My friends from Delta Bravo Urban Exploration Team posted this Van Halen sidewalk scrawl that dates back to 1976 a few blocks away from Alex & Eddie Van Halen’s childhood home in Pasadena, California.
Chevy Metal: Covering classic rock deep cuts from Van Halen, The Stones, Tom Petty & Billy Joel the band have jammed on-stage with every member of the Foo Fighters and Jane’s Addiction as well as members of The Police, Motley Crue, Sex Pistols, Cheap Trick & Red Hot Chili Peppers just to name a few.
The song “Panama” was released on June 18, 1984 as the third single from the Van Halen 1984 album. To this day, it is one of Van Halen’s most recognized songs. The loud roar that follows is not a guitar it’s actually Eddie Van Halen revving the engine of his 1972 Lamborghini Miura S. The car was actually backed up to the studio and microphones were attached to the exhaust pipe to record the sound.
This is my favorite Van Halen photo of David Lee Roth towering over his security personnel backstage before a concert Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 19, 1982.
I bet you are wondering…When was the last time the “Original Line-Up” Van Halen (David Lee Roth, Michael Anthony, Eddie & Alex Van Halen) played together live??? The day was September 2, 1984 in Nuremberg, Germany during the “Monsters of Rock” Festival. Here are some photos from that now historic concert.
Wolfgang Van Halen the only son of Eddie Van Halen and actress Valerie Bertinelli was born on March 16, 1991. Here’s a cool photo of little “Wolfy” proudly wearing his last name on his shirt.
Van Halen released their self-titled debut album Van Halen on February 10, 1978. The front and back cover photos were taken at the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, CA. It looks like a “little” something is popping out of the front of Diamond Dave’s pants…
This classic photo of Stevie Nicks, David Lee Roth and Bonnie Raitt was taken in 1978 in front of The Body Shop Strip Club on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, CA. The occasion was a party thrown by Warner Brothers Records at the Strip Club to present Van Halen with their first gold record.
The late 1970’s and early 1980’s Van Halen walked the fine line between being bad ass and sort of cheesy. Most of the cheesiness usually came from David Lee Roth but these photos below show that all the Van Halen band members shared in the cheesiness. I present to you, “The Van Halen Roller Skating Photos”…
A year before asking Gary Cherone to front Van Halen in 2007, Eddie Van Halen made another amazing musical decision and teamed up with adult video director Michael Ninn to write and perform two songs for the porn film Sacred Sin.