have been added to the list of nominees for the 2013 People's Choice Awards.
They will compete with the likes of Green Day
, Linkin Park
, The Black Keys
and Mumford & Sons
in the "Favorite Band" category.
The People's Choice awards is the only major ceremony to rely on fan votes to award artists in the field of music, movies and TV. You can place your votes over on the People's Choice website
Van Halen are currently out of action while Eddie Van Halen
is recovering from his brush with death
in September. He had been experimenting with a spicy Cayenne-based diet which promises fast weight-loss, but it almost killed him when it reacted badly in his intestines. One source described it as "an explosion in his intestines
At the time, the band estimated that he would take at least six months to fully recover.
Meanwhile, his son Wolfgang
recently bumped into pop group One Direction
, but found their attitude offensive.
"Fun fact: Was just insulted by that sh--ty boy band OneDirection in the lobby of our hotel this morning! No joke. That ACTUALLY happened," he tweeted. "They must call themselves that because all of their hair points in One Direction
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