Eddie Van Halen's • Iconic 'FRANKENSTRAT' featuring a "22 fret Kramer neck". This original Stratocaster was artistically designed and created by Edward Van Halen himself! While performing in Van Halen, Ed's homemade "Axe" was widely recognized; swiftly soaring to a legendary status! Eddie then decided to team-up with Fender Musical
A regrouped Van Halen has announced an extensive 2012 American tour that will carry the four-piece rock band across the country over five months, including Los Angeles at the Staples Center in downtown and at the Honda Center in Anaheim. The band, featuring David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, and Eddie’s son Wolfgang Van Halen, will be touring in support of a new studio album called “A Different Kind of Truth.” Visit www.xplorela.com
this is an interview of Eddie Van Halen by Billboard magazine- it has a very interesting overview of the history of Van Halen, and also some in depth- knowledge on the band's social politics throughout the years.
Van Halen-1984: cover art by Margo Zafer Nahas,"The band had a somewhat nebulous idea having to do with four dancing chrome women.As Eddie and Alex Van Halen and David Lee Roth looked over my work they came across a painting I had done for a more personal project, an angel holding a cigarette. For the group, it was like love at first sight and the rest turned out to be album cover history.