Musician, Songwriter, Producer
Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen (born January 26, 1955 in Nijmegen) is a Dutch-born American musician, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, keyboardist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen. He is ranked as one of the world's greatest...Wikipedia
Born: 26th January, 1955, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height: 5' 8" (173 cm)
Claim to Fame: Guitarist & Founder Of Van Halen
EDDIE VAN HALEN TO Help Launch Smithsonian/Zocalo Initiative
December 1, 2014
The Smithsonian's National Museum Of American History and Los Angeles-based Ideas Exchange Zocalo Public Square are partnering to launch "What It Means To Be American", a collaborative three-year initiative aimed at engaging leading thinkers, public figures and Americans from all walks of life to explore how the United States became the nation it is today. The kick-off event January 14 will feature former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Anna Maria Chavez, CEO... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 2 weeks ago
Alex and Eddie Van Halen Donate Signed Guitar to Support Multiple Sclerosis Benefit
by Jeff Giles November 26, 2014 1:00 PM
While the rest of us sit around wondering whether we’re going to hear any new (or old) music from Van Halen anytime soon, Alex and Eddie Van Halen are out doing more important stuff — like spending some time with an ailing friend and making a donation in his honor.
The Van Halen News Desk reports that the brothers recently paid a visit to Paraquat “Pat” Kelley, the well-known KMET disc jockey who was diagnosed with... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 3 weeks ago
EDDIE VAN HALEN Unchains New 'Circles' Guitar
August 5, 2014
Eddie Van Halen has announced the release of one of the most requested guitars he has played over the years, the EVH Stripe Series "Circles" guitar made famous by VAN HALEN's 1981 "Unchained" music video.
With an otherworldly black-and-white "circles" graphic gloss finish, the EVH Circles model is without question one of the most distinctively eye-catching guitars in the Stripe Series lineup. There's nothing alien about the rest of this high performance tone... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 4 months ago
Eddie Van Halen Guitar World Covers Throughout the Years
Posted 01/04/2014 at 1:00pm
| by Damian Fanelli
The February 2014 issue of Guitar World is available now at the Guitar World Online Store.
In celebration of the new February 2014 issue of Guitar World, which features Eddie Van Halen on the cover, we present this photo gallery of every EVH appearance on a GW cover.
The new issue is available now at the Guitar World Online Store.
The new issue rewinds 30 years to the making of Van Halen's masterpiece, 1984. Van Halen details how he built his own... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 11 months ago
EDDIE VAN HALEN Makes Surprise Visit To Los Angeles Music School
December 9, 2013
VAN HALEN guitar legend Eddie Van Halen made a surprise visit to music students at LA Unified School District's Foshay Learning Center on Thursday, December 5.
Twenty-seven aspiring musicians, under the tutelage of music director Vincent Womack, were transfixed as Van Halen inspired them to pursue their passion for music by sharing stories about the importance of music in his own life. "I wasn't born 'Eddie Van Halen,' successful or famous, it took years of... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 1 year ago
Two adults. One kid. No grown-ups., Charlie Lives! (syndication)
A hedonistic jingle writer's free-wheeling life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and 10-year-old nephew move into his beach-front house.
While he is often credited as inventing the "tapping" technique, this is actually incorrect. The technique had been around for many years; he merely popularized it within the rock and roll genre.
In 1999 he had hip replacement surgery.