Best Van Halen Albums: Their Studio Discography, Ranked And Reviewed
Blessed with Eddie Van Halen’s virtuosic skills, the best Van Halen albums amount to one of hard rock’s most enduring legacies.
‘Diver Down’: How Van Halen Flagged Up An Instant Classic
Recorded at lightning speed, Van Halen’s fifth album, ‘Diver Down’, boasted great music and hidden depths.
‘Van Halen III’: How Turmoil Led To Van Halen’s “Most Adventurous” Album
The band’s lone album with vocalist Gary Cherone, ‘Van Halen III’ marked a point where ‘Eddie found a new freedom in his writing’.
Best Van Halen Songs: 20 Hard Rock Classics That Broke All The Rules
From merciless metal riffs to synth-pop hooks, the best Van Halen songs outran the competition with their colossal hard-rock ferocity.
‘1984’: Revisiting Van Halen’s Prophetic Sixth Album
Recorded in a self-built studio and throwing keyboards in the mix, Van Halen’s ‘1984’ album took a bold leap and earned a handsome reward.
Jump: How Van Halen Leapt Ahead Of The Competition
Now recognised as a groundbreaking classic rock song, Jump is the signature hit that sent Van Halen supernova.
Van Halen Album Covers: All 12 Studio Artworks, Ranked And Reviewed
Whether using their iconic winged logo or imaginative illustrations, the best Van Halen album covers define classic rock music.
Fair Warning: Behind Van Halen’s Dark And Stormy Classic
Written amid personal tensions and professional frustrations, ‘Fair Warning’ saw Van Halen deliver their ‘hardest, most muscular album’.
How Van Halen’s Debut Album Invented Hair Metal
Capturing the power of their live shows, Van Halen’s debut album turned a bunch of Pasadena punks into hair-metal pioneers.
Eddie Van Halen: The Only Guitarist To Rival Jimi Hendrix?
From his two-hand tapping technique to innovations with amps and guitars, here’s how Eddie Van Halen rewrote the guitarist’s rulebook.
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