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1981 – NYC, NY @ Madison Square Garden

_____ Review _____ HARD ROCK: VAN HALEN AT THE GARDEN By Stephen Holden Published: July 20, 1981 DESPITE all the talk about a commercial resurgence of prerock styles of pop, the music that is keeping the record business afloat is the heavy-metal brand of hard rock established by Led Zeppelin in the late 1960′s. And […]
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1984 – Hollywood, FL @ The Sportatorium

Van Halen live on January 21, 1984 at The Hollywood Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, FL. This is the first known recording from 1984 Tour that kicked off 3 days earlier on Jan. 18th. This setlist differs from the rest of the tour.  Here they flip/flop “On Fire” and “Unchained” — This one is an incomplete show missing […]
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1980 – Women And Children First Demos

Studio sessions for Women and Children First, the 3rd Van Halen album.  Some of the music sounds like they could be the final take used on the album (Cradle, Romeo).  Others sound pretty early.  Dave is loose on most of it, probably Dave’s scratch vocals while the band recorded.  Amazing to see how rough some […]
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1980 – Interview Eddie Van Halen w Jas Obrecht

“Young Wizard of Power Rock” By: Jas Obrecht Guitar Player (April 1980) Very few guitarists have had as intense an impact in as short a time as Eddie Van Halen. The sparkplug of the band that bears his family name, he exploded into ears around the world in February 1978 with the release of Van Halen. On this […]

1981 Fair Warning Review: NME

Van Halen: Fair Warning Cynthia Rose, NME, 20 June 1981 The worst thing about labels is their sticky side. But the next worst thing about them is that they attract flies, and that can put a consumer right off his or her natural, subjective curiosity about music of a specific ‘genre’. Fair Warning is the fourth LP from […]
Mar. 3, 2014
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1980 – St. Paul, MN @ St. Paul Civic Center

Some of the only known video footage from Van Halen’s 1980 World Invasion Tour.  Even though quality isn’t great…this video is pure gold to see the band destroying in 1980.  This version has different audio source (from 1980 Pittsburgh show) because the original audio is pretty bad.
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1978 Review – Sounds magazine

Article written about VH in their early days, this comes from Sounds magazine, May 13, 1978. They were just about to conquer the world… Columbus, Ohio (3/16/1978). Van Halen, just called back for an encore, are basking in the unexpected adulation. The support band takes a bow. “Thank you Cleveland”, yells their frontman. Cleveland? Silence. You could hear […]
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