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25 Years Ago: Van Halen’s ‘OU812′ Album Released

Changing lead singers midstream tends to have an adverse effect on most rock bands, but after original vocalist David Lee Roth left Van Halen in 1985, the group topped the charts with their next album, 1986's '5150.' Two years later, they released their eighth LP, 'OU812' -- and the hits kept right on coming.

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Check Out a 14-Year-Old Girl Who Can Shred Van Halen’s “Eruption” [VIDEO]

Most people could practice guitar for years and never be able to play a Van Halen song.

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Mitch Malloy on His Brief Van Halen Tenure: ‘It All Kind of Imploded’

He wasn't in the band long enough to record anything more than a couple of jam sessions, but vocalist Mitch Malloy's time in Van Halen is still one of the more interesting footnotes in the group's history -- and one Malloy sounds like he's still trying to figure out.

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Hear Eddie Van Halen Perform on Two New LL Cool J Songs

Legendary Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen surprised his longtime fans in March, when he hinted at a collaboration with rapper LL Cool J. Now the two tracks resulting from that meeting of the musical minds have leaked online for all to hear.

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Eddie Van Halen Gets a Visit From the Toxic Twins – Pic of the Week

Van Halen finally returned to the stage over the weekend (April 20) at the Stone Music Festival in Sydney, Australia and look who showed up for the festivities – Joe Perry and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. Okay, in all fairness, Aerosmith was on the bill as well, but it still made for some great photo ops behind the scenes.

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Billy Joel, David Lee Roth and Steven Tyler Share Memories of Each Other at Stone Festival Press Conference

Aerosmith, Van Halen and Billy Joel are the headliners for this weekend's Stone Music Festival in Sydney, Aus. During yesterday's press conference to kick off the weekend, media and fans learned that there's a mutual respect and admiration amongst the legendary rockers. "I tried to do the thing in 'Jump' but I split my pants," Joel said. "I couldn't do the move."

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Van Halen to Begin Work On New Album

David Lee Roth confirms Van Halen will begin work this summer for a follow up to 2012's 'A Different Kind of Truth,' but cautions not to expect a studio effort anytime soon -- maybe not for as long as three years.

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20 Years Ago – David Lee Roth Busted for Marijuana Possession

These days, he's back on top -- and back with the band that made him famous -- but things were very different for Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth in the early '90s.

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Van Halen’s ‘Diver Down’ Turns 31

Van Halen's fifth album, 1982's 'Diver Down,' turns 31 years old today (April 14). As a hastily-recorded collection featuring only four full-length original songs, this record should by all rights be a disaster.

Instead, it's just about the most fun thing you can play at your next summer family picnic.

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Michael Anthony Flattered by David Lee Roth’s Van Halen Reunion Suggestion

Former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony says he was flattered by comments his former bandmate David Lee Roth made about wanting him back in the famous group recently. As he jokingly noted, "He never used to talk like that when we were all playing together."

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15 Years Ago: Van Halen Play First Show With Gary Cherone

The first time Van Halen changed singers -- swapping David Lee Roth for Sammy Hagar -- their debut concert with the Red Rocker on March 27, 1986, couldn’t have been more triumphant.

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David Lee Roth Opens Up About His Love Life

Flamboyant Van Halen front man David Lee Roth has a longstanding reputation as a ladies' man, but in a new interview he reveals that he's currently in a serious relationship -- though he stops short of saying he's going to settle down behind a white picket fence.

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