1. Eddie Van Halen Donates 75 Guitars to Low-Income Students

    February 23, 2017 8:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Rock virtuoso Eddie Van Halen is giving low-income children the gift of music with a generous donation of 75 guitars to Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation . The organization provides nearly 1,800 instruments annually to schools without music program ...

  2. Exclusive: Watch the Video for Felix Martin's 'Flashback'

    February 13, 2017 6:18 AM EST 0 0 0 Most guitarists find playing just one fretboard at a time to be plenty to keep their hands full. But then you have others like Michael Angelo Batio , Steve Vai and Cheap Trick 's Rick Nielsen who utilize multi-necked guitars to achieve the soun ...

  3. Wild Beasts Show Their Teeth on 'Boy King': 'It Can Kind of Be Seen As Our Sunset Strip Record'

    August 16, 2016 4:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Wiiiiild F---ing Beeeeeasts!!" yelled the guy standing behind me last week at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right. The Iron Effin' Maiden-style chant -- directed at a foursome known more for pithy observations, romantic come-ons an ...

  4. NAMM: A Mecca for Musical Gearheads -- Don Was To Receive The Les Paul Award

    January 20, 2016 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Take any song, on any Billboard chart, in any style or genre, and the recordings have one thing in common -- top-notch musical gear created those songs. Even Pentatonix needs microphones to capture its a cappella delights. So consider the importance ...

  5. Watch Eddie Van Halen Pick His All-Time Favorite Guitar Riffs

    November 12, 2015 8:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Eddie Van Halen is a guitar virtuoso. In his 2015 Billboard cover story, Van Halen revealed he doesn’t listen to much of any new music. But some classic riffs have certainly shaped him. See the All-Time Charts:  Billboard 200 Albums  |  Billboard 20 ...

  6. Eddie Van Halen Picks His All-Time Favorite Guitar Riffs

    Eddie Van Halen Picks His All-Time Favorite Guitar Riffs

    November 11, 2015 11:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Eddie Van Halen Picks His All-Time Favorite Guitar Riffs greatest of all time , eddie van halen , Eddie Van Halen Videos Eddie Van Halen Brightcove ...

  7. Inside Van Halen's Upcoming Tour -- Hitting an Amphitheater Near You

    June 22, 2015 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nearly 40 years into a dynamic touring career, Van Halen will again take its powerful catalog to its passionate fan base on its third consecutive tour with David Lee Roth as front man and Wolfgang Van Halen (son and nephew of the bands' namesak ...

  8. Sammy Hagar Responds to Eddie Van Halen's Billboard Interview: 'F--- You, You're a Liar'

    June 19, 2015 10:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar has taken issue with some of Eddie Van Halen's statements to Billboard in the magazine's current cover story and has labeled his ex-bandmate "a liar." Specifically, it was what Eddie Van Halen ...

  9. Eddie Van Halen on Former Van Halen Bassist Michael Anthony: 'I Had to Show Him How to Play'

    June 19, 2015 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this week's Billboard cover story , Eddie Van Halen had some choice words for his present and former Van Halen  bandmates, including David Lee Roth , Michael Anthony, and Gary Cherone. Billboard Cover: Eddie Van Halen on Surviving Addiction, ...

  10. Does Eddie Van Halen See Colors When He Hears Music? The Guitarist Addresses the Rumors

    June 19, 2015 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For years, it’s been rumored that Eddie Van Halen has synesthesia, a neurological condition in which senses are entwined. In the guitarist's case, his description years ago of his guitar's "brown sound" led to the idea that he wa ...

  11. Billboard Cover: Eddie Van Halen on Surviving Addiction, Why He's Still Making Music and What He Really Thinks of David Lee Roth (and Other Past Van Halen Bandmates)

    June 19, 2015 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eddie Van Halen doesn't listen to music.  This is not a fake-out or a misdirection, nor is it a seemingly straightforward statement that actually means its opposite. Eddie Van Halen does not listen to music. “I don’t listen to anything,” he tel ...

  12. Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: 5 Ways Eddie Van Halen Breaks the Rock-Star Rules

    June 18, 2015 10:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Eddie Van Halen photographed by Chrissy Olsen in Studio City, California on May 29, 2015. Chrissy Olsen Van Halen is about to embark on a 40-plus-date North American tour. But when legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen takes the stage with the band (s ...

  13. Johnny Winter, Blues Torchbearer: An Appreciation

    July 17, 2014 2:36 PM EDT From the moment Johnny Winter made his national debut on the stage at Woodstock until his death Wednesday in Zurich, Switzerland, he played the role of blues proselytizer. Winter, who had turned 70 in February, was drawing on the same well in 2014 ...

  14. Bruce Springsteen Covers Van Halen’s ‘Jump’ At Final Four Fest: Watch

    April 07, 2014 2:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen continues to embrace his inner metal-head, opening his set at the March Madness Music Festival in Dallas with a cover of Van Halen's "Jump." Springsteen's first North American show took place in the city's ...

  15. 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 t ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. April 30, 1983: Michael Jackson's 'Beat It' Hits No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100

    April 30, 2013 11:05 AM EDT The classic, featuring Eddie Van Halen, topped the tally 30 years ago today. MJ-mania was in full effect 30 years ago today: a week after Dexy's Midnight Runners ended Michael Jackson's seven-week command of the Billboard Hot 100 with &q ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 “ ...

  20. 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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  22. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' At 30: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    November 30, 2012 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Thirty years ago, Michael Jackson unleashed nine tracks that thrilled the world. Here's our look back at each song on his iconic 1982 album, "Thriller." • How 'Thriller' Changed Music • PHOTOS: Michael Jackson's Life • ...

  23. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' at 30: How One Album Changed the World

    November 30, 2012 2:00 AM EST Steve Greenberg ( @steviegpro ) is the founder of S-Curve Records and a Grammy winning record producer who had an integral role in developing the careers of Hanson, Joss Stone and the Jonas Brothers, among many others. When executives of CBS Recor ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. The Beat 9/4: Made in America Rocks Philly, Prince to Play Chicago

    September 04, 2012 6:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Tuesday, Sept. 4 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today ...

  26. The Beat 9/4: Made in America Festival, Eddie Van Halen's Surgery

    The Beat 9/4: Made in America Festival, Eddie Van Halen's Surgery

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  27. Eddie Van Halen Has Emergency Surgery

    August 31, 2012 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Guitar icon has 'severe' digestive system disease, should recover in 4-6 months Eddie Van Halen has undergone emergency surgery for a digestive disease and is canceling his tour in Japan to recover. His representative said Thursday that th ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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. ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Van Halen Confirm 2012 Tour

    December 27, 2011 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 First Tickets On Sale January 10 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Van Halen To Sign with Interscope Records, Release New Alum with Roth: Report

    November 14, 2011 6:24 PM EST 0 0 0 Iconic rock group Van Halen is reportedly set to sign a new deal with Interscope Records that is expected to be finalized sometime this week. The deal would give the group an outlet to release its first album with frontman David Lee Roth since 1984. ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Michael Jackson, King of Pop Charts, Remembered

    August 29, 2011 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Aug. 29 marks what would have been Michael Jackson 's 53rd birthday. While the King of Pop passed June 25, 2009, his legacy lives on. Here is a look at the astounding dominance that Jackson exhibited on Billboard surveys. Michael Jackson: His L ...

  44. Billboard Bits: Willow Smith Previews New '21st Century Girl' Song, Baby Spice Gets Engaged

    January 24, 2011 6:28 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Willow Debuts New Song Clip, Previews Video Shoot Willow Smith is set to follow up her hit single "Whip My Hair" with "21st Century Girl," a pulsating ...

  45. Chart Beat: Michael Jackson

    June 26, 2009 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 As music fans mourn the loss of the King of Pop, we offer a special tribute edition of Chart Beat. Below are some examples of the astounding dominance of Michael Jackson on Billboard surveys. NO. 1 FROM THE START : Jackson was on his way to chart ro ...

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