1. David Lee Roth Plays An Assassin in Japanese Short Film: Watch

    May 27, 2013 9:32 AM EDT He’s fronted one of the world's biggest rock bands. He’s been a breakfast radio presenter, a daredevil rock climber and in 1985, he was “just a gigolo.” However, David Lee Roth’s cameo as a hitman in a Japanese short film just might be his st ...

  2. Van Halen European Tour Not Happening, Says Irving Azoff

    March 12, 2013 6:25 PM EDT Comments by Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth that the band will tour Europe beginning late this year are incorrect, according to Irving Azoff, manager for founders Alex and Eddie Van Halen and bassist Wolfgang Van Halen. In comments picked up by ...

  3. Van Halen European Tour Not Happening: Irving Azoff

    March 12, 2013 6:10 PM EDT Comments by Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth that the band will tour Europe beginning late this year are incorrect, according to Irving Azoff, manager for group founders Alex and Eddie Van Halen and bassist Wolfgang Van Halen. In comments picke ...

  4. 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 “ ...

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

    February 17, 2013 6:24 AM EST 2 0 0 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 “sup ...

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  7. Backbeat: Metal Masters Unites Phil Anselmo, Kerry King, Billy Sheehan, Others For Monster Jam

    September 17, 2012 2:23 PM EDT Herding Cats: What's cooler than cramming a bunch of metal icons on one stage to destroy the genre's classics? Getting them to sit still to take an afterparty photo. From Left: Anthrax bassist Frank Bello, SiriusXM Octane/Liquid Metal PD ...

  8. Roger Waters Tops Mid-Year Touring Chart

    July 19, 2012 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Roger Waters' The Wall Live tour is continuing on its blockbuster pace, finishing as the highest-grossing year so far in Billboard's Mid-Year Charts, according to Boxscore. The midyear numbers are based on concerts reported to Billboard Bo ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Van Halen 'Bit Off More Than We Could Chew' with Tour, says Eddie

    June 13, 2012 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Guitarist explains postponed tour dates in new interview After Van Halen abruptly decided to postpone more than 30 dates on its North American tour, fans speculated that the infighting that had historically plagued the band was back. The band insist ...

  12. Source: Van Halen's Scrapped Tour Dates Due To 'Fatigue,' Not In-Fighting

    May 18, 2012 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 "They're not fighting. They're just burnt and they want to take some time off," says the source. Though rumors are flying as to why Van Halen pulled the plug on the final 30 dates of the band's current North American tour, a ...

  13. Van Halen Postpone Over 30 Tour Dates without Explanation

    May 17, 2012 8:14 PM EDT Van Halen's 2012 reunion has hit a snag -- the final three months and 31 dates of the group's North American reunion run have been abruptly postponed. The Van Halen tour will continue as regularly scheduled through the group's May 2 ...

  14. Van Halen Postpone Over 30 Tour Dates Without Explanation

    May 17, 2012 7:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Van Halen 's 2012 reunion has hit a snag -- the final three months and 31 dates of the group's North American reunion run have been abruptly postponed. The Van Halen tour will continue as regularly scheduled through the group's May 26 ...

  15. Hot Tours: Juan Gabriel, Bryan Adams, Van Halen

    April 26, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Latin superstar Juan Gabriel tops the weekly Hot Tours rankings with $3.4 million in box office grosses reported from multiple concerts at Mexico City's 9,600-seat Auditorio Nacional. With sellout crowds at all performances, a total of 47,394 t ...

  16. Van Halen Tour Review: It's the Eddie Show

    February 21, 2012 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 'Eddie Van Halen Is Better Than Any Pyrotechnic Special Effect' Kool & the Gang's Robert "Kool" Bell asked the sold-out crowd at the Palace of Auburn Hills if it was ready to party. Then if it was ready for Van Halen. Th ...

  17. Lana Del Rey Tops U.K. Chart, Leaping Over Adele in 2012 Sales

    February 13, 2012 10:10 AM EST 0 0 0 As Lana Del Rey's "Born To Die" started a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday, Belgian Australian Gotye climbed 3-1 on the singles survey with "Somebody That I Used To Know," featuring Kimbra. As Del Rey's t ...

  18. 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 ...

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

    February 08, 2012 5:30 PM EST 0 0 0 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" ...

  20. Surprised Kool & the Gang Is Van Halen Opener? So Are They

    February 08, 2012 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0 K ool & the Gang plan to celebrate plenty of good times on the road with Van Halen in the coming weeks -- even if the rest of the world seems to think it's an incredibly odd pairing. "We're not that worried about it," co-foun ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Chart Moves: Van Halen's 'Tattoo' Debuts, Train's Chart 'Drive,' the Wanted Arrives

    January 20, 2012 7:30 AM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reporte d , Rihanna reigns atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a 10th week with "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris. The song becomes of one just 11 by lead female artists to rack at least 10 frames o ...

  23. Chart Highlights: Van Halen Jumps Onto Rock Songs With 'Tattoo'

    January 16, 2012 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. ...

  24. Van Halen Return with 'Tattoo' Single, Video

    January 10, 2012 10:50 AM EST 0 0 0 The rollout of the new old Van Halen continues with a video for the legendary band's new song, "Tattoo," a mid-tempo bluesy rocker that reunites David Lee Roth's playful banter-singing with Eddie Van Halen's precision riffs. ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Van Halen Rocks NYC Club, Announces Album & Tour Plans

    January 06, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Van Halen kicked off what promises to be a busy 2012 with a fiery, hit-laden show at Cafe Wha? in New York on Thursday night (Jan. 5). As the rock legends played to a collection of rock critics and headbanging celebs at the crammed, 250-capacity clu ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Van Halen Sets NYC Show, Teases Album Release

    January 03, 2012 11:59 AM EST 0 0 0 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 w ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Ask Billboard: Familiar Titles In Top 10

    September 03, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  36. Van Halen Album, Tour Expected In 2011?

    August 06, 2010 4:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome news for Van Halen fans: The clearest signs that an album and tour are in the works for next year have emerged. While the webosphere has bantered rumors and various reports about a possible album with original frontman David Lee Roth since l ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Lee Brice, Judy Collins

    July 08, 2010 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 PARTY IN THE U.S.A.: Before the release of "California Gurls," Katy Perry revealed her inspiration for co-writing the song: "It's so great that ( Jay-Z and Alicia Keys ') 'Empire State of Mind' is huge and that eve ...

  39. Chart Beat Thursday: Fox-TV's Lee & "Glee"

    May 20, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 LEE: Fox's Tuesday night lineup continues to impact Billboard charts. The "American Idol Season 9" soundtrack marks the ninth compilation from the series to reach the Billboard 200 . Such collections were released each year from 2002 ...

  40. Van Halen's Scalpers, Whitney Houston's Album

    September 01, 2009 5:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this Tuesday's edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard, Van Halen partnered with scalpers, Sublime reunites and Whitney Houston releases her new album. According to the Wall Street Journal, Van Halen pulled up to 500 ...

  41. April 1, 2009

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Scott Weiland officially departs Velvet Revolver. 2005 – Songwriter Jack Keller dies of leukemia in Nashville at the age of 68. 2004 – Guitarist Paul Atkinson of the Zombies dies of liver and kidney disease in Santa Monica, Calif., at the age ...

  42. Eddie Van Halen Hopeful For New Music, Tour

    February 03, 2009 4:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Almost nine months since Van Halen wrapped its first tour since 1984 with original lead singer David Lee Roth, guitarist Eddie Van Halen is hopeful there will be future activity for the group. Van Halen tells Spinner.com that after he and girlfriend ...

  43. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Tom Noonan, the father of The Billboard Hot 100, dies in Los Angeles at the age of 78. Noonan started at Billboard in 1949, and in the November 12, 1955 issue of the magazine introduced the Top 2006 - Tom Noonan, the father of The Billboard H ...

  44. This Day in Music

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - 21-year-old U.K. hip-hop sensation Lily Allen makes her first U.S. appearance at New York's Hiro Ballroom. Appearing with a three-piece horn section, bassist and keyboardist, Allen blasts throu 2006 - 21-year-old U.K. hip-hop sensation L ...

  45. Van Halen Tour Grosses More Than $93 Mil

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 atte Though not without setbacks, the Van Halen reuni ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. This Day in Music

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Eclectic New York quartet Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three genre-bending albums together. 2000 - Eclectic New York quartet Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three genre-bending albums together. 1994 - Bruce Spring ...

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