Van Halen

Van Halen

Van Halen is an American rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1974. They have enjoyed success since the release of their debut album Van Halen (1978). As of 2007, Van Halen has sold 80 million albums worldwide and have had the most number-one hits on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. During the 1980s they also had more Billboard Hot 100 hits than any other hard rock or heavy metal band. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Van Halen is the 19th best-selling band/artist of all time with sales of over 56 million albums in the U.S. alone, and is one of five rock bands that have had two albums sell more than 10 million copies in the U.S. In 1999, the RIAA certified their debut album diamond for ten million in U.S. sales.
In addition to being recognized for success, the band is known for the drama surrounding the exits of former members. The multiple exits of both lead singers David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar were surrounded in controversy and mass press coverage with various contrasting press statements between the former singers and the band. Following their 2004 concert tour the band was on a hiatus from the public until September 2006, when new bassist Wolfgang Van Halen's place was confirmed and Roth reunion rumors began to re-surface coinciding with the band's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction on March 12, 2007. After years of speculation, Van Halen began a tour with Roth in late 2007 across North America and continued into 2008. An album was proposed to follow.
Along with this, a live tour DVD was announced at their May 13, 2008, concert at the Izod Center that would contain recordings from several performances on that tour. Since the band concluded the reunion tour in July 2008, no official news from the band has been forthcoming. In August 2010, Warner Bros. Records issued a press release indicating that a new studio album and tour are planned for 2011.

Van Halen Discography


WB 56 470, BSK 3075 Van Halen Van Halen (Album) Warner Bros. Records WB 56 470, BSK 3075 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
HS 3312 Van Halen Van Halen II (Album) Warner Bros. Records HS 3312 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
XHS 3415 Van Halen Women And Children First (Album) Warner Bros. Records XHS 3415 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
GM-200.2840, Lps.200.2840 Van Halen Fair Warning (Album) Warner Bros. Records GM-200.2840, Lps.200.2840 Venezuela 1981 Sell This Version
BSK 3677 Van Halen Diver Down (Album) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3677 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
92-3985-1 Van Halen 1984 (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 92-3985-1 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
856291 Van Halen 5150 (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 856291 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1986 Sell This Version
W2 25732 Van Halen OU812 (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W2 25732 US 1988 Sell This Version
W4 26594 Van Halen For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W4 26594 US 1991 Sell This Version
CDW 45198 Van Halen Live: Right Here, Right Now. (Album) Warner Bros. Records CDW 45198 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
9 45760-4 Van Halen Balance (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 45760-4 Indonesia 1995 Sell This Version
PROP388, 9362 46662-2 Van Halen Van Halen III (Album) Warner Bros. Records PROP388, 9362 46662-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
UICS 1245 Van Halen A Different Kind Of Truth (Album) Interscope Records UICS 1245 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
8122795521 Van Halen Tokyo Dome Live In Concert (Album) Warner Bros. Records 8122795521 Europe 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

WBS 290 Van Halen Jamie's Cryin' (Single) Warner Bros. Records WBS 290 South Africa 1978 Sell This Version
45-1674 Van Halen You Really Got Me (Single) Warner Bros. Records 45-1674 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
P-322W Van Halen On Fire (Single) Warner Bros. Records P-322W Japan 1978 Sell This Version
WBS 8707 Van Halen Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love (Single) Warner Bros. Records WBS 8707 US 1978 Sell This Version
WB 17.162 Van Halen Runnin' With The Devil (Single, EP) Warner Bros. Records WB 17.162 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
WB 17 371 Van Halen Dance The Night Away (Single) Warner Bros. Records WB 17 371 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
WBS 49035 Van Halen Beautiful Girls (Single) Warner Bros. Records WBS 49035 US 1979 Sell This Version
P-458W Van Halen Somebody Get Me A Doctor (Single) Warner Bros. Records P-458W Japan 1979 Sell This Version
W 17630 Van Halen And The Cradle Will Rock... (Single) Warner Bros. Records W 17630 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
PROMO 114 Chic / Van Halen Chic / Van Halen - Rebels We Are / And The Cradle Will Rock(7", Jukebox) Atlantic, Warner Bros. Records PROMO 114 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
W 17824 Van Halen Mean Street (Single) Warner Bros. Records W 17824 Italy 1981 Sell This Version