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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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The Youngest Rock Star Ever

An article in the new Esquire magazine interviews Eddie Van Halen and Wolfgang or "Wolf" as he is now called. He talks about the first time he started recording with Van Halen. The part that surprised me is, here you are....a kid, and you are jamming with one of the best bands in the world.

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Van Halen Giving Away Vinyl Single Of ‘She’s The Woman’

Good news for vinyl enthusiasts and Van Halen fans. Beginning May 4, the group is giving away a limited-edition seven-inch single of ‘She’s the Woman’ with the purchase of their new album, ‘A Different Kind of Truth.’

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Van Halen’s 50 Greatest Songs Ranked by Guitar World

While Van Halen is currently on the road promoting ‘A Different Kind of Truth,’ their long-awaited reunion album with David Lee Roth, the band’s namesake and chief riffologist Eddie Van Halen has been strangely absent on the interview front and hasn’t done any of the expected national press.

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Eddie Van Halen on Band’s Early Cover Song Days: ‘We Sounded Pretty Silly’

Van Halen has issued the third in their videotaped series of self-interviews, and this episode finds the three current and original members of the group joking and laughing about their early days as well as their ill-fated attempts to accurately cover hit dance songs of the era.

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Van Halen’s David Lee Roth Halts Show to Stop Fighting

A lot of things have changed since the last time David Lee Roth and Van Halen toured behind a brand new album together, but one thing will always stay the same: Diamond Dave is all about the love, man, and he proved it again last night (March 13) when he stopped the band’s performance in Manchester, NH to admonish some fans for fighting each other.

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Van Halen Brothers Attend Church Service in New Jersey

It’s possible New Life Christian Center pastor Mark Granville would have been thrown off his game last week, had he only recognized the famous faces hanging on his every word from the front row. Alex and Eddie Van Halen took in mass at the Trenton, N.J. church, but Granville had never heard of them.

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Van Halen’s Early Years Dissected on New Radio Show

Nationally syndicated radio show ‘InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands’ will take a look back at Van Halen‘s early days in their latest episode. With the new album ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ out now, the show uses interviews with founding band members to offer a peek into their mindset at this particular formative era.

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David Lee Roth Decries Lack of Stagecraft in Today’s Bands

David Lee Roth has always been as much style as substance, and in an interview with the New York Post, he says today’s bands are lacking that proper mixture — an opinion he says is shared by other (unnamed) artists as well.

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