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Sammy Hagar Attacks Eddie Van Halen Over Michael Anthony Remarks

Defending his decision to replace Anthony with his son Wolfgang, Van Halen told the new issue of Billboard magazine his former bassist lacked musical ability, claiming he had to teach the rocker every...

Eddie Van Halen Blames Guitar Picks For Cancer Diagnosis

Eddie Van Halen has opened up about his cancer diagnosis over a decade ago and his subsequent recovery, blaming his condition on his guitar picks. He underwent a course of treatment for tongue cancer in...

Eddie Van Halen Plays Down Michael Anthony's Contribution To The Band

Fans and former frontman Sammy Hagar, who performs with Anthony in Chickenfoot, have been campaigning for Van Halen to reinstate the bassist for years and now the guitar great has revealed why he...

Eddie Van Halen: 'I Started Drinking And Smoking When I Was 12'

The reformed alcoholic admits he would often show up to school in the ninth grade bombed, and one science teacher took him aside and gave him some sage advice. He tells Billboard...

Wolfgang Van Halen Not Part Of Tremonti Tour

The bassist insists he has not left Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti's band, but Van Halen's 2015 dates are a priority for him. He says, "I am still part of...

Gene Simmons: 'I Talked Van Halen Out Of Joining Kiss'

Rocker Gene Simmons once talked Eddie Van Halen out of joining Kiss by insisting the guitar great would be miserable as Ace Frehley's replacement.The bass player tells Guitar World magazine that Van Halen came close...

Van Halen Brothers Sue Drummer's Ex Over Name

Eddie Van Halen and his bandmate brother Alex are suing the drummer's ex-wife for using her famous married name in a new business venture.The rockers claim Kelly Van Halen's construction and interior design company dilutes...

Eddie Van Halen Sues Building Company For Shoddy Work

Rocker Eddie Van Halen is suing a building contractor over allegations of shoddy work at his Los Angeles home.The Van Halen star claims workers left a string of problems in their wake after they were...

Ll Cool J Records New Tracks With Seal, Van Halen & Paisley

Rapper/actor Ll Cool J is heading back to the charts with a series of unexpected collaborations with the likes of Seal, Eddie Van Halen and country star Brad Paisley.The Grammy Award winner's 14th studio album,...

Creed Star Mark Tremonti Joins Forces With Van Halen, Jr.

Creed star Mark Tremonti has formed a new supergroup with Eddie Van Halen's son Wolfgang.The young bassist, who became a member of his dad's rock act when he was a teenager, jumped at the chance...

Van Halen Bassist Slams One Direction

Van Halen bassist Wolfgang Van Halen has branded One Direction ''d***heads''.The rocker accused the 'Live While We're Young' hitmakers of insulting him and his musician pals when they bumped into the boy band in their...

Eddie Van Halen Tops Greatest Guitarist List

Rock star Eddie Van Halen has topped a poll to find the greatest guitarist of all time.The Van Halen legend landed at number one on Guitar World's list - ahead of Queen's Brian May, Rush's...

Eddie Van Halen Undergoes Emergency Surgery

Eddie Van Halen is recovering after undergoing emergency surgery. The Van Halen guitarist went under The Knife for a ''severe bout of Diverticulitis'' - small pouches formed in the wall of the intestine that can...

Eddie Van Halen Surgery: Van Halen Postpone Japanese Tour

Van Halen have been forced to postpone a tour of Japan. The band's lead guitarist, EDDIE Van Halen, has undergone emergency surgery, after it was discovered that he was suffering from diverticulitis. The news was...

Eddie Van Halen Undergoes Emergency Surgery

Rockers Van Halen have postponed their upcoming tour of Japan after EDDIE Van Halen underwent emergency surgery for a digestive disease.The guitarist was admitted to hospital for the operation to treat a "severe bout" of...

Eddie Van Halen Undergoes Emergency Surgery

Rockers Van Halen have postponed their upcoming tour of Japan after EDDIE Van Halen underwent emergency surgery for a digestive disease.The guitarist was admitted to hospital for the operation to treat a "severe bout" of...

Eddie Van Halen Breaks Silence About Postponed Summer Tour Dates

Rocker Eddie Van Halen has broken his silence about Van Halen's postponed summer (12) tour dates, insisting he and his bandmates "bit off more than we could chew" when planning an extensive reunion tour.The group...

Eddie Van Halen And Son Share Gig Anxiety

Eddie Van Halen and his bassist son Wolfgang have bonded on the road over their shared pre-show anxiety.The legendary guitarist has recruited his 21-year-old son to play bass on his band Van Halen's latest tour,...

Van Halen Postpone Entire Tour Over Band Conflict?

Californian hard rock band Van Halen has cancelled over thirty live shows for reasons so far unknown.The tour included performances in Milwaukee, Detroit, Cleveland, Salt Lake City and El Paso but so far no explanation...

Van Halen Was Afraid To Record Sober

Eddie Van Halen was often "afraid" to pick up his guitar during Van Halen's recent recording sessions as it was the first time he has made an album while sober.The rocker gave up booze several...

Van Halen's Cancer Twice Returned In 2011

Rocker Eddie Van Halen experienced a major health scare last year (11) - his cancer returned a decade after he lost part of his tongue.The Van Halen guitarist was diagnosed with oral cancer in May,...

Eddie Van Halen Donates Guitars To Schools

Eddie Van Halen has donated 75 of his guitars to charity. The 'Jump' rocker - who's band are poised to make a comeback with original singer David Lee Roth- has given the instruments to Los...

Van Halen Donates 75 Guitars To Charity

Rocker Eddie Van Halen has become a real-life guitar hero after donating 75 electric instruments from his personal collection to schools in Los Angeles.The Jump hitmaker, who recently announced plans for a new album and...

Van Halen Reunite In Cramped New York Basement Club

Seminal rock band Van Halen played a cramped basement club in Greenwich Village on Thursday (January 5, 2012), leaving hundreds of fans huddled around the venue's back door listening out for their biggest hits, according...

Van Halen Announce 40th Anniversary Tour In 2012

The rock group Van Halen, fronted by EDDIE Van Halen have announced a 2012 tour. The group announced the upcoming tour via a series of 30 second clips on their official website. The dates of...

Van Halen Touring With David Lee Roth

Van Halen are going back on tour with original vocalist David Lee Roth. The 'Jump' rockers posted a video on their official website yesterday (26.12.11) which shows guitarist Eddie Van Halen, brother Alex and son...

Van Halen Auctioning Guitar For Charity

Rocker Eddie Van Halen is auctioning one of his guitars to raise funds for a children's charity based in Los Angeles.Van Halen has owned the instrument since 1999 and it was one of the first...

Sammy Hagar's Claims He Abducted By Aliens

Ex-Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar claims he was abducted by aliens. The former vocalist with the 'Jump' group claims an extraterrestrial life form had "plugged into" him in order to see what was in his...

Hagar Shocked By The State Of Van Halen's Home

Rocker Sammy Hagar was shocked to see one-time bandmate Eddie Van Halen when the pair attempted an ill-fated reunion in 2004 - because the guitar great had turned into a black-toothed, unwashed tramp who lived...

Sammy Hagar: 'Van Halen Comeback Is A Surety'

Rocker Sammy Hagar is convinced he'll return as Van Halen's singer, despite waging a war of words with his former bandmates since they reformed with original vocalist David Lee Roth and blasting band leader EDDIE...

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