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Did a Bad Hot Dog Inspire Eddie Van Halen to Write ‘Jump’?

Getting Eddie Van Halen to talk about the inspiration behind any of his songwriting efforts is rather difficult, in part because he refuses to take much credit for his work. “I’ve said plenty of times, I can’t claim to ever have really written anything. Because I don’t really feel like I’m responsible, it comes through me.”

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Four Killed Traveling to Van Halen Concert in Dallas

A car full of Van Halen fans slid into oncoming traffic while navigating a wet Texas highway on their way to see the band play in Dallas last Tuesday night. Antonio Garcia, his two children and his 42-year-old girlfriend all died after Garcia’s Ford Explorer collided with a tractor-trailer headed south on Alternate U.S. Highway 77.

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Van Halen Super Bowl Rumors Erupt Following Hints of ‘Special’ 2013 Plans

Yesterday (June 13) in an interview with USA Today, father-son super duo Eddie and Wolfgang Van Halen weighed in about a handful of pressing issues in the Van Halen camp, from the recent postponement of 30 tour dates to the hint of something special in their 2013 plans, that they couldn’t really talk about in much detail.

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‘Van Halen Encyclopedia’ Author Plans New Hardcover Edition

The ‘Van Halen Encyclopedia’ is a treasure trove of information on one of hard rock’s most legendary bands. Heaven knows we’ve quoted from it more than a few times. Now, author C.J. Chilvers is seeking to release a new hardcover edition of the book — with your help.

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Van Halen ‘Babysitter’ Recalls His Years With the Band

Few people are likely to argue that the ’70s and ’80s were a time of excess if you were a part of a band on tour. And though we are confident that excess still exists in various forms today, any hi-jinx that bands get up to these days probably pale in comparison to what Ted Cohen has seen courtesy of Van Halen.

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Ex-Van Halen Bassist Michael Anthony Doubts Story About Cancelled Tour Dates

Like you, Van Halen‘s former bassist Michael Anthony heard David Lee Roth‘s explanation for why the band pulled 30 dates from their current tour schedule. Roth said the group “simply bit off more than we could chew,” but Anthony isn’t quite so sure.

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Rumors That Van Halen ‘Hate Each Other’ Emerge in Wake of Tour Postponement

With no official word from the Van Halen camp about the reasons behind yesterday’s sudden postponement of over 30 dates on their summer 2012 tour schedule, speculation has set in, some of it focused on the reportedly testy relationship between David Lee Roth and his bandmates.

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Gene Simmons Rejected Eddie Van Halen’s Bid to Join Kiss

Gene Simmons is just full of surprises. In a recent interview on Motley Crue member Nikki Sixx‘s radio show, he revealed how one of the greatest guitarists of our generation, Eddie Van Halen, wanted to join Kiss after Ace Frehley left — and how Simmons himself turned him down.

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Van Halen Extends 2012 North American Tour

Given the famous history between Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth, few could have expected Van Halen‘s North American tour to last for even the originally planned four months when it was announced back in January. However, things are apparently going so wel

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Eddie Van Halen Reveals His Cancer Returned Twice Last Year

In his first interview in years, Eddie Van Halen discloses that his cancer returned twice last year, that he’s emerged victorious in his battle with alcohol, and that his son Wolfgang reminds him of his own father.

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2012 Summer Tour Guide‏

Summer’s here and the time is right, for rocking in the streets… or at least in an appropriate venue of some sort. A cavalcade of rockers, from Van Halen to the Steve Miller Band and Crosby, Stills and Nash, are heading out on the road to help you enjoy th

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Eddie Van Halen on Band’s Early Cover Song Days: ‘We Sounded Pretty Silly’

Van Halen has issued the third in their videotaped series of self-interviews, and this episode finds the three current and original members of the group joking and laughing about their early days as well as their ill-fated attempts to accurately cover hit dance songs of the era.

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