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Pasadena, California, United States (1972 – present)

Van Halen is a band which formed in 1972 in Pasadena, California, United States. The band was originally called Mammoth and changed their name to Van Halen by 1974. The band’s first studio album, “Van Halen”, released in 1978, is widely regarded as a milestone in rock music. With this first release, the band, featuring David Lee Roth on vocals, Michael Anthony on bass, and Dutch-born Edward Van Halen on guitars (and also keyboards later) and brother Alex Van Halen on drums, established itself as a leader in the emerging and commercially successful U. S. music genre of the 1980s. In particular, Eddie Van Halen quickly gained widespread notoriety for his technical prowess and musical sensibility. Almost overnight, he was touted as one of the most innovative and influential American rock and roll guitarists.

From 1978 to 1998 the band released 11 studio albums (with David Lee Roth until 1984, Sammy Hagar from 1986 to 1995 and Gary Cherone from 1998 to 1999), all of which broke the Top 20 spot of the Billboard 200 music charts. Their biggest hit, “Jump”, reached #1 in the United States and Canada in 1984 . The band has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide and has received several Grammy nominations, winning the award with their 1991 album “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge”. The video for “Right Now” also received several awards, including MTV’s Best Video award. Van Halen is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records with the most number one hits on the Billboard Mainstream Rock List. According to the Recording Industry Association of America Van Halen is #19 on the list of Top Selling Artists of all time (having sold more than 56 million albums in the U.


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  • Dark-Guidance

    "Jump" A very childish grin on my face everytime I watch the video, the best song to listen to when you're down ... but not when you're standing on the edge of your apartment building window

    2 Sep 1:18am Reply
  • othersider95

    Van Kilmer

    1 Sep 2:37pm Reply
  • Pedrorockeiro

    The best hard rock band

    9 Aug 1:05am Reply
  • headgear56

    VH Rocks!

    14 Jul 1:45am Reply
  • dxvolt

    one of my alltime favorites

    10 Jul 12:02am Reply
  • FjordSweetFjord

    new record any time soon?!?!?!?!

    8 Jul 8:20pm Reply
  • putzharold

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  • Emiley831


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  • tuomaskoi

    Kingcrimsonprog - You have one great list of albums there :)

    17 Jun 8:13am Reply
  • Kingcrimsonprog

    They had such a big impact on the history of metal.

    12 Jun 3:43pm Reply
  • i_woke_up_dead

    Отличная группа, но почему в топе Jump, которая на фоне всего их творчества откровенно никакая?

    23 May 4:45pm Reply
  • acclamationsun

    Van Halen - hope you have a great summer of '14 - cheers - Chicago, Illinois

    21 May 12:13am Reply
  • Split_thunder

    ну и понаписали

    19 May 8:20am Reply
  • wayrams

    >>>>>>> ALL

    19 Apr 3:33pm Reply
  • sl8221958

    Wish Eddie would expand his horizons. Show us what else he can do with guitars-- electric and otherwise, and backed by other dif. instruments, and even with just solo guitar. NOBODY sounds like Eddie!

    14 Apr 6:53pm Reply
  • MegaBananka

    Debut album by Amoral Clementine! Check out!

    10 Apr 10:46am Reply
  • CrimsonFlag

    вот это хорошая пацанская музыка

    8 Apr 1:05am Reply
  • Qsy90

    17 Mar 11:12pm Reply
  • erikngn

    А так, нормальные и адекватные критики, как правило, на Ластике не сидят вообще. Ибо он им к черту не сдался.

    7 Mar 9:56pm Reply
  • erikngn

    sjel_Nosferatu, блин, какое тебе дело до таких илитных олдфагов с завышенным ЧСВ, как он? Если тебе что-то нравится, то слушай это, и мысленно шли нахуй тех, кто это обсирает. Да, я видел этого человека в рупорах многих групп и исполнителей, причем если смотреть на его положительные отзывы, то видно, что человек толк в музыке знает, даже уважение к нему какое-никакое проявляется, и с этими мнениями бесспорно можно согласиться.. Но, к сожалению, его отрицательные отзывы коротки, и по их содержанию складывается впечатление, что он - типичное быдло. Не хочу никого учить и обижать, но, ё-моё, раз уж похвалы обоснованные, так и критика тоже обоснованной должна быть, и главное - при возможности уважать артистов, и обходиться без слов "говно", "параша", "ссанина", "хуйня", и проч. Добра.

    7 Mar 9:53pm Reply
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