Ask Eddie: Using a Drill on ‘Poundcake’

Eddie Van Halen has long been known for his innovation, whether it was creating his own guitars or supercharging his amps. But who would have thought Van Halen would use a power drill to complement his fretboard ferocity during the song “Poundcake,” which came off 1991′s For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge?

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Ask Eddie: How to Hold a Pick

In the latest edition of Ask Eddie, Jonathon Valenzuela wrote in from Australia to get some insight from Eddie Van Halen about the best way to hold a pick. Valenzuela goes about it in a different manner than most other guitarists, and to no one’s surprise, Van Halen has an original way of handling the pick

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Eddie Van Halen Discusses the ‘Brown Sound’ in New Billboard Feature

In a recent cover-story interview for Billboard, Eddie Van Halen covered a variety of topics, including the guitar tone regularly referred to as the “brown sound.”

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Van Halen Rips Through ‘Panama’ on Billboard Music Awards

Last weekend’s Billboard Music Awards got off to an electric start, as Van Halen opened the ceremony with a searing rendition of classic track “Panama.” It was a strong reminder of the power of rock at an event where pop artists like One Direction and John Legend take up much of the spotlight. During Van

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Van Halen Gets Ellen Crowd Jumping

As Van Halen has prepped for their upcoming tour to support their latest album, Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have treated fans to a few television appearances over the past few weeks.

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Ask Eddie: The Current State of Music and its Effect on Guitarists

Our latest edition of Ask Eddie comes from John Woodward of Chandler, Ariz., and it touches on a hot topic in the music world nowadays – the effect of musical competition television shows and pop music on modern guitar masters. So who better to answer that question than Eddie Van Halen? The legendary guitarist thinks that

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Watch Van Halen Rip Through ‘Eruption,’ ‘You Really Got Me’ and ‘Hot For Teacher’ on Kimmel

On Tuesday, Jimmy Kimmel Live aired the second part of Van Halen’s historic performance on the late-night program, and it proved to be just as incendiary as the first.

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Watch Van Halen Perform Two Songs Live on Kimmel

In celebration of the release of the Tokyo Dome Live in Concert box set and a North American tour that is set to launch July 5 in Seattle, Van Halen ran through an electrifying set Monday night for Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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Van Halen to Celebrate Tokyo Dome Live in Concert with Special Kimmel Performance

In celebration of a 2015 summer/fall North American Tour, Van Halen will perform a special concert for Jimmy Kimmel Live March 30 (tonight) on Hollywood Boulevard.

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Ask Eddie: Using a Processor with the EVH 5150III 50-Watt Head

Ask Eddie is back with another fan question that probed the mind of Eddie Van Halen himself.

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