Van Halen

  1. Van Halen Sues Drummer's Ex-Wife for Using Famous Last Name

    October 17, 2013 2:58 AM EDT When famous people marry, their spouses often take on a famous last name. That benefit can even survive divorce. But can it be used as a commercial asset? Witness a new lawsuit by ELVH Inc., which is the intellectual property holding company of ...

  2. Chart Moves: The Neighbourhood Debuts, Van Halen's '1984' Returns After 20-Plus Years

    May 02, 2013 8:22 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Michael Buble achieved his fourth No. 1 album with "To Be Loved," as the pop singer's latest started with 195,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Meanwhile, Fantasia scored ...

  3. Van Halen, Billy Joel Headline New Aussie Stone Fest

    February 17, 2013 6:45 AM EST Van Halen and Billy Joel will headline the new two-day Stone Music Festival in Sydney this April. Other international acts confirmed for the April 20 and 21 fest at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium include Buckcherry, Richie Ramone, Lifehouse and so-called “ ...

  4. Frank Barsalona, Music Agent Who Revolutionized Concert Business, Dead at 74

    November 25, 2012 8:21 AM EST Frank Barsalona, a pioneering music agent whose Premier Talent agency changed the concert business, died early Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, a rep for his family confirmed to Billboard.biz. His passing was first repor ...

  5. Jeffrey Azoff, Son of Irving, Joins CAA as Music Agent

    October 10, 2012 7:55 PM EDT Music manager Jeffrey Azoff is joining talent agency CAA, where he will work as a music agent. He will start with the agency on Oct. 22. Register today for the Billboard Touring Conference & Awards November 7-8 in New York City and Save $50. ( ...

  6. Backbeat: Creed, Alter-Bridge's Mark Tremonti's First NYC Solo Gig With Wolfgang Van Halen, Sevendust, Wind-Up, eOne, AEG Execs

    September 18, 2012 2:58 PM EDT Mark Tremonti (center right) made his initial impact in rock as part of multi-platinum band Creed, signed to Wind-up Entertainment. Backstage Wind-Up President/CEO Ed Vetri (second from left) and executive Diana Meltzer (send from right) pay their ...

  7. Varied Bills Boost Boxscores as Touring Biz Sees Strong Midyear Results

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Varied Bills Boost Boxscores as Touring Biz Sees Strong Midyear Results Big-event tours and superstars are supposed to sell tickets, so the best indicator for the success of the touring industry is when the list of top tours also includes a health ...

  8. Roger Waters' 'The Wall Live' Tops Billboard's Mid-Year Touring Chart

    July 18, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Roger Waters' The Wall Live tour is continuing on its blockbuster pace, finishing as the highest-grossing year so far in Billboard's Midyear Charts, according to Boxscore. The midyear numbers are based on concerts reported to Billboard B ...

  9. Van Halen Postponing Tour Dates Due To Fatigue, Sources Say

    May 18, 2012 3:22 PM EDT Though rumors are flying as to why Van Halen pulled the plug on the final 30 dates of the band's current tour, according to a reliable source close to the tour, the premature ending is not due to illness, injury, internal strife or lagging ti ...

  10. Fandalism Gives Musicians Their Own Social Network

    April 30, 2012 4:06 PM EDT Fandalism homepage features performance videos from musicians in such disparate places as New Zealand, Sweden and Connecticut. (screen shot) If you're a musician, or you want to keep track of up-and-coming and unknown musicians, you should re ...

  11. Grammys Help Adele's '21' Hit 20th Week At No. 1, Van Halen Debuts At No. 2

    February 15, 2012 11:00 AM EST Thanks to a Grammy Awards-fueled gain, Adele's "21" album beats out Van Halen's new "A Different Kind of Truth" for the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200. Adele's "21" sold 237,000 in the week that ended ...

  12. Van Halen, the Fray, Dierks Bentley & Paul McCartney: Heading for Top 10

    February 10, 2012 9:10 PM EST As Grammy Awards weekend descends upon us, we're looking towards next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, where a bevy of new releases are aiming for high debuts. Van Halen could notch its first No. 1 album since 1996 with its new "A ...

  13. Who Will Get Big Grammy Sales Bumps? Adele? Civil Wars? Bruno Mars? Retailers Weigh In

    February 10, 2012 9:10 PM EST As the music industry convenes on Los Angeles for the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, merchants across America are gearing up for the sales boost that the show always brings. The only question is: Which winners and performers will see the biggest b ...

  14. Van Halen Vs. Adele For No. 1 on Billboard 200 Next Week

    February 08, 2012 6:03 PM EST Van Halen might be on its way to a sixth career No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart -- unless Adele's 21 stands in the veteran band's way. Industry sources suggest that Van Halen's A Different Kind of Truth may sell about 180,000 ...

  15. Backbeat: Van Halen Packs VIP-Loaded L.A. Club Show

    February 02, 2012 1:16 PM EST HOLLYWOOD, California -- Henson Studios is located just across the street from Crazy Girls. It's hard to imagine a better place than the crossroads between Kermit the Frog and a Hollywood strip club for David Lee Roth to lead Van Halen throug ...

  16. BIllboard Power 100: Rich Lehrfeld

    January 26, 2012 7:12 PM EST No. 70 Rich Lehrfeld VP of Global Sponsorship, Marketing and Access American Express Membership Has Its Privileges... American Express, long one of the most important sponsors in events and touring, is quickly becoming a key player in music conten ...

  17. The National Association of Music Merchants Show Attracts Metal Luminaries, Newfound Kinship

    January 23, 2012 7:00 PM EST The 2012 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show saw 95,709 registered attendees checking out 1,441 exhibitors, educational seminars, jam sessions and artist signings over four days in Anaheim, California. The turnout was up from 90,11 ...

  18. This Week in Billboard History: Van Halen Breaks Up; VH1 Launches; Monte Lipman Named Universal Prez

    January 10, 2012 9:58 AM EST VH1 Logo Launch Tape on Vimeo . 1985: VH-1 'Optimistically Introduced' A page one Billboard story with the headline "MTV'S VH-1 Opens on An Optimistic Note" reports that MTV Networks' second 24-hour cable music servic ...

  19. Backbeat: David Lee Roth's Uncle, Cafe Wha? Founder Manny Roth, Calls Van Halen Gig 'Phenomenal'

    January 06, 2012 4:16 PM EST David Lee Roth rips it up on the mic at last night's (Jan. 5) intimate gig at Café Wha? in New York. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage) Van Halen kicked off what promises to be a busy 2012 with a fiery, hit-laden show at Cafe Wha? in New York on ...

  20. Van Halen Is Back: Announce Nation-Wide Tour, New Album, Play NYC's Cafe Wha?

    January 06, 2012 8:52 AM EST They'll be playing arenas when they tour next month, but on Thursday night, a regrouped Van Halen provided thrills in a tiny club where a VIP crowd stood elbow to elbow as the storied band played some of their greatest hits including "Ju ...

  21. Van Halen Sets NYC Show, Teases Album Release

    January 03, 2012 1:00 PM EST Reunited rockers Van Halen will invade New York's Cafe Wha? on Thursday night (Jan. 5), presumably to play their first concert with frontman David Lee Roth since the band's reunion trek ended in 2008. The show will precede a 2012 tour as ...

  22. Van Halen Confirm 2012 Tour

    December 27, 2011 11:11 AM EST Van Halen diehards just received a belated Christmas gift: the 80s rock icons are roaring back with a 2012 tour, which was announced through a series of video messages on the group's official web site on Monday (Dec. 26). Van Halen - Long Ver ...

  23. Official: Van Halen Signs With Interscope Records

    November 17, 2011 11:01 PM EST Left to Right: Alex Van Halen; Wolfgang Van Halen; Eddie Van Halen; Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records; Irving Azoff, executive chairman of Live Nation Entertainment and chairman/CEO of the Front Line Management Group; Ste ...

  24. Van Halen To Sign With Interscope

    November 11, 2011 5:42 PM EST Iconic rock band Van Halen are set to sign with Interscope Records, says a source familiar with the negotiations. The deal is expected to be finalized next week, marking the first time in 35 years that the band will not release music through Warne ...

  25. Van Halen Sign With Columbia Records?

    September 19, 2011 8:40 PM EDT The rumor mill is abuzz with talk of a new Van Halen album -- their first with original singer David Lee Roth since he left the band in 1985, the band's first since 1998's "Van Halen III" and the first to be released on a label ...

  26. Australia's Soundwave Revolution Tour Canceled After Unnamed Headliner Pulls Out

    August 10, 2011 2:20 PM EDT Australia's inaugural Soundwave Revolution tour, featuring Van Halen, Alice Cooper and Bad Religion, was abruptly canceled this week. The brainchild of promoter AJ Maddah, the five-city tour was intended to kick off next month. However, news ...

  27. Van Halen Album, Tour In 2011?

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Welcome news for Van Halen fans: The clearest indications that a new album and tour are in the works for 2011 have emerged. While the webosphere has bantered rumors and various reports about a possible album with original frontman David Lee Roth s ...

  28. Activision Readies Music Releases

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Activision Blizzard is releasing three new music-based games this year: DJ Hero, Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero, and also confirmed the existence of Guitar Hero: Van Halen. Few details were provided for any of the games. DJ Hero, which was previously ...

  29. Kiss Turns To Eventful To Route Upcoming Tour

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kiss' upcoming U.S. and Canadian tour will be entirely routed based on demand at event-based social networking site Eventful, a first for a major act. Fans will "demand" where Kiss will perform on their tour across the top-voted Nor ...

  30. Danniels' 38-Year Rush Job

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rush manager Ray Danniels was inducted into the Music Managers Forum Canada honour roll at a ceremony in downtown Toronto during Canadian Music Week. The outstanding contribution award was previously won by Bryan Adams' manager Bruce Allen an ...

  31. Hagar Inks With New Roadrunner Imprint

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sammy Hagar is the first signing to new Roadrunner imprint Loud & Proud, which will focus on established artists. His label debut, "Cosmic Universal Fashion," will arrive Nov. 18. The album's title track was written online by Ha ...

  32. Conniff To Exit Billboard; Named Executive At Front Line

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tamara Conniff, Billboard's group editorial director, will be leaving the magazine next month to become president of music services for Irving Azoff's Front Line Management Group. Conniff has been with Nielsen/VNU for 10 years, having jo ...

  33. Bon Jovi, Spice Girls Top Midyear Touring Chart

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The touring landscape may be tough this summer, but Billboard Boxscore's midyear numbers illustrate that many tours have enjoyed significant success already. And, with major tours underway after the cutoff dates for our midyear charts, more h ...

  34. Van Halen Jump To $93M Tour Gross

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Though not without setbacks, the Van Halen reunion tour ended up a massive success, wrapping June 2 in Grand Rapids, Mich., with a total gross of more than $93 million and close to one million in attendance from 74 shows. The tour, news of which f ...

  35. Live Nation, AdBrite Launch eFan Finder

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has partnered with Internet ad network AdBrite to launch eFan Finder, a free tool designed to track the performance of Live Nation's online advertising campaigns for concerts it markets and produces across North America. In conjun ...

  36. Van Halen Reschedules Tour Dates

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Van Halen has rescheduled tour dates postponed earlier this month when guitarist Eddie Van Halen was undergoing tests for an unspecified medical condition. The band will proceed on April 19 in Las Vegas and play 20 shows in all, with the last date ...

  37. Van Halen Putting Tour On Hold For A Month

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After postponing a handful of dates last week in order for guitarist Eddie Van Halen to undergo tests for an unspecified medical condition, Van Halen is postponing all tour activity until April 19. Seventeen shows are affected, beginning tomorrow ...

  38. Sources: Van Halen Tour Not Being Canceled

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite reports to the contrary, sources with Van Halen tell Billboard.biz the band's tour is not being canceled, though tonight's (March 3) scheduled show at the American Airlines Center in Dallas has been postponed and rescheduled for ...

  39. Van Halen Beefs Up 2008 Itinerary

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Van Halen has added 23 new U.S. dates to its reunion tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth, extending the trek into April. Beyond the five shows added in mid-November , the Live Nation-produced trek featuring Roth, Eddie and Alex Van Halen ...

  40. Van Halen Ringtones Offered For First Time

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST In what's become a sudden opening of the ringtone floodgates, classic rockers Van Halen have now made their music available as ringtones and ringback tones for the first time. Among the 15 songs being released are "Jump," "Erup ...

  41. Van Halen Adds 2008 Dates

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected, Van Halen's tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth is moving forward with newly announced dates that will extend the run into 2008. The Live Nation produced trek - featuring David Lee Roth, Eddie and Alex Van Halen and Edd ...

  42. Madonna, Beasties, Mellencamp Up For Rock Hall

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, the Beastie Boys, John Mellencamp and Leonard Cohen lead a wildly disparate class of nominees for 2008 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They join Afrika Bambaataa, Chic, the Ventures, Donna Summer and the Dave Clark Five on ...

  43. Van Halen Tour Kicking Off In Late September

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first leg of Van Halen's long-awaited reunion tour with frontman David Lee Roth will kick off Sept. 27 in Charlotte, N.C., and run through Dec. 11 in Calgary, Alberta. Tickets for the trek, announced today at a Los Angeles media gathering ...

  44. Van Halen To Announce Tour Monday

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As exclusively revealed here earlier this week, Van Halen will announce its reunion tour with David Lee Roth on Monday morning (Aug. 13) during a media event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. The tour is expected to begin in October and en ...

  45. Sources: Van Halen Tour To Be Announced Next Week

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sources say a Hollywood press conference in one week will announce a 50-date American arena tour by Van Halen to begin in early October. The tour will feature founding Van Halen members David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and Alex Van Halen, with Edd ...

  46. Sources: Van Halen Tour Back On

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A proposed summer amphitheater tour by a reunited Van Halen that was derailed when guitarist Eddie Van Halen checked into rehab now looks like it may be resurrected as a fall arena run. Several arena holds are in place in major markets for potenti ...

  47. Neil Diamond Signs With Irving Azoff

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond has signed with Irving Azoff for management. Sources tell Billboard.biz that Diamond is currently in the studio recording his next album with producer Rick Rubin, who collaborated on Diamond's 2005 offering "12 Songs" ( ...

  48. Van Halen, Patti Smith Inducted To Rock Hall

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Punk poet Patti Smith brought her earthy growl to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday (March 12), inducted as a member with the Ronettes, Van Halen, R.E.M. and the institution's first hip-hop act, Grandmaster Flash. Shy, and fighting bac ...

  49. Van Halen, R.E.M. Inducted To Rock Hall

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Eminent American rock combos R.E.M. and Van Halen, punk poet Patti Smith, pioneering hip-hop outfit Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and influential girl group the Ronettes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night (March ...

  50. Jay-Z, Vedder, Richards Among Rock Hall Inducters

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Several superstar artists have signed on to induct artists into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a March 12 ceremony in New York. Jay-Z will induct Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, while Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder will induct R.E.M. and ...

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