Van Halen

The Rising Son

Up a difficult-to-see road, branching off one of the busiest roadways that cuts through Beverly Hills to the San Fernando Valley, is one of the…
Daniel Kohn / June 7, 2021

Wolfgang Van Halen Declined Invitation to Perform ‘Eruption’ at Grammys

One of the biggest surprises of the Grammys' new "In Memoriam" segment was that Eddie Van Halen seemed to be ignored as compared to other…
Daniel Kohn / March 15, 2021

Michael Anthony Says He and Eddie Van Halen ‘Had Some Issues That Were Never Resolved’

When Eddie Van Halen passed away in Oct., it hit the rock community hard — including his former bandmates. During a recent visit to the Talkin'
Katrina Nattress / January 10, 2021

Music Video Kids Reflect on Appearances in Iconic Clips: ‘It Was Pure Luck’

Before MTV would be rendered extraneous, record labels would fork over millions for bands and artists to produce memorable music videos that helped build anticipation…
Chris Harris / December 7, 2020

Eddie Van Halen’s Iconic Guitars Sell for $422,000 at Legend-Studded Auction

Eddie Van Halen's "Frankenstrat" is easily one of the most recognizable instruments in rock history, and Kramer Guitars' early take on the design now belongs…
Josh Chesler / December 2, 2020

Wolfgang Van Halen on Having a Hit Song, Lessons From His Father and a Prank From Van Halen’s Final Show

For the better part of the decade, when he wasn't battling aging trolls about his lineage online, Wolfgang Van Halen was carefully crafting his own material…
Daniel Kohn / November 20, 2020

David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar Would Have Been Part of Van Halen ‘Kitchen Sink’ Reunion Tour

If Eddie Van Halen's health hadn't deteriorated, then he -- along with singers Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth -- would have reunited in a "kitchen-sink…
Emily Tan / November 16, 2020

Ozzy Osbourne Says Eddie Van Halen Once Asked Him to Join Van Halen

In a recent episode of his SiriusXM show, Ozzy Speaks, Ozzy Osbourne told a tale about Eddie Van Halen calling him with an offer to join Van Halen. A potential…
Katherine Turman / October 23, 2020

Watch Third Eye Blind Pay Tribute to Eddie Van Halen With ‘Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love’ Cover

When Eddie Van Halen died on Oct. 6, tributes flew in from just about everywhere. But one of the many things that has put a…
SPIN Staff / October 17, 2020

Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony Share Video Tribute to Eddie Van Halen

Sammy Hagar's birthday bash always takes place in Cabo San Lucas around this time. This year, obviously, due to the pandemic, that changed. Hagar and…
Daniel Kohn / October 8, 2020

Eddie Van Halen’s 10 Best Solos

When the Van Halen brothers started playing music together in Pasadena in the 1960s, Alex played guitar with younger brother Eddie on drums and it…
Al Shipley / October 7, 2020

David Lee Roth Doubts Van Halen Will Tour Again

The last time we heard Eddie Van Halen's name it was because a nugget about him pulling a gun on Fred Durst leaked from a…
Daniel Kohn / July 13, 2020

Ted Templeman Is the Most Interesting Producer in Rock

The ubiquitous advertising campaign featuring "the most interesting man in the world" got it wrong. The most interesting man is indeed a debonair gray-haired gentleman,…
Katherine Turman / July 6, 2020

Who Cares About Billie Eilish and Van Halen?

Yesterday, the internet—or at least the corner of it I tend to hang out in—briefly lost its mind over a 17-year-old pop star’s comments about…
Andy Cush / December 3, 2019

The 40 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time

This article originally appeared in the September 2002 issue of SPIN. From Black Sabbath to Korn, here is the definitive list of records…
SPIN Staff / October 30, 2019
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