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‘I’m sure I would have remembered': Eddie Van Halen denies asking to join Kiss in the 1980s

Gene Simmons reignited an old debate yesterday when he told Rolling Stone that he’d once talked Eddie Van Halen out of joining Kiss in the early 1980s. Thing is, Van Halen himself says that never happened.

Forgotten series: Various Artists – Everybody Wants Some [Of Van Halen ...] (1997)

Forgotten series: Various Artists – Everybody Wants Some [Of Van Halen ...] (1997)

Back in the middle of the years when so-called Classic Rock was born, our perceptions of rock stars was somewhat different than today. They seemed larger than life; dangerous, even.

‘He’s a great bass player': Incredibly, Michael Anthony holds no ill will toward Wolfgang Van Halen

‘He’s a great bass player': Incredibly, Michael Anthony holds no ill will toward Wolfgang Van Halen

Michael Anthony says he was watching a news conference about the reformation of Van Halen like everyone else when he found out that he’d been replaced by Wolfgang Van Halen

‘He doesn’t sit there and noodle around': Sammy Hagar’s favorite guitarist is not Eddie Van Halen

‘He doesn’t sit there and noodle around': Sammy Hagar’s favorite guitarist is not Eddie Van Halen

It’s a particularly difficult question for Sammy Hagar — who, after all, has worked alongside Ronnie Montrose, Eddie Van Halen and Joe Satriani, among others: Of the guitarists you’ve played with, who is your favorite?

Gimme Five: Sammy Hagar songs with Van Halen that don’t, you know, suck

Gimme Five: Sammy Hagar songs with Van Halen that don’t, you know, suck

We’ve been excoriated by fans of Van Halen, after the band’s Sucks Series entry somehow ignored Sammy Hagar. This new list, of course, won’t help. Still, we’d like to make the argument for those times when Van Hagar was pretty good.

‘I warned him in the beginning': Kiss’ Gene Simmons predicted trouble for Van Halen, David Lee Roth

Gene Simmons confirms that Eddie Van Halen, frustrated over his relationship with David Lee Roth, approached him about joining Kiss in the early 1980s. The timing was right, too, as Simmons and Co. were working without a guitarist on Creatures of the Night.

‘Ed, he turned on me, man': Sammy Hagar opens up about the split with Van Halen

‘Ed, he turned on me, man': Sammy Hagar opens up about the split with Van Halen

The rift between Sammy Hagar and his bandmates has become the stuff of legend, up to and include their fractured induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — which saw only Hagar and Michael Anthony appear. But is it all made up?

Gimme Five: Songs where Van Halen, well, sucked

Gimme Five: Songs where Van Halen, well, sucked

Criticizing Van Halen for the times it were too corny or over-the-top almost feels disingenuous. After all, the band’s legend was founded on their blend of dizzying virtuosity with pervy jokester asides.

‘He’s a spontaneous cat, you know': Producer Andy Johns still marvels at Eddie Van Halen’s inventiveness

‘He’s a spontaneous cat, you know': Producer Andy Johns still marvels at Eddie Van Halen’s inventiveness

Producer Andy Johns has worked with Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones, but he never saw anything like Eddie Van Halen — who displayed a genius for guitar and every-day home tools during sessions for 1991’s For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.

As Eddie Van Halen continues to recover, Van Halen resets concert dates in Japan for 2013

As Eddie Van Halen continues to recover, Van Halen resets concert dates in Japan for 2013

Recent positive reports of Eddie Van Halen’s recovery from surgery following a nasty case of diverticulitis have proven true: Van Halen has rescheduled the Japanese shows that were postponed in the wake of the guitarist’s health scare.