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Van Halen Album Release Date Revealed

The day after Christmas, Van Halen teased long-suffering fans with the news of a 2012 tour, coupled with new performance footage and a mysterious graphic saying only “2.7.12″ — and ever since, we’ve been trying to figure out what it all means.

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Van Halen Embarking on 2012 Tour

Van Halen fans may or may not get a new album in 2012, but one thing’s for sure: the band will return to the road for the first time in four years.

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New Van Halen Album Now Rumored for Early 2012

For fans of Van Halen‘s original lineup, the band’s last three decades or so have been punctuated with more than a few frustrations and disappointments, including their brief reunion with David Lee Roth in 1996, bassist Michael Anthony’s rudely handled dismissal, and an overall lack of new music since a pair of new tracks were appended to the double-disc ‘Best of Both Worlds’ compilation way back in 2004.

Roth has been back in the band since 2006, with rumors of a new album persistently surfacing over the last five years. The buzz has grown louder than ever this year, and for awhile, it looked like this might finally be the year Van Halen came back — but it looks like we’ll have to keep on waiting.

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Van Halen Press Conference To Announce Their New Tour
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Van Halen New Album Rumor Round-Up

We still haven't seen any official announcements from the band, but it's clear that something is happening in the world of Van Halen -- and the latest mini-flurry of VH activity, which includes the band's first official Facebook page and a warning from vocalist David Lee Roth to 'get ready...,' has sparked a new round of rumors regarding their long-awaited new album.

The new collection, which will be Van Halen's first full-length album since 1998's 'III' and first with Roth since way back in '1984,' has reportedly been finished with an assortment of producers led by John Shanks. Now, rumors are pointing to a fall release.

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10 Best Opening Lyrics [VIDEO]

Our new favorite website, ultimate classicrock.com,  has a story on the 10 best opening lyrics of all time.  Eric Clapton, ZZ Top, Led Zepplin, and Van Halen were all included on the list.  More after the jump.

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Van Halen ‘Drop Dead Legs’ A FaceBook Request

96X Rock-A-Holics we had a FaceBook conversation about what song 'should' be dedicated to all those fantastic, amazing creatures we call "mom" -- this is the result!  Happy Mother's Day!

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Rolling Stone ‘Best Albums of the 80′s’ [VIDEO]

So Rolling Stone recently polled their readers and asked them what they thought was the best album of the ‘80s. U2’s The Joshua Tree scored the most votes, edging out Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction and Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA came in fourth, AC/DC’s Back in Black took the number six spot and Metallica’s Master of Puppets wound up in tenth. See the whole list at RollingStone.com.

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Sammy Hagar Claims He Has Twice Been Contacted By Aliens

During an interview to promote his memoir, "Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock" Sammy Hagar claimed he has twice made contact with extra-terrestrials.

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Sammy Hagar: Eddie Van Halen is a “Fruitcake”

More details are coming out about Sammy Hagar’s autobiography, Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock, which hits shelves next week.  According to Blabbermouth.net, in the book, Hagar says that Eddie Van Halen is a “fruitcake,” explaining that Eddie claimed to have cured himself of cancer by “having pieces of his tongue liquefied and injected into his body.” Read more when the book comes out on Tuesday.

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Van Halen Press Conference To Announce Their New Tour
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Roth Working With Van Halen On New Album

Can I get a "Hell Yes!"  rollingstone.com is reporting today that Van Halen is working on a new album with David Lee Roth as their front man for the first time in 27 years!

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