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Wolfgang Van Halen Feels 'A Lot Of Closure' After Performing Tribute Songs For Late Dad Eddie

Wolfgang Van Halen feels "a lot of closure" following his dad's passing after performing Van Halen songs at the recent Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts. The 31-year-old musician says a tribute concert for his late father...

David Lee Roth Releases Song About His Time In Van Halen

David Lee Roth has shared an emotional song about his time Van Halen.The 67-year-old rocker quit the heavy rock group in 1984 to pursue a solo career, despite them being one of the most successful...

Wolfgang Van Halen Reveals Why A Planned Eddie Van Halen Tribute Hasn't Happened

Wolfgang Van Halen says a tribute concert for his late father Eddie Van Halen couldn't "get off the ground" because "some people" are "difficult" to work with.Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted had recently let slip...

Sammy Hagar Admits He Doesn't Do Music For The Money

Sammy Hagar says music not being his biggest source of income makes playing shows more enjoyable.The former Van Halen frontman, 74, insists he continues to play shows for the fulfilment it gives him, not the...

Wolfgang Van Halen Is 'Pretty Damn Grateful' For His Grammy Nod

Wolfgang Van Halen is feeling "pretty damn grateful" for his first-ever Grammy nomination.The son of late Van Halen axe-slayer Eddie Van Halen was shortlisted for Best Rock Song for his track 'Distance' about his late...

Daryl Hall Was Asked To Replace David Lee Roth In Van Halen

Daryl Hall believes Eddie Van Halen was "serious" when he asked him to replace David Lee Roth as Van Halen's lead singer.The Hall and Oates star has confirmed speculation that he was asked to join...

David Lee Roth Vegas Residency Called Off Due To Covid

David Lee Roth's farewell Vegas residency has been cancelled due to COVID-19.The former Van Halen frontman had announced he was retiring following the solo run at the legendary House Of Blues at Mandalay Bay in...

David Lee Roth Set To Retire After Mini Vegas Residency

David Lee Roth is retiring.The former Van Halen frontman has announced he will hang up his microphone following five solo concerts in Las Vegas, kicking off on New Year's Eve (31.12.21) and concluding on January...

Sammy Hagar Regrets Exposing Eddie Van Halen's 'Dark Side'

Sammy Hagar has apologised for exposing his late Van Halen bandmate Eddie Van Halen's "dark side".The Red Rocker has insisted that while he stands by everything he penned about the late guitar god in his...

Wolfgang Van Halen Aimed To Be His 'Own Person' On His Debut Album

Wolfgang Van Halen says it was important for him to "be his own person" on his debut album.The son of late Van Halen guitar god Eddie Van Halen - who passed away after a lengthy...

Wolfgang Van Halen 'Hurt' About Fleeting Tribute To Late Rock Icon Father Eddie

Wolfgang Van Halen was "hurt" that his late father, Eddie Van Halen, only got a fleeting tribute during the Grammys’ In Memoriam segment.Following the ceremony on Sunday (14.03.21), the musician revealed he had turned down...

2020'S Most Searched For Artists On Google

After a crazy year of CoVID19 enforced lockdowns this year's most searched for things on Google were likely to have been skewed somewhat by the abnormality of the circumstances. Joe Wicks certainly got people interested...

Eddie Van Halen Posthumously Honoured With National Guitar Museum's Lifetime Achievement Award

Eddie Van Halen has been posthumously honoured with The National GUITAR Museum's Lifetime Achievement Award. The late Van Halen axe-slayer - who passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer in October - has...

Slash Hails Eddie Van Halen For His 'Pure Musical Talent'

Slash has hailed the late Eddie Van Halen for his "pure musical talent".The Guns N' Roses axe-slayer has heaped praise on the late Van Halen guitar legend - who passed away after a battle with...

Wolfgang Van Halen Says Late Dad Eddie Van Halen's Archived Music Won't Be Released Anytime Soon

Wolfgang Van Halen says there are no plans at present to release songs from his late father Eddie Van Halen's vault following his passing.The Van Halen guitarist passed away at the age of 65 in...

Sammy Hagar Says The Van Halen 'Kitchen Sink Tour' Would've Been 'A Dream Come True'

Sammy Hagar says the proposed "kitchen sink" Van Halen reunion tour would've been "a dream come true" .Following the passing of the 'Jump' band's guitarist Eddie Van Halen last month, their long-time manager, Irving Azoff,...

Wolfgang Van Halen Slams Rumours He's Replacing Late Father Eddie In Van Halen

Wolfgang Van Halen has hit out at false rumours claiming he's to replace his late father Eddie Van Halen in Van Halen.The rock legend sadly passed away earlier this month, aged 65, after a lengthy...

Eddie Van Halen's Wife Janie's Heart 'Shattered' Following Husband's Death

Eddie Van Halen's wife says her heart and soul have been "shattered into a million pieces" following the death of her husband. The music legend passed away on Tuesday (06.10.20), aged 65, following a "long...

Music World Pays Tribute To Late Eddie Van Halen

Mötley Crüe and Metallica have led the tributes to Eddie Van Halen.The Van Halen frontman passed away on Tuesday (06.10.20) following a “long and arduous battle” with tongue cancer, his 29-year-old son Wolfgang Van Halen...

Wolfgang Van Halen Hints Dad Eddie Isn't Done Touring

Wolfgang Van Halen has suggested his father Eddie Van Halen is not done with performing.The 'Jump' rockers haven't toured since 2015 and the band's singer David Lee Roth recently claimed in an interview with the...

Sammy Hagar Dismisses Suggestion Of Farewell Tour

Sammy Hagar has no plans to play a ''farewell tour''.The 72-year-old rocker - who first burst onto the scene with Montrose in the mid 1970s and later enjoyed success both as a solo musician and...

David Lee Roth's Sickness Causes Van Halen Gig Axe

The band had been due to play at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey but Roth's illness meant that they were unable to perform as doctors told the singer to rest. A statement...

Sammy Hagar Humbled By Brand New Laferrari Sportscar

The former Van Halen rocker put an order in for the one-of-a-kind black and white car following a tour of the car company's Maranello, Italy headquarters last year (14), and is now the...

Sammy Hagar Planning Reality Tv Show And Party Cookbook

The former Van Halen star, who is also a restaurateur and a tequila connoisseur, admits he has already tasted failure with an initial reality idea - but he's not ready to give up....

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...

Taylor Swift To Open Billboard Music Awards With New Video

The line-up for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards was already very impressive, with Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith all set to perform on stage, and officials have now filled a (blank)...

Van Halen To Make First Prizegiving Show Performance At Billboard Music Awards

The Jump hitmakers will join Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea, Kelly Clarkson, Hozier, Nick Jonas, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith among the performers at the big prizegiving on 17 May (15). It...

David Lee Roth Doesn't Let An Injury To The Nose Stop Him During Van Halen's Historic Jimmy Kimmel Concert [Pictures]

David Lee Roth suffered a nasty cut to the nose on Monday evening, as Van Halen staged a gig live on Hollywood Boulevard in a performance taped for Jimmy Kimmel's talk show. The singer sustained...

Sammy Hagar Libel Case Revived

Former Van Halen star Sammy Hagar is set for a court showdown with a one-time Playboy bunny for accusing her of extortion in his autobiography.Officials at a federal appeals court have revived the unidentified woman's...

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