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Van Halen

American heavy metal band

Van Halen is a hard rock group from Pasadena, California. They were formed in 1972. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen's style of playing changed the guitar world. He used lots of new techniques such as shredding and tapping. They made history with their first self-titled debut album in 1978, producing 4 major hits. The band has released twelve studio albums.

Van Halen
Van Halen performing onstage: David Lee Roth is wearing a sea captain's outfit with his arms outstretched, Woflgang Van Halen is jumping in the air with his bass guitar, Eddie Van Halen is also jumping while playing guitar, and Alex Van Halen is behind them drumming
Current Van Halen line-up: David Lee Roth, Wolfgang Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen, and Alex Van Halen
Background information
OriginPasadena, California, United States
GenresHard rock, heavy metal
Years active1972–present
LabelsWarner Bros., Interscope Records
Associated actsMontrose, The Other Half, Chickenfoot, Mad Anthony Xpress, Extreme, The David Lee Roth Band
Websitewww.van-halen.com
MembersEddie Van Halen
Alex Van Halen
David Lee Roth
Wolfgang Van Halen
Past membersMark Stone
Michael Anthony
Sammy Hagar
Gary Cherone