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Watch Wolfgang Van Halen’s First Gig With Mark Tremonti

Van Halen bassist Wolfgang Van Halen recently landed a new gig playing in Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti's road band, and now fan-shot video footage of the young rocker's first performance with his new group has emerged online.

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Did a Bad Hot Dog Inspire Eddie Van Halen to Write ‘Jump’?

Getting Eddie Van Halen to talk about the inspiration behind any of his songwriting efforts is rather difficult, in part because he refuses to take much credit for his work. “I’ve said plenty of times, I can’t claim to ever have really written anything. Because I don’t really feel like I’m responsible, it comes through me.”

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Eddie Van Halen Says Bassist-Son Wolfgang Van Halen Is ‘Just One of the Band’

Van Halen‘s extensive tour schedule has given Eddie Van Halen access to his son that most fathers don’t have with their children, and the guitar great says that having Wolfgang on the road has changed the dynamic of their relationship a little bit.

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Van Halen Tour Misses Australia, But Ready to ‘Jump’ to Japan

Van Halen are definitely in demand, which can lead to a few bumps in the road when trying to schedule a world tour. Though the group did reveal plans to visit Japan this year a little while back, it looks as though they’ve not been able to nail down anything where Australia is concerned.

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David Lee Roth Says Van Halen Would Accept Super Bowl Gig ‘In a N.Y. Minute’

Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth has responded to rumors his band will perform at the next Super Bowl with an open letter stating that while they have not been offered such a gig, they would quickly say yes if asked.

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The REAL Reason Van Halen Cancelled Their Shows This Summer

More than 30 concert dates after the group's June 26 gig in New Orleans were canceled last month, but no reason was given at the time. Other than the band was getting along and it wasn't because they were fighting.

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Van Halen Postponed Shows Now Cancelled

Van Halen may have bit off more than they can chew, and they know it. The veteran rockers made headlines earlier this year when they postponed 31 North American tour dates, and now those dates have been canceled.

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Van Halen Super Bowl Rumors Erupt Following Hints of ‘Special’ 2013 Plans

Yesterday (June 13) in an interview with USA Today, father-son super duo Eddie and Wolfgang Van Halen weighed in about a handful of pressing issues in the Van Halen camp, from the recent postponement of 30 tour dates to the hint of something special in their 2013 plans, that they couldn’t really talk about in much detail.

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Van Halen Announce Japanese Tour Plans, Hint at More American Dates in 2013

They’ve recently had to cancel a portion of their latest tour, thus restarting the rumor mill that’s spun almost incessantly around the band for the last 15 years, but Van Halen is doing just fine — at least, if you believe Edward and Wolfgang Van Halen, who recently sat with USA Today for a rare joint interview.

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David Lee Roth Explains Those Postponed Van Halen Tour Dates

No matter what you’ve heard, the guys in Van Halen are getting along just fine, thankyouverymuch, and only postponed some concert dates because they “bit off more than they could chew.”

That’s the skinny straight from VH frontman David Lee Roth, who recorded a video to explain the recent events — in his own words.

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Van Halen Rocks the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul [PHOTOS + VIDEO]

I went to see Van Halen at the Xcel Energy Center. Although Lead Singer David Lee Roth felt the need to talk rather than cover most of the words in some of their hits, they hit a stride and finished the show with a tight fury.

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David Lee Roth Calls Out Trash-Throwing Van Halen Concert-Goer

In the bizarre world of David Lee Roth, apparently there’s nothing wrong with trashing hotel rooms — or trashing Sammy Hagar in print prior to their joint 2002 tour.

But throwing trash onstage during a Van Halen show? That’s a no-no in the eyes of singer Diamond Dave, who recently singled out a fan for tossing rubbish in Roth’s direction at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.

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