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Nuno Bettencourt

Eddie Van Halen Played the Greatest G Chord Ever

January 7, 2021
Heavy funk, slide guitar, bluesy grooves, and drop-D riffs—Extreme’s Nuno Bettencourt and Dweezil Zappa x-ray the unpredictable bones of Van Halen's classic Fair Warning.
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Blues Saraceno

Van Halen's Weirdest Tune

December 31, 2020
Diamond Dave on guitar, Nicolette Larsen on vocals, and a raging thunderstorm—Dweezil and Blues Saraceno dissect “Could This Be Magic,” from their deep dive into Women and Children First.
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Eddie Van Halen Had the World's Loudest Car Stereo

December 17, 2020
Blues Saraceno on how EVH made solid-gold riffs with raw noise and took Van Halen to a deeper, textured sound on Women and Children First.
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Paul Gilbert

Paul Gilbert Grabs a 6-String to Analyze Van Halen II Cut by Cut

December 10, 2020
The shred master talks about how EVH ignited his playing, and his latest hobby: playing David Lee Roth’s vocal lines on guitar.
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Dweezil Zappa

Presenting Runnin' with the Dweezil, the Most In-Depth Van Halen Podcast Ever

November 17, 2020
Guests including Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Nuno Bettencourt, Paul Gilbert, Billy Corgan, Mark Tremonti, Jennifer Batten, George Lynch, and A Different Kind of Truth Producer John Shanks will discuss the historical impact of Edward Van Halen with host Dweezil Zappa.
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Eddie Van Halen

Lifetime Super Fans Remember Brushes with EVH

October 9, 2020
Way Huge founder Jeorge Tripps and journalist Matt Blackett share stories of hanging, laughing with, and getting schooled by the late guitar god.
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Dweezil Zappa: “Edward Van Halen Himself Was Lightning in a Bottle”

October 8, 2020
A lifelong friend and student of EVH grieves the loss of a once-in-a-lifetime artist who fused musicality, precision, and groove with an architect’s vision.
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In Memoriam: Edward Lodewijk Van Halen

October 7, 2020
Gold necklaces, contraband mags, and backstage near-run-ins: How the guitar god helped shape the life of PG’s editorial director in far more than just guitar playing.
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Hooked: Russian Circles' Mike Sullivan on Van Halen's "Panama"

June 16, 2020
Thanks to an older brother and the iconic 1984 album, the post-rock instrumentalist reminisces about his first "gig" on his parent's porch with a tee-ball stand and tennis racket.
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Tuning Up: The Best Van Halen Song of All Time

March 26, 2019
First cranked in the 8-track player of his parents’ ’79 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight, this tune epitomizes the glory of early Van Halen for PG’s head honcho.
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EVH

EVH Announces the Striped Series Shark Model

January 30, 2019
A model based on the iconic striped guitar that Eddie Van Halen debuted during the first Van Halen tour in 1978.
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First Look: EVH 5150 Chorus

July 9, 2018
Watch John Bohlinger play "Oh, Pretty Woman," "Finish What Ya Started," and a handful of his own licks to test out the swoosh box loosely based on the Roland DC-30.
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SNAMM '18 - MXR EVH 5150 Chorus & Dyna Comp Deluxe Demos

June 28, 2018
See how the guitar god's latest signature swoosh machine sounds and what's under the hood on the revamped squeeze box.
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EVH Unveils the Wolfgang Special HT and Stripe Series Star Guitars

January 22, 2015
The Star features a single EVH direct-mount pickup with single master volume control.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Van Halen-ish Hillbilly Licks

January 7, 2015
The PG review-demo master and regular Rig Rundown host shows you the power of open strings in a backwoods variation of Van Halen-style riffs.
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Eddie Van Halen

Electric Etudes: Eddie Van Halen Techniques

December 13, 2014
Learn essential licks from one of the most influential guitarists of all time.
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David Lee Roth Voices Frustration with Van Halen

February 13, 2013
Roth says, "Truth be told, Edward and I haven''t written a new song in 20 years."
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Gallery: Van Halen Live Gear 2012

August 10, 2012
Inside Eddie and Wolfgang''s rigs.
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Album Review: Van Halen - "A Different Kind of Truth"

Album Review: Van Halen - "A Different Kind of Truth"

February 7, 2012
A Different Kind of Truth—the band’s first full album with Roth in 28 years—is the type of truth that raises a lot of questions.
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Book Excerpt: Eddie Van Halen

Book Excerpt: Eddie Van Halen

November 15, 2011
Veteran photographer Neil Zlozower and Chronicle Books take us back in time with this exclusive excerpt of the new book about the man who changed guitar forever.
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