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30 Years Ago: Van Halen Debut ‘Jump’ Video

By waiting until January 1984 to release their '1984' LP, Van Halen broke an impressive one-album-a-year streak that dated back to 1978 -- but they made up for it by picking up their first No. 1 single in the U.S. with the record's lead-off single, 'Jump.'

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7-Year-Old Drummer Nails Van Halen’s ‘Outta Love Again’

Van Halen is certainly more known for their intricate guitar work from Eddie than anything else, but as any VH fan knows, Alex's drumming is pretty intense too. That's why it's no easy task for a 7-year-old to pretty closely nail the work in a song like 'Outta Love Again.' Check out his impressive work below.

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David Lee Roth Offers Timetable for New Van Halen Album

It was 14 years between Van Halen's last two albums (or even longer if you don't want to count the Gary Cherone debacle), but it seems like we won't have to wait nearly as long for new music from them again. In a new interview, David Lee Roth says that they could have something ready by the middle of 2015.

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31 Years Ago: Eddie Van Halen Joins Michael Jackson on ‘Beat It’

Eddie Van Halen didn't even get a mention on Michael Jackson's mega-smash album 'Thriller,' which celebrates it's 31 year anniversary today (Nov. 30), despite having a heavy hand in the success of the third radio single. The guitarist says he did the solo on 'Beat It' for free -- and even wound up re-arranging the song while Jackson was out of the room.

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Van Halen Logo Inspires World Peace on ‘South Park’

Van Halen's much-anticipated 2012 tour with original singer David Lee Roth didn't exactly go off as planned, with a ton of dates eventually being scrapped. But that didn't stop them from making an animated appearance on last night's episode of 'South Park.'

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Pearl Jam Cover Van Halen’s ‘’Eruption’ and Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love’

Throughout their entire career, Pearl Jam have always paid tribute to the classic rock that inspired them, from covering the Who and Neil Young to lead singer Eddie Vedder joining Bruce Springsteen onstage at Wrigley Field last summer. Saturday night (Oct. 26) at the XL Center in Hartford, Ct., the group pulled out a couple of less-likely songs from their childhood record collection, Van Halen’s ‘Eruption’ and ‘Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.’

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Van Halen’s ’5150′ Vs. David Lee Roth’s ‘Eat ‘Em and Smile’ – Great Rock Debates

Rock and roll history is rife with intra-band family feuds, but perhaps none received quite as much publicity or caused a bigger fan base rift than Van Halen’s ugly divorce from singer David Lee Roth in 1985. Certainly, this was the battle royal of ‘80’s hard rock! After all,

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‘Hot for Teacher’ Lawsuit Dismissed

The lawsuit brought by a former Oakland University (Mich.) student suspended for basing an essay on Van Halen's 'Hot for Teacher' has been resolved. A federal court judge has dismissed Joseph Corlett's suit, ruling that his speech was not protected by the First Amendment.

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AC/DC, Black Sabbath and Van Halen Axemen Competing for Best Metal Guitarist

It's a question that has plagued man since the shredding gods first emerged: Who is the greatest metal guitarist? And now the question can finally be answered.

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Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell Recalls Epic Prank War with Van Halen During 1991 Tour

It's story time with Jerry Cantrell! In a recent fascinating and hilarious interview, the Alice in Chains mastermind spoke about the essential art of the prank. When two bands have been touring together for some time, pranks are bound to happen, and Cantrell went into detail about an epic prank war between Alice in Chains and Van Halen from 1991.

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Hear Eddie Van Halen Perform on Two New LL Cool J Songs

Legendary Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen surprised his longtime fans in March, when he hinted at a collaboration with rapper LL Cool J. Now the two tracks resulting from that meeting of the musical minds have leaked online for all to hear.

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Eddie Van Halen Gets a Visit From the Toxic Twins – Pic of the Week

Van Halen finally returned to the stage over the weekend (April 20) at the Stone Music Festival in Sydney, Australia and look who showed up for the festivities – Joe Perry and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. Okay, in all fairness, Aerosmith was on the bill as well, but it still made for some great photo ops behind the scenes.

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