August 31, 2012 - Following a summer of cancellations, Van Halen has closed the curtain on its 2012 world tour by canceling the final two Japanese shows originally slated for November due to health issues with Eddie Van Halen.
January 22, 2007 - Eddie Van Halen made a Friday (1/19) appearance at the annual NAMM convention in Anaheim, CA, during which he and Fender Guitar unveiled a limited-edition replica of the guitarist’s famous red-black-and-white striped guitar.
December 7, 2005 - Wal-Mart reports that more than 1 million copies of the new six-disc box set " Garth Brooks: The Limited Series”--6 million discs in all--have been sold at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores since the collection's Nov. 23 release.
April 27, 2001 - Edward Van Halen issued a statement on Thursday night (4/26) confirming that he has cancer. The news comes 11 months after the legendary guitarist first said that he was participating in a clinical trial to prevent cancer at a renowned cancer hospital in Houston; hospital spokespeople said at that time that Van Halen did not have the disease.
November 14, 1999 - David Lee Roth received 11 threatening email messages while he and his DLR Band were in Lubbock, Texas, to perform last Tuesday (11/9), according to a report his bodyguard filed with Lubbock police. The concert went on as scheduled, and no other dates have been affected.