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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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  • GregReason

    I still think Van Halen 3 is one of the best things they've ever done, it's way less cheesy than the rest of the catalog and with much better songwriting. Fair Warning will always be the best but I'll take VH3 over Different Kind of Truth any day of the week

    5 Jul 7:40am Reply
  • Ravenkraft

    Dave's vocals are horrible on new live album...

    7 Jun 5:59pm Reply
  • tanysik777

    Sqvoll91, да, он он ооочень харизматичный, просто голос у него немного грубоват, хрипловат, не так певуч, что ли)

    25 May 6:20am Reply
  • Sqvoll91

    tanysik777 Согласен, такой же случай ) Хотя Дэвид Ли Рот очень харизматичный фронтмен.

    24 May 12:45pm Reply
  • tanysik777

    У меня такое редко бывает, чтоб гитара нравилась больше вокала, но они - именно этот случай)

    24 May 7:31am Reply
  • Sqvoll91

    Самая веселая хард-рок группа с отличной ритм-секцией и гением-гитаристом Эдди Ван Халеном )

    23 May 3:56pm Reply
  • MegaDave89

    Some real good songs.

    15 May 5:54am Reply
  • alfonzoloya

    Please, don't forget Van Hagar's Era songs... Are amazing!!

    23 Apr 1:17am Reply
  • alfonzoloya

    @ekesner: Better than "Live: Right Here, Right Now" (with Sammy)?

    23 Apr 1:17am Reply
  • ekesner

    New Live Album is THE Best VH Album Ever! Yeah. I said it!

    11 Apr 8:34am Reply
  • St_Gabrielle

    They are embarrassing themselves at this point tbh, well DLR anyway.

    10 Apr 7:59pm Reply
  • Re-Kramer

    Love the brand new Tokyo Dome Live in Concert CD a lot

    4 Apr 2:17pm Reply
  • emielregispl

    im standing on top of the world!

    3 Apr 6:49am Reply
  • Patres87

    Yow people vote on great new images ! http://www.last.fm/music/Van+Halen/+images/103848351

    14 Mar 5:23pm Reply
  • M_Penzkofer

    Vote up the PNG cover for the best of both worlds :) http://www.last.fm/music/Van+Halen/The+Best+of+Both+Worlds/+images/103365351

    10 Feb 11:56pm Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    "Runnin' With The Devil" - When they show those nuns singing along to this in the back of that fleeing van in that "Hot Shots" movie w/ Charlie Sheen, I still crack up to this day and laugh my ass off. ( :

    7 Feb 6:09am Reply
  • woenney

    happy birthday eddie! [2]

    27 Jan 7:16pm Reply
  • licoricepizza

    happy birthday eddie!

    26 Jan 9:53pm Reply
  • Halfthatswhole

    Eddie Van Halen and the Eddie Van Halen Band...

    12 Jan 10:07pm Reply
  • wayrams

    <3

    9 Jan 3:38am Reply
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