig in Brixton last night, the UK summer festival season of 2011 is well and truly under way.

But who’s gonna be headlining? That’s what everyone really cares about. Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden and Foo Fighters are all surely out of the festival picture seeing as they’ve got their own massive shows to sell but there are still plenty of options.

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Eddie Van Halen gets Photoshopped

June 24th, 2008

Van Halen Eddie Van Halen Thrash Hits

Fresh from Van Halen completing their resheduled $93 million-grossing, North American tour dates to a million people, Eddie Van Halen (pictured above, rehearsing for the original dates in September 2007) has appeared on the cover of Guitar World magazine looking absolutely… bizarre.

First highlighted out on our favourite Photoshop disasters website, imaginitively titled, this really is a wonderful example of the camera might add 10lbs but the computer can remove weight, wrinkles, facial expressions, etc.

Take a look at just how dramatic Eddie Van Halen’s return is, right here. Yes, both men below are Eddie Van Halen.

Eddie Van Halen Guitar World Thrash Hits

Yeah, even though Eddie (left) can look a but ropey occasionally, we’re pretty sure he’s just not able to look as good as Eddie (right). This is just what computers can do these days. It’s pretty amazing, but nowhere near as amazing as what Van Halen can do.

Watch the video to ‘Jump’ by Van Halen