FAN HALEN perform's Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher" Live in front of their iconic Video...

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FAN HALEN Rocks AXS TV's "The World's Greatest Tribute Bands"!

On October 14, 2014 Fan Halen was honored to perform on National TV, which was broadcast "live" to 45 Million homes, on Mark Cubin's AXS TV Channel. We performed a 1-hour blistering set of "classic" Van Halen from the World Famous Whisky a-go-go, which could not have been more fitting since Van Halen got their start there nearly 40 years ago! Check out some videos, pictures and reviews from the show...

 

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Warner Bros. Records Honors FAN HALEN for our "precision and near perfect replication" of VAN HALEN!

Back in February of 2013 Warner Bros. Records came out to The Viper Room on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood to Film and Interview FAN HALEN...What an honor and a privilege!



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FAN HALEN Once again performs for over 12,000 Rock Fans at the JACK FM "Throwback" Tribute Festival in Dallas, TX!

Check out this GoPro Video of FAN HALEN performing "Panama" from this show...

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Check out this GREAT review of FAN HALEN in VEGAS ROCKS! Magazine from our show at the Cannery Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas…

“…They not only had the sound of Van Halen down, but the look and the actions as well. I found it quite impressive to see a guitarist (Derek Fuller) who actually looked like Eddie Van Halen playing a guitar exactly like Eddie’s and hitting every note on “Eruption”. …with FAN HALEN there was just a lot of fun to be had remembering the good old days of early Van Halen and David Lee Roth..."

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FAN HALEN rings in the New Year headlining the Viper Room in Hollywood, CA on the World Famous Sunset Strip, the Epicenter of all things Rock-n-Roll! – It was a night of nostalgia as the band dressed in their late '70's Van Halen era outfits and played mostly songs off Van Halen's first two records opening with "Light Up The Sky"...there were dancing girls, guys in outrageous '80's "glam" costumes, alcohol fueled mayhem (it was an open bar afterall) all grinding to the jungle rhythms of "early" Van Halen...ah yes, the way the Sunset Strip was meant to be!

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WARNER BROS. MUSIC is filming a documentary on tribute bands that will feature FAN HALEN!Warner Bros. filmed and interviewed FAN HALEN at their SOLD OUT show at the Viper Room in Hollywood. Details about the film coming soon!

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FAN HALEN hangin' out with Kevin "Dugie" Dugan – The Man, The Myth, The Legendary Bass Technician Extraordinaire and Michael Anthony’s Right Hand Man! GREAT Guy and Funny as Hell!!!

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FAN HALEN featured on Millennium Tribute to Van Halen CD!!!On July 10th, 2012, Versailles Records will release 'Take Your Whiskey Home: A Millennium Tribute to Van Halen - 1978 - 1984,' featuring current/former members of Jeff Scott Soto (Journey), Jake E. Lee (Ozzy Osbourne Band / Badlands), Jimmy Crespo (Aerosmith), Stephen Pearcy (RATT), Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot, W.A.S.P.), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath / Heaven & Hell / DIO), Rowan Robertson (DIO), American Dog (featuring members of Dangerous Toys / Salty Dog), and FAN HALEN!


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Triple M Classic Rock Radio Station in Australia names FAN HALEN one of the World's Top 10 "Best Tribute Bands Ever"! Triple M Radio did an exhaustive search to identify the World's Best Tribute Bands based on how close the tribute band looks and sounds like the original artist. See all 10 Tribute bands on Triple M's List HERE

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Our very own Derek "Fan Halen" is in yet another Guitar Magazine! This time he's in the April 2012 Guitar World Magazine featuring Edward Van Halen on the cover and "The 50 Greatest Van Halen Songs of All Time!" Find Derek in the "Defenders of the Faith" section...

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Our very own Derek "Fan Halen" on the Cover of Guitarist Magazine! Derek is featured in the cover story "WE CAN BE HEROES - How To Be In A Tribute Band & Earn Serious Money." Details about this issue can be found by clicking here---> Guitarist Magazine  The Magazine will be on newstands starting Friday, December 16 2011.

To read Derek's full interview "click" the magzine below...

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For the Third Year in a row FAN HALEN rings in the New Year in Downtown Las Vegas with over 30,000 crazed revelers! 2011 has been an Amazing year for Fan Halen as we traveled all over the U.S. including Michigan, Texas, Georgia, Missouri, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Ohio, and of course many shows in our home state of California. We also visited Canada for six incredible shows! We met a lot of great people and have made many new friends along the way! We performed at the biggest show of our career in front of 12,000 in Dallas, TX this past July at the Gexa Pavilion, we're on the cover and featured in an International Guitar Magazine and we performed on TV News in Los Angeles and Las Vegas...what a year indeed! 2012 promises to be even bigger and better! We have many shows already booked and a really big surprise that we'll be unveiling soon. THANK YOU for all your support...we look very forward to ROCKIN' with you all in 2012!

Click picture below for more photos of FAN HALEN on New Year's Eve 2012 in Las Vegas (pictures courtesy of Jeff Serpa)

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FAN HALEN is bar none the "World's Most Authentic Tribute to Van Halen." Every video FAN HALEN puts up on YouTube receives the following "warning" because the music sounds so close to the original! "Your video of FAN HALEN has content ID that matches and is owned or licensed by Warner Chappell." Listen for yourself...

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"I have found the best David Lee Roth around." This is what was proclaimed in a recent review of FAN HALEN's show at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach on Sept. 10th. "Fan Halen was awesome. Like, if you’re a real hardcore Van Halen fan (pre-Van Hagar) you will love this band." The review was especially complimentary of our David Lee Roth impersonator, Ernie Berru, saying "This guy was amazing. His smile and stage banter were spot-on David Lee Roth. He hits the high notes that DLR hasn’t hit since he was in the studio recording songs like Runnin’ With The Devil." We couldn't agree more...FAN HALEN has the best Diamond Dave impersonator there is!!!

 

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FAN HALEN performs for over 12,000 Rock Fans at the JACK FM "Throwback" Tribute Festival in Dallas, TX! Here is a Review of our show from the Fort Worth, TX Examiner (click here for entire review):

...Van Halen tribute band Fan Halen took the stage. Sporting all the looks and details right down to the clothing, the band nailed every song they played. Lead guitarist Derek Fuller did his best Eddie Van Halen impressions with screaming solos, finger tapping, and improvisations that would make even Edward proud. Opening their set with Panama, it was quickly obvious they were well versed in the Van Halen language of instrument tones and respect for the originals without straying away from the true sound of the song itself. Even the lead singer (Ernie Berru) was able to have the right moves of David Lee Roth including the signature jumps, twists and turns. Throw in some audience participation from the Diamond Dave impersonator, and it amounted to an awesome show that brought the crowd to its feet. -Mike Taylor

**Click Photo below for more pictures of this incredible festival (Pictures Courtesy Robert Reddy)

Offical JACK-FM Throwback Video (Click HERE for X-Large HD Version)

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FAN HALEN mini HOUSE OF BLUES Tour! See Dates Below...

April 16, 2011 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA - Headliner

May 27, 2011 - House of Blues - Hollywood, CA - Headliner

June 24, 2011 - House of Blues - Houston, TX - Headliner

July 1, 2011 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA

July 7, 2011 - House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV - Headliner

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FAN HALEN Rocks Good Day L.A. on FOX 11! (**please note that the singer in this video is no longer with Fan Halen and has been replaced)

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! FAN HALEN Brought in the New Year just as

we did last year with 30,000 of our closest friends in Downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street!

2011 Promises to be the Best Year in FAN HALEN's career with some incredible shows already lined up, even bigger stage production, new "classic" Van Halen songs added to the set list, and LOTS OF SUPRISES! Stay tuned and as always thank you for all your support! 

Click picture below for more photos from NYE Las Vegas Show. Photos courtesy Fields Photography

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FAN HALEN featured in Vegas Rocks Magazine!

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FAN HALEN nominated as one of the TOP Tribute Acts to perform in LAS VEGAS! As many of you know FAN HALEN performs regularly in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Hilton, Station Casinos, House of Blues and Fremont Street. FAN HALEN has been nominated by VEGAS ROCKS! MAGAZINE as one of the top Tribute Acts and we'll be at the awards show at the Las Vegas Hilton to celebrate on Sunday, August 22nd. Click logo below for all the details...

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FAN HALEN WINS BATTLE OF THE TRIBUTE BANDS! Five of Southern California’s best tribute bands went head-to-head in Downtown Long Beach for the 2nd annual Battle of The Tribute Bands. Competing this year was Pyromania, Blonde-Day, Inxs-Ive (3rd Place), Blasphemous Rumours (2nd Place) and of course FAN HALEN. We are so humbled and thankful to have won as all the bands were so great and performed their hearts out. Thank you to all the people who supported FAN HALEN and went absolutely crazy during our set! Click HERE for an article from the Long Beach Daily 49er Newspaper for a complete recap... Also click picture of band below for more pictures from the event...

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SAN DIEGO County Fair Was Dancing The Night Away! Capacity crowd at the Coors Light Rock-On Stage! Thank you San Diego for an Amazing Night!

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FAN HALEN Rocks The Las Vegas Hilton AGAIN! Fan Halen Rocked the Las Vegas Hilton again on June 2nd and had over 1,500 frenzy Van Halen "FAN"atics in attendance! Click image below for more pictures (pictures courtesy of Field's Photography)

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FAN HALEN Show Review by Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of "MetalAssault.com" from our show at the Hollywood House of Blues on January 22, 2010

The next band were the ever-entertaining Fan Halen, tribute to the David Lee Roth era, the classic Van Halen. I had seen them a couple of times as a support band before, and this time as well they managed to get the crowd warmed up for the headline act to follow. I had never gotten so close to the stage for their shows before, and from what I saw I can definitely say that the Jack Daniels that they drink on stage, straight from the bottle, is the real thing and in the words of Fan Halen's vocalist, 'this ain't no Motley Crue tribute!' Its almost painful to watch them do it, specially the bassist who gulps it down for at least 10 seconds non-stop. Other than that, it was a good show from them overall. I loved their 'Hot For Teacher' cover and guitarist Derek Fuller did excellently well on the Eruption solo.

Here's what I remember from their set list:

  1. You Really Got Me

  2. Atomic Punk

  3. Running With The Devil

  4. Sammy Hagar tease

  5. Hot For Teacher

  6. Eruption

  7. Ain't Talkin' Bout Love

  8. Bottoms Up/drum solo

 

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FAN HALEN Rocks The Las Vegas Hilton! Fan Halen Rocks the same stage The King Of Rock-n-Roll ELVIS PRESELY performed on! FAN HALEN Returns to the Las Vegas Hilton on June 2, 2010! Click Image for YouTube Video...

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FAN HALEN Interview in AZ Weekly! Click Image to go to article...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! FAN HALEN brings in the New Year in Downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street with more than 30,000 revelers! FAN HALEN awakes the next morning to find they're on the FRONT PAGE of the Las Vegas Review-Journal (click photo below for additional pictures; Click here for link to the entire news story).

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FAN HALEN in Vegas Rocks Magazine!

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FAN HALEN is back from their World Tour! OK, maybe we didn't tour the World but we certainly covered a lot of ground as we performed some AMAZING shows that took us to Honolulu Hawaii at the Pipeline Cafe, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Orlando, Florida House of Blues and then finally this past weekend at the Anaheim and San Diego House of Blues. Thank you to everyone who came out to rock with us, we truly appreciate your support! Check out the awesome slide show from our Anaheim House of Blues show courtesy of Greg Zook, Zook Studios (www.zookart.com) by clicking picture...Also check out some new video by clicking HERE

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FAN HALEN at the Universal City Walk review from All-Access Magazine:

The Universal City Walk is having a “Citywalk Summer Block Party” with free entertainment nightly, all summer long, and have a stage set up right across from the Hard Rock Cafe. I checked out Fan Halen, tribute to Van Halen, at their early 8:00PM show on Friday, July 24th. The crowd was diverse, consisting of ALL ages, many in Van Halen/Fan Halen T-shirts, and quite a few people who had just wandered up.

Brian Geller definitely looked the part of David Lee Roth…from his long blonde hair to his spandex, kicks and puckered lips. Derek Fuller took on Eddie Van Halen’s role, smiling the entire time as he knocked out killer riff after riff on his signature guitar and even had a couple jumps of his own. Bass player George DuBose was a lot of fun, and ended the set with a Jack Daniels bass like Michael Anthony is known for. Drummer Larry Cornwall played a shirtless Alex, hitting hard and heavy on his double-bass kit.

Songs included “Unchained,” “Runnin’ with the Devil,” “Dance the Night Away,” “You Really Got Me,” and “Hot for Teacher.” Before playing “Panama,” “Roth” told us that he went to Universal Studios that day and ran into a “kid” in a Van Halen shirt who said that he could play better than the guitar player that they have. 15 year old C.C. entered the stage, or should I say stole the stage, to rock out for “Panama.” It took him a minute to warm up, but before you knew it he was all over the stage, fists in the air, getting the crowd to scream for more.

Later in the set, “Roth” pointed out that they ONLY cover “classic Van Halen” songs with David Lee Roth. As he was saying this, the rest of the band started playing a SAMMY HAGAR song, “There’s Only One Way to Rock!” After getting quite a reaction out of “Roth” and the crowd, they started into “Jamie’s Crying.”

Encore “Jump” was the perfect song to end their 45 minute set, which was packed full of hits. Fan Halen has a lot of fun with their show, including multiple costume changes, energetic stage presence and even a little comedy. The crowd seemed satisfied, and I know they will be coming back for more!

 

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FAN HALEN in Top 10 "Best Tribute Bands Ever!" and "Most Fanatical." Check them both out here by clicking pictures...

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FAN HALEN Rips Up ROCKLAHOMA! FAN HALEN closed out this year's Rocklahoma Festival and performed to a HUGE and VERY excited crowd on the "Sunset Strip" Stage. Other artist that performed at Rocklahoma this year included Twisted Sister, Ratt, Night Ranger, Anthrax, Stryper, Jackyl, Skid Row and Great White to name just a few.  We had a blast meeting all the other bands as well as so many great rock fans...we hope to be back next year to this premier event!

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FAN HALEN Rocks the Midwest! What a weekend as FAN HALEN rocks the House of Blues with back-to-back shows in Chicago and Cleveland. One thing is for sure, the Midwest loves their HALEN! (pictures courtesy Jeffery Zika Photography...click here for more pictures)

 

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FAN HALEN to perform at ROCKLAHOMA! Rocklahoma held in Pryor, Oklahoma and called by many throughout the world as the "Woodstock of Eighties Rock Music." The lineup on each of the three days is as follows:

Thursday: Anthrax, Saxon, Overkill, Metal Church and Leatherwolf.

Friday: Ratt, Night Ranger, Warrant, Danger Danger, Helix and Hurricane Alice

Saturday:
Stryper, Thin Lizzy, KIX, KEEL, Gypsy Pistoleros, plus two to be announced.

Sunday: Twisted Sister, Skid Row, Great White, Nelson, Bonfire and Vixen
 
Lineup for the side stages include: Beautiful Creatures, LA Guns featuring Tracii Gun, Britney Fox, Bang Tango, Lillian Axe, Faster Pussycat, Fan Halen, Herman Rarebell of the Scorpions and friends, Terry Glaze formally of Pantera, Silent Rage, Warrior, Pair A Dice, Julliet

Both Playboy and Rolling Stone in 2008 called Rocklahoma one of the top festivals that should not be missed.

To order tickets online go to www.feverfest.com, charge by phone at 1-866-310-2288

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What a night in New Orleans! FAN HALEN showed up to the House of Blues only to find most of the French Quarter without electricity. We were told it would be back on by 7:30PM but at 8:00PM we were still in the dark. We left and went back to our hotel disappointed that we were not going to be able to Rock Louisiana. At 8:15PM the French Quarter lit up like a Roman Candle and we were on the stage by 9:45PM rocking to an awesome crowd!

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FAN HALEN Rocks The House! Thank you to everyone who came out and rocked with us at the Downtown Disney HOUSE OF BLUES! It was a great night of "Classic" VAN HALEN! ***Click Image for more pictures (courtesty AlbertR at http://www.albertr.com/)

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Las Vegas was On Fire with FAN HALEN at the Green Valley Ranch Resort! What a great show and what a great crowd, we can't wait to rock with you all again...see you soon! Click images to see more...

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What a Night at the HOUSE OF BLUES Dallas, Texas! Thank you for the warm welcome and the Texas hospitality! We'll see you again soon! Click picture to see more...

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HOUSE OF BLUES Las Vegas was Dancing the Night Away! Thank you to all who made it to the FAN HALEN show at the Mandalay Bay House of Blues...You guys ROCK!

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Welcome to the new FAN HALEN website!

After literally exploding onto the music scene during the late 70's, the Mighty Van Halen emerged as the hottest rock and roll band on the Sunset Strip. With the ever flamboyant Diamond David Lee Roth and guitarist extraordinaire Edward Van Halen spearheading their attack, Van Halen became the quintessential "party band."

By 1984 Van Halen had become the biggest and most popular rock and roll band in the world with their renowned stage performances and their incredible catalog of some the best and most familiar rock tunes ever performed live. If you were lucky enough to have seen Van Halen back in their hay day then you were witness to one of the most extraordinary live bands in the history of rock and roll, and if you didn't, you had really missed out. . .until now!

FAN HALEN brings back the party-time hard-rocking live music of "Classic" Van Halen with a true-to-life tribute to not only the band but the spirit of an era!

FAN HALEN sets the stage for a night with Dave, Eddie, Alex and Michael, in a transformation that has been described as amazingly authentic.

As for the music, these are the songs that are simply etched in our memory banks. Ain't Talkin' Bout Love, Jamies' Cryin', Dance The Night Away, Beautiful Girls, Panama, Hot For Teacher, and their number one hit, Jump. When they're performed live and with the spirit of the original, they take you back to a time when Van Halen shook the earth!