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Van Halen

United States · Group · 1972–present
Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.

The band went on to become major stars, and by the early 1980s they were one of the most successful rock acts of the time. 1984 was their most successful album. The lead single, "Jump", became an international hit and their only single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The following singles, "Panama" and "I'll Wait", both hit number 13 on the U.S. charts. The album went on to sell over 12 million copies in the U.S. alone. In 1985, the band replaced lead singer David Lee Roth with former Montrose lead vocalist Sammy Hagar. With Hagar, the group would release four U.S. number-one albums over the course of 11 years. Hagar left the band in 1996 shortly before the release of the band's first greatest hits collection, Best Of – Volume I. Former Extreme frontman Gary Cherone was quickly recruited as lead singer to replace Hagar, and Van Halen III was released in 1998. Cherone left the band in frustration in 1999 after the tour due to the poor commercial performance of the album. Read more »

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News

WOLFGANG VAN HALEN 'Doing It All' On First Solo Album

According to The Pulse Of Radio, VAN HALEN bassist Wolfgang Van Halen is reportedly "doing it all" on his upcoming solo album. Van Halen News Desk reported that Eddie Van Halen's son is playing all the drums, bass, guitars and keyboards himself, in...

EDDIE VAN HALEN Helps Bring Music Back To Schools

Eddie Van Halen has spoken to CNN about his work with Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, which supports music education and its many benefits through the donation and repair of musical instruments to under-served schools, community music programs and...

Videos

Van Halen Live - London, 1978 (Great Sound)
Van Halen Live 1978 - Bristol, England
Van Halen Live - 1978 Hanley, England
Van Halen Live - 1978 Manchester, England
Van Halen Live 1978 - Paris, France (Great Sound!)

Discography

A Different Kind of Truth
2012 Official Album
Metal Hammer Collection
2001 Official Album
Van Halen III
1998 Official Album
Balance
1995 Official Album
For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
1991 Official Album
OU812
1988 Official Album
5150
1986 Official Album
1984
1983 Official Album

Members

Former members

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