Van Halen. Their earliest hits can still be heard on a daily basis on radio stations worldwide, and they still manage to sell out arenas wherever they go! Though they’ve managed to keep an audience of diehard fans throughout the years, hardly anyone will disagree that the early Van Halen years - the late 1970s to early 1980s - were their best in terms of songwriting, concerts and overall sensationalism. With that in mind, we are thrilled about the amazing collection of - predominantly early - Van Halen LPs, posters, concert t-shirts, photos and promotional items available in the Rock Gods and Metal Monsters Auction! With over 70+ unique Van Halen lots in the auction, we thought it would be nice to highlight a few that will turn some heads.
VAN HALEN 1978 DEBUT ALBUM SIGNED BY ALL 4 MEMBERS
It doesn't get much better than this; Van Halen's debut album from 1978, boldly signed with a silver marker by all four original members; Eddie, Alex, Michael and David. As far as signed Van Halen memorabilia goes, this is one of the premier items to own. The album - which is a promotional copy - shows very light sleeve wear and is overall in EX- condition.
|1978 Van Halen Debut Album - Fully Signed by all 4 Members|
VAN HALEN 1979 EDDIE VAN HALEN SIGNED PUBLICITY PHOTO
This 8 x 10" original black and white Eddie Van Halen publicity photo is signed by Eddie with a fine red marker. The photo is in Good overall condition, however, has a stain along the left border and slight discoloration likely from sun exposure.
|Eddie Van Halen 1979 Signed Publicity Photo|
VAN HALEN DAVID LEE ROTH 1982 L.A. CONCERT WORN T-SHIRT
During their September 10, 1982 show at the L.A. Forum in Inglewood, California, David pulled off this original tour shirt and tossed it in the front rows.....and by sheer miracle, we were able to find an original 3 x 5 inch photo from that show, taken just minutes before the shirt went flying.
The shirt is - as one might expect - all caught up along the neck and sides, with the sleeves complete missing. There's a bit of dirt along the bottom (likely from the ensuing battle for the shirt) but with a historic relic such as this, the condition hardly seems relevant. With practically no stage worn attire of Van Halen ever offered in public, it goes without saying that this is a rare opportunity to own something that actually donned DLR's neck!
|1982 David Lee Roth Concert Worn T-Shirt...or what is left of it!|
|1982 David Lee Roth Concert Worn T-Shirt - Backside|
VAN HALEN 1979 LOS ANGELES FORUM CONCERT USED BEACH BALL
an Halen played the final show of their Van Halen II Tour at the L.A. Forum on October 7, 1979. During the encore, roadies on either side of the stage threw a bunch of beach balls onto the stage, several of which ended up in the front rows. This was the first, last and only time Van Halen ever used these beach balls in concert! Featured here is one of those original beach balls from that concert! This lot is made complete with an original 8 x 10" color photo of David Lee Roth onstage at the concert a midst a pile of beach balls.
|1979 Van Halen Concert - DLR with the Beach Balls on Stage|
|1979 Van Halen Concert Used Beach Ball|
VAN HALEN 1977 - 1981 VINTAGE LIVE ALBUM COLLECTION
Featured here is a fine collection of vintage rare Van Halen live albums! Included are:
* 1977 - Atomic Punks - Live at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium 12/20/77 (EX/ EX)
* 1977 - Die Laughing - Pasadena, CA 12/20/77 (VG+/ EX)
* 1977 - Van Halen Live - Pasadena, CA 12/20/77 (VG/ EX)
* 1978 - Suspicious Performance - Pasadena Live Concert (EX/ VG)
* 1979 - Japan Tour (In original shrink wrap, VG+/ EX+)
* 1980 - Special Offer (London Rainbow Ballroom, 2-LP, EX/ VG)
* 1980 - The Good, The Bad & Van Halen (Live at the London Rainbow Ballroom, 2-LP, EX/ VG+)
* 1981 - L.A. Sports Arena (2-LP, clear red vinyl, upper left corner sleeve damage, EX/ Good)
* 1981 - L.A. Sports Arena (2-LP, black vinyl, severe upper left corner damage, EX/ Fair)
|Pictured is Van Halen's "The Good, The Bad & Van Halen" 1980 Album|
VAN HALEN 1979 VINTAGE & RARE BAND T-SHIRT
This 1979 Van Halen band t-shirt is a Medium that measures 17" from armpit to armpit, 24" from top to bottom and is in VG condition.
|Vintage 1979 Rare Van Halen Band T-Shirt|
VAN HALEN 1979 LIVE ON TOUR GLITTER SHIRT
This really cool 1979 Van Halen 'Live On Tour' glitter shirt is a 2-sided Large that measures 19" from armpit to armpit, 22" from top to bottom and is in overall VG condition.
|Van Halen 1979 Live on Tour Glitter shirt|
This is a rare and unique original 1982 concert poster for the Chicago UIC Pavilion, featuring Loverboy (Grand Opening), Scorpions, Iron Maiden and Van Halen. Measuring 7 1/4 x 14", this small poster bears light corner and surface wear but is in overall Good condition.
|1982 Van Halen, Iron Maiden & Scorpions Poster|
VAN HALEN RARE MICHAEL ANTHONY & E.V.H. GUITAR PICK LOT
This is a lot of 6 rare Van Halen guitar picks! There is one Eddie Van Halen concert-used guitar pick in the lot, which is white on tortoise and shows several grooves on the left side of the pick from Eddie's pick sliding. !! The remaining picks in the lot are all unused Michael Anthony picks. There is 1 black on orange, 2 white on red and 2 black on off-white Michael Anthony picks.
|Super Rare E.V.H. and Michael Anthony Guitar Pick Lot|
VAN HALEN / ALEX VAN HALEN 1990s CONCERT USED DRUMSTICKS
Featured here is not a complete pair of used Alex Van Halen drumsticks, rather, 2 different sticks individually concert-used by the legendary rock drummer. Both sticks are Regal Alex Van Halen signature sticks, but different types of sticks. The first is a traditional drumstick that has two very distinct ends - a handgrip end, and the tip. This stick measures roughly 17 1/2" and shows very light use, though it is covered in little dark marks that give the illusion of being more heavily used.
The second stick is a 'butt ends' style of stick, meaning both ends of the stick can be used as the handgrip. This stick measures roughly 15" and shows much heavier use, including wood splintering. Together, these sticks would look great displayed with a nice signed Van Halen photo or LP! Be sure to look at all the rest of our awesome Van Halen lots in this auction! Rock on!
This preview is really just the tip of iceberg! With so many great Van Halen lots in the auction, we’re positive there will be something to catch your eye. Be sure to check out all the Van Halen lots by clicking Van Halen in the Featured Artists section!
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