Posted by: AndreDoles on Thursday, May 09, 2013 - 05:05 PM
Wed, May 8th 2013
PASO ROBLES (CA) – The California Mid-State Fair, as part of the Budweiser Concert Series, is pleased to announce that Van Halen has been booked for the 2013 Fair. The show will take place at 7:30p on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in the Chumash Grandstand Arena.
Ticket prices for the show are $50, $85, $110 and $180 and will go on sale Friday, May 17 at 10:00a. Tickets will be available at the California Mid-State Fair box office (2198 Riverside Avenue in Paso Robles), any ValliTix location, online at www.midstatefair.com or by calling 1-800-909-FAIR.
Van Halen has sold over 75 million albums worldwide and has charted the most #1 hits in the history of Billboard's Mainstream Rock Chart. The legendary rock band is known for their songs “Jump”, “Ain’t Talking ‘Bout Love”, “Panama” and “Runnin’ With The Devil”.
Recently reunited with original front man David Lee Roth, the band consists of Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen and Wolfgang Van Halen. The concert at the Fair will mark the band’s only California appearance this summer.
The 2013 California Mid-State Fair runs July 17, 2013, through July 28, 2013. This year’s theme is “Start Spreading The News!”
Posted by: AndreDoles on Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 10:48 AM
August 29, 2012
Van Halen announced on their Facebook page that guitarist Eddie Van Halen underwent an emergency surgery for a severe bout of Diverticulitis. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the ailment, Diverticulitis is a relatively common digestive disease in the large intestine, which causes abdominal pain.
The procedure went well and no further surgeries are needed. He’s expected to have a full recovery within 4 - 6 months. Despite their tumultuous track record, the statement concludes by saying the band looks forward to seeing and playing for their fans in 2013. Van Halen's scheduled November 2012 tour of Japan is currently being rescheduled.
Posted by: AndreDoles on Sunday, July 03, 2011 - 04:53 AM
Guitarist Mark Tremonti called into 94.3 KILO radio in Colorado to speak to morning show host Ross Ford. He explained that he was in fact able to hear the entire new Van Halen album (sans vocals). Tremonti further adds that they have gone back and used several ideas from old demos and rehashed them to ensure that classic sound. This news bodes well for old school fans who yearn for that Classic Van Halen sound!! Of interest is that Tremonti spoke highly of Wolfgang Van Halen's performance on the album, this of course, being the big question on the mind of all fans eagerly awaiting the new offering.
Posted by: AndreDoles on Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 05:03 AM
Eddie Van Halen is said to be on the mend after undergoing surgery to treat increasing pain in his left hand.
“During the last leg of our tour, I started developing pain in my thumb and my pinky. I didn’t think much of it at the time,” the guitarist says. “It got progressively worse to the point that about three months ago I wasn’t able to play at all. My pinky and my thumb were totally locked up and felt like there was something broken.”
Van Halen sought out specialists in Düsseldorf, Germany, who initially began treating the guitarist for arthritis, but soon discovered a bone spur, twisted tendon and a cyst in the joint of his left thumb.
“They said the only way to fix it was surgery, which of course scared the shit out of me, but I was told it was the only way to fix it,” Van Halen says. “Surgery was a success, now I just have to let it heal. I am totally jazzed that they found the problem, fixed it and in about four months my hand will feel like I am 18 again. Thank God.”
Van Halen is said to be recovering nicely, having already regained his reach and full spread of his hand. He’s said to be taking his recovery slowly, however, to insure he heals properly. His rehabilitation should be complete in 4-6 months.
“In the meantime I am able to write a bit, but can not overexert my hand because it needs to heal properly,” the guitarist says.
His stitches come out in a few days, and he’s confident he’ll be able to play at maximum intensity when he completes his recovery.
Posted by: AndreDoles on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 11:06 AM
Eddie Van Halen married Janie Liszewski on Jun 27, 2009!
Guitar virtuoso Eddie Van Halen is no longer a solo: Saturday night he married Janie Liszewski, his girlfriend of three years.
The ceremony took place in the garden of his seven-acre estate in the hills above Studio City, Calif., starting at 7 p.m., when Liszewski walked down the aisle to Van Halen's "When It's Love," performed by the Sonus Quartet.
The 54-year-old groom's 18-year-old son, Wolfgang, served as best man, while brother Alex Van Halen, an ordained minister, officiated at the 20-minute, nondenominational service. Among the 100 guests: Van Halen's ex-wife, Valerie Bertinelli (they divorced in 2006, after 25 years of marriage.)
The bride, 39, was given away by her mother under the watchful eye of Kano, the 15-year-old Pomeranian who walked Liszewski down the aisle. This was her first marriage and Van Halen's second.
Liszewski wore a champagne and pink custom-designed Hanna Hartnell gown with matching Bulgari earrings and bracelet. Her sister, Jennifer, served as maid of honor. Eddie and Wolfie dressed casually in Sy Devore cotton pants, un-tucked buttoned-down shirts and flip-flop sandals – as did the bride and wedding attendants.
The couple wrote their vows and designed the rings – Janie's, a platinum band beside a nearly three-carat diamond engagement ring; Ed's, a gold band with yellow diamonds.
Non-Alcoholic Bar At 7:30 guests were served appetizers such as mini hamburgers and corn dogs, roasted garlic-parmesan, French fries, and an assortment of nonalcoholic beverages from the lemonade bar. Later on, diners were treated to organic fare such as heirloom tomatoes, baby arugula salad, Niman Ranch Filet Mignon, orange and rosemary glazed grilled chicken, Mojito-marinated prawns and grilled vegetables.
The simple, elegant wedding cake was layered with white chocolate, strawberries, whipped cream and decorated with white hydrangeas. The bride and groom toasted with non-alcoholic French Sparkling Apple Cider and Sparkling Pear Juice honoring Eddie's year and a half of sobriety.
The evening’s entertainment ranged from an aerial tissue performance to a contortionist in a clear plastic ball on top of the pool. After dinner, Ed chose Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful" as the traditional first dance. Next came Janie's choice, Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time, " as she invited the guests to join them. DJ KMP provided the rest of the music as the bride and groom boogied into the night.
As the party ended, each guest received Calvin Klein and Kate Spade vases and flowers. They were also treated to old-fashioned-style candy, including ring pops, candy necklaces, pop rocks, wax lips and custom printed M & M's.
The couple plan to honeymoon in New York, Germany and the Netherlands, where Eddie was born.
Posted by: AndreDoles on Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 07:07 AM
Eddie Van Halen launches the all-new EVH® Wolfgang® electric guitar, available worldwide beginning Jan. 2009. The EVH Wolfgang guitar represents Eddie’s 35 years of experimenting with guitars, over two years of intense research and development, and a full year of brutal road testing during the top-grossing Van Halen 2007-2008 tour.
It was during the massive 2007-2008 Van Halen tour that the all-new EVH Wolfgang guitar went through extensive live “road testing” performance trials. The tour kicked off in fall 2007, and Eddie punished early versions of the new Wolfgang each night; playing every updated prototype onstage under the full, unfiltered spotlight of his fans. The results are reflected in the EVH Wolfgang guitar; produced to Eddie’s exact specifications and with features identical to the Wolfgang guitars he records and performs with.
“A guitar is a very personal extension of the person playing it. You have to beemotionally and spiritually connected to your instrument. I could have just stayed at home and built this guitar for myself. I do this because a lot of people ask if they can get what I use. Well, yes you can and what you get is identical to what I use,” commented Eddie. “From the basics of the guitar to painstaking aspects like the binding and everything else—we re-did everything on this guitar.
“Every aspect and component of this guitar has been examined and upgraded to the highest standards possible: stainless steel frets, double-potted custom-wound pickups, five-piece binding on the matching body and headstock, custom-made signature tuning machines and Floyd Rose® bridge, new low-friction pots, and the list keeps going … we left no stone unturned,” said Eddie. “Everything that I’ve built, destroyed, stumbled onto, learned and experienced is in this guitar.”
When Eddie Van Halen made his debut into the rock music scene in 1978, he did so with a homemade guitar (later known as “Frankenstein”). At a time when his monster technique and tone demanded a high-performance, indestructible guitar, he created his own to reach his own seemingly impossible standards. For over 35
years, he has continued to examine and improve every variable within the instrument, all culminating with the new EVH Wolfgang guitar.
In 2007, Eddie Van Halen and Fender® collaborated to launch the first EVH brand high-performance products, including the all-new EVH 5150III ™ amplifier, the limited run of Eddie Van Halen Frankenstein™ replica guitars and an array of high-quality EVH brand accessories.
For more information, exclusive photos, video and news updates, go to www.evhgear.com.
Jason Padgitt (EVH), 480-596-7194
Posted by: AndreDoles on Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 02:58 AM
We have been informed that from a legal perspective, using the name EVHalen.com as an alternative to EddieVanHalen.com still had the same legal constraints since E.L.V.H., Inc owns the copyrights to the EVH word mark.
For this reason, we are moving once again to hopefully what will be our LAST move from a legal perspective.
Posted by: AndreDoles on Friday, December 26, 2008 - 11:56 AM
EddieVanHalen.com has had a very long and open relationship with Ed's management team, stemming all the way back to the year 2000. Since that time, we have worked closely with Ed's management team to provide a quality fan web site which reflects positively on Ed's image as a musician. Our fan site has grown tremendously over the years and has averaged 45 million hits per year for the past 3 years! Unfortunately, this high growth rate means that our ongoing operational costs keep rising. To make a long story short, when we first launched our fan web site, I paid monthly hosting fees of $200. Over the years, that cost has almost tripled and I alone am currently paying $550 every single month to keep our fine web site alive. That is a LOT of money for one person to have to pay every single month-- more than a lot of our members' monthly rent payment!
Unfortunately, due to legal constraints, we are unable to solicit for donations to try and absorb some of our ongoing operational costs... at least not without Ed's permission. So, in mid-2007, I contacted ELVH's management team and explained to them that the costs of my fan based web site, EddieVanHalen.com, had just gotten way too expensive for me alone to keep paying. I informally requested permission for our fan site to be allowed to solicit for donations, but was neither granted nor denied this permission.
On June 26th 2008, EddieVanHalen.com's legal representation formally contacted the ELVH camp seeking permission that would allow us the ability to accept user donations. Several emails were exchanged since that time; however permission was neither granted nor denied. I had requested a decision either way, by Jan 1st 2009, so that we could have some closure on the matter and move forward accordingly. The deadline draws closer and once again, permission has neither been granted nor denied.
Unfortunately, with our high growth rate, merely soliciting for donations at this point in time probably wouldn't have even made a dent in our monthly ongoing operational costs anyways, but I figured it would have at least been a starting point. As such, I have had to make the hard decision to discontinue our usage of the EddieVanHalen.com domain name-- it simply comes at too high a fan cost for me alone to bear. To put it in perspective, it's the equivilent of me buying a brand spanking new guitar every single month, dousing it with lighter fluid and then torching it before even strumming the first chord!
My only two options left at this point in time are to either shut down my fan web site altogether, or to transition it to a new domain name which would make it legal for me to try and solicit donations in an attempt to offset some our monthly ongoing operational costs.
Therefore, on Jan 1st 2009, EddieVanHalen.com will be rebranded as EVHalen.com. After search engines have re-indexed our content and reflect accordingly, we will discontinue all usage of the domain EddieVanHalen.com, and subsequently no longer be providing a forwarding link from there to our new fan web site location at EVHalen.com.
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