2013 – Alex Van Halen sues his ex on This Day in Rock Music History! Alex and Kelly Van Halen divorced over 20 years ago, yet Kelly has kept Van Halen as her surname. Now the company that controls the group’s name is suing her for trademark infringement. Kelly Van Halen (originally Carter) has named […]
2012 – Van Halen postpones over 30 concert dates in the US on This Day in Rock Music History! The band’s official website, van-halen.com, took down all its dates after June 26, listing only 15 more shows, ending in New Orleans. Rolling Stone said a source with knowledge of the tour told the magazine, “the […]
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2010 –Van Halen, Jimmy Page and Zakk Wylde Make Top Guitars That Don’t Sound Like Guitars List 12/29/2010 . (Gibson) The guitar is so suitable for rock for the simple reason that guitar itself sounds great, but it can also be much more than that. In the right hands, it can be a string instrument, […]
2010 – 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 last year, a recent release announcing a re-upped deal between […]
2010 – Carlos Santana To Cover Cream, Deep Purple, Van Halen, Rolling Stones On Upcoming Covers Album
2010 – Carlos Santana announces he will Cover Cream, Deep Purple, Van Halen, Rolling Stones On his Upcoming Covers Album on This Day in Rock! “We’re not comparing or competing with those artists… we’re complementing them,” Santana said. “But when you hear this, you’re gonna do ‘Damn!’ because it sounds so powerful, with vitality and […]
2010 – RIAA, say Beatles still on top! Utilizing Nielsen SoundScan data, which dates to 1991, Guns N’ Roses have totaled 24,914,000
2010 – RIAA, say Beatles still on top! Utilizing Nielsen SoundScan data, which dates to 1991, Guns N’ Roses have totaled 24,914,000 albums sold in the U.S. 1991’s “Use Your Illusion 2” leads with 5,587,000 units, followed closely by “Use Your Illusion 1,” at 5,502,000. In that span, Metallica has sold 52,271,000 albums in the […]
2010 – SAMMY HAGAR On VAN HALEN – “Seventeen Years And They Haven’t Made Any New Music – I Could Do A Reunion And An Album, But Not Under These Circumstances” Rock Hard Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 15:06:55 EST The red rocker SAMMY HAGAR (CHICKENFOOT, ex-VAN HALEN) is gearing up for an […]
1955 – Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony is born in Chicago. Michael Anthony Sobolewski (born June 20, 1954) is an American musician. He is best known as the former bassist and a founding member of the hard rock band Van Halen. Anthony joined the band in 1974 and was their official recording and performing bassist […]
2003 – David Lee Roth apprehends and detains a knife-wielding man he discovers trespassing on his Southern California estate. The former Van Halen frontman keeps the felon at bay with a shotgun. Imagine this guy with a shot gun…. AAHHHH… sorry… little joke David. You Still Kick Ass.
2002 – David Lee Roth sues Van Halen, alleging his old band didn’t include him in a 1996 renegotiation of their contract with Warner Bros. Abuse, Abuse and abuse! Can’t we all just get along!