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Eddie Van Halen's Son: Show About Dad Is 'Pathetic'

Wolfgang calls out cable network's detailed look at rock star's illness

(Newser) - An episode of a Reelz docuseries immersed in the details of Eddie Van Halen's cancer death has drawn fury from the rock star's family. His son, Wolfgang Van Halen, called the program "pathetic and heartless." Actress Valerie Bertinelli, who was married to Eddie Van Halen for...

Showbiz Luminaries Mourn Eddie Van Halen

Tributes are pouring in for the rock legend

(Newser) - Eddie Van Halen, who died Tuesday at age 65 of cancer , is being mourned across the world of entertainment. The AP and other outlets round up reactions to the Van Halen guitarist's death:
  • “Heartbroken and speechless. My love to the family," tweeted Sammy Hagar.
  • “Sad to

Eddie Van Halen Dead at 65
Guitar Legend
Eddie Van Halen
Dead at 65

Guitar Legend Eddie Van Halen Dead at 65

He was the 'most influential guitarist of his generation'

(Newser) - One of the greatest rock guitarists of all time died Tuesday morning after a long battle with cancer. Wolfgang Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen's son and bandmate, confirmed his father's death in a tweet . "He was the best father I could ask for," he wrote. "...

Here's What Van Halen's Son Thinks of Billie Eilish's Ignorance of Van Halen

No big deal, he says: 'Music is supposed to bring us together, not divide us'

(Newser) - Billie Eilish had apparently never heard of Van Halen before Jimmy Kimmel brought up the iconic band during his interview of the singer, who is not quite 18, last month, and on Monday, Eddie Van Halen's son expressed his opinion on that. "If you haven’t heard of...

Van Halen Member Has Cancer—and a Theory

Eddie Van Halen has been flying to Germany for treatments

(Newser) - Legendary rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen has traveled to Germany for years to treat his throat cancer—for which he has an unusual explanation, TMZ reports. "I used metal picks—they're brass and copper—which I always held in my mouth, in the exact place where I got...

Eddie Van Halen Has Emergency Surgery

Band forced to postpone tour of Japan

(Newser) - Guitar great Eddie Van Halen has had emergency surgery for a digestive problem, and could be out of action for up to six months, reports People . The 57-year-old rocker suffered from a severe bout of diverticulitis, which involves an inflammation of the colon. His band Van Halen, which recently released...

Van Halen Touring, With Roth Singing

Band ready to rock again after Eddie's stint in rehab

(Newser) - Van Halen is back: The iconic rock band announced a tour yesterday featuring original members Eddie and Alex Van Halen and David Lee Roth. (Eddie’s son, Wolfgang Van Halen, replaced original bassist Michael Anthony in 2007.) The band has had its problems—the Los Angeles Times cites “...

Van Halen: Roth Reunion Solid, New Music on Way
Van Halen: Roth Reunion Solid, New Music on Way

Van Halen: Roth Reunion Solid, New Music on Way

(Newser) - After grossing $93 million on tour with former frontman David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen tells Rolling Stone he wants the band back together permanently: “Dave was a blast. And next time we go out, we’re going to have some new stuff, too.” He plans a summer...

Sibling Rivalry Still Driving Van Halen

Eddie and Alex started young, and still finding ways to hold it together on tour

(Newser) - Eddie Van Halen took time out from touring to ruminate on the band and his guitar virtuosity with Rolling Stone. Turns out, the Van Halen brothers actually started out on opposite instruments: “I bought myself a drum kit, and my mom convinced my brother Alex to take flamenco-guitar lessons....

Van Halen, Roth to Reunite
Van Halen, Roth to Reunite

Van Halen, Roth to Reunite

Rock legends to kick off comeback tour; former frontman back after 22 years

(Newser) - The iconic 80's Rock group Van Halen will set off on a comeback tour this fall—this time with original frontman David Lee Roth. Roth hasn't performed live with his former bandmates since leaving in a huff in 1985, but stresses it's a new era for the group. "This...

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