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Bruce Springsteen Covers Van Halen’s ‘Jump’ in Dallas

Bruce Springsteen performed Van Halen's 'Jump' in Dallas.

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35 Years Ago: Van Halen Releases ‘Van Halen II’

Van Halen broke the dreaded sophomore jinx on March 23, 1979.

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20 Years Ago: Sammy Hagar’s ‘Unboxed’ LP Leads to Van Halen Split

Sammy Hagar adds two new songs to a solo-career greatest hits collection, leading to a dispute with his Van Halen bandmates.

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Michael McDonald on Writing ‘I’ll Wait’ With David Lee Roth: ‘An Interesting Experience’

Between his string of hits with the Doobie Brothers and his solo career, five-time Grammy winner Michael McDonald seemed to be everywhere in the early-'80s, but the songs that featured his distinctive voice only told part of the story -- he was also a busy songwriter whose list of credits included a surprising collaboration with Van Halen.

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Was Van Halen’s ‘Live: Right Here, Right Now’ Released Because of David Lee Roth?

Following the release of 1991's 'For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge,' Van Halen embarked on a world tour that capped a phenomenally successful decade for what was already one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. Not a bad time to release a live album, in other words, and in 1993, they did just that, with 'Live: Right Here, Right Now.' According to a new report, however, that double-disc collection might never have seen the light of day if not for David Lee Roth.

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Michael Anthony on Van Halen’s Partying Reputation: ‘The Music Was Always Number One’

Our favorite rock stars tend to make the rock 'n' roll lifestyle look like one big party, but the best musicians never lose sight of their art. Take Van Halen, for example: in spite of what it might have seemed like from the outside, former bassist Michael Anthony says the band's glory years were never as wild and crazy as they appeared.

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Patty Smyth Happy to Have Turned Down Van Halen Job [Video]

For Patty Smyth, the improbable opportunity to join Van Halen as David Lee Roth's replacement in the mid-'80s would have come at too high a cost.

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Eddie Van Halen Recalls ‘1984’ Battles with Producer [Video]

"Ted just didn't see eye to eye with the way I looked at things. That was my whole premise for building the studio." -- Eddie Van Halen

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30 Years Ago: Van Halen Debut ‘Jump’ Video

By waiting until January 1984 to release their '1984' LP, Van Halen broke an impressive one-album-a-year streak that dated back to 1978 -- but they made up for it by picking up their first No. 1 single in the U.S. with the record's lead-off single, 'Jump.'

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31 Years Ago: Eddie Van Halen Joins Michael Jackson on ‘Beat It’

Eddie Van Halen didn't even get a mention on Michael Jackson's mega-smash album 'Thriller,' which celebrates it's 31 year anniversary today (Nov. 30), despite having a heavy hand in the success of the third radio single. The guitarist says he did the solo on 'Beat It' for free -- and even wound up re-arranging the song while Jackson was out of the room.

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Van Halen Perform First Show of 2013 in Sydney

It's not just Black Sabbath who are opening up their touring season along the Tasman Sea. At the same time earlier today (April 20) that the metal giants were playing in Auckland, New Zealand, Van Halen began their concert schedule of 2013 at the Stone Music Festival, which is being held at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

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Van Halen Reschedule Dates for Summer 2013

Van Halen fans around the world wound up being disappointed when the group cut their tour in support of their recent album 'A Different Kind of Truth' short after guitarist Eddie Van Halen underwent emergency surgery. But things appear to be looking up, as the band have booked three new dates for the summer of 2013 to replace the shows they had to cancel in Japan.

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