Van Halen

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American rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1974 by Dutch brothers Eddie and Alex Van Halen. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of the Van Halens (guitar and drums, respectively); vocalist David Lee Roth; and bassist/vocalist Michael Anthony. In 1985, Roth left the band to embark on a solo career and was replaced by former Montrose lead vocalist Sammy Hagar. With Hagar, the group released four albums over the course of 11 years. Former Extreme frontman Gary Cherone replaced Hagar in 1996, before parting ways in 1999. Van Halen then went on hiatus until reuniting with Hagar in 2003 for a worldwide tour in 2004. Hagar again left Van Halen in 2005. In 2006 Roth returned, but Anthony was replaced on bass guitar by Eddie's son, Wolfgang Van Halen. In 2012, the band released their final studio album. It was also Van Halen's first album with Roth in 28 years and the only one to feature Wolfgang.

Eddie Van Halen died on the 6th October 2020 at St. Johns Hospital, Santa Monica, California after a long battle with throat cancer.
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M5 3075 Van Halen — Van Halen Van Halen Van Halen (Album) Warner Bros. Records M5 3075 US 1978 Sell This Version
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456 616 Van Halen II — Van Halen Van Halen Van Halen II (Album) Warner Bros. Records 456 616 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
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Series #14 Show #6 InnerView — Van Halen Van Halen InnerView(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #14 Show #6 US 1979 Sell This Version
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36.150 Women And Children First — Van Halen Van Halen Women And Children First (Album) Warner Bros. Records 36.150 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
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PRB-802-5 Profiles In Rock — Van Halen Van Halen Profiles In Rock(LP, Transcription) Watermark PRB-802-5 US 1980 Sell This Version
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XW5 3540 Fair Warning — Van Halen Van Halen Fair Warning (Album) Warner Bros. Records XW5 3540 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
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224 BBC Rock Hour — Van Halen Van Halen BBC Rock Hour(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength 224 US 1981 Sell This Version
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OTR 81-12 Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner — Van Halen Mary Turner (4), Van Halen Mary Turner (4), Van Halen - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One OTR 81-12 US 1981 Sell This Version
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W 2950 Diver Down — Van Halen Van Halen Diver Down (Album) Warner Bros. Records W 2950 Venezuela 1982 Sell This Version
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OTRS 82-33 Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner — Van Halen Mary Turner (4), Van Halen Mary Turner (4), Van Halen - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One OTRS 82-33 US 1982 Sell This Version
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none The Van Halen Special — Van Halen Van Halen The Van Halen Special(3xLP, Promo, Transcription) The Source (8) none US 1982 Sell This Version
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Series #20 Show #11 Innerview — Van Halen Van Halen Innerview(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #20 Show #11 US 1982 Sell This Version
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Series #24 Show #12 & #13 Innerview — Van Halen Van Halen Innerview(2xLP, Transcription) Innerview Series #24 Show #12 & #13 US 1983 Sell This Version
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OTR 83-1 Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner — Van Halen Mary Turner (4), Van Halen Mary Turner (4), Van Halen - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One OTR 83-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
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NBC 83-19 Van Halen Special Encore — Van Halen Van Halen Van Halen Special Encore(3xLP, Promo, Transcription) The Source (8) NBC 83-19 US 1983 Sell This Version
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BC 506 Version "B" BBC Rock Hour — Van Halen Van Halen BBC Rock Hour London Wavelength BC 506 Version "B" US 1984 Sell This Version
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7028 1984 — Van Halen Van Halen 1984 (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 7028 Colombia 1984 Sell This Version
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OTRSP #53 Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner — Van Halen Mary Turner (4), Van Halen Mary Turner (4), Van Halen - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One OTRSP #53 US 1984 Sell This Version
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NBC 84-19 Van Halen’s Memorial Day Party  — Van Halen Van Halen Van Halen’s Memorial Day Party (6xLP) The Source (8) NBC 84-19 US 1984 Sell This Version
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RR 84-24, RR 84-25 Untitled — Van Halen Van Halen Untitled(2xLP, Transcription) Clayton Webster Corporation, Clayton Webster Corporation RR 84-24, RR 84-25 US 1984 Sell This Version
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SS86-26 Superstar Concert Series — Van Halen Van Halen Superstar Concert Series Westwood One SS86-26 US 1986 Sell This Version
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CSWB-6481 5150 — Van Halen Van Halen 5150 (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records CSWB-6481 Mexico 1986 Sell This Version
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WBC 1598 5150 — Van Halen Van Halen 5150(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WBC 1598 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
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OWT 542 OU812 — Van Halen Van Halen OU812 (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records OWT 542 South Korea 1988 Sell This Version
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27 In The Studio - OU812 — Van Halen Van Halen In The Studio - OU812(CD, Promo, Transcription) The Album Network, Bullet Productions 27 US 1988 Sell This Version

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good_rabbit

good_rabbit

January 11, 2021
Under Albums i can't find "Studio Albums 1978-1984 (6 CDs)" which came out in 2013 and includes the first 6 Albums with DLR. Thank you!
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alterbridge

alterbridge

October 12, 2020
KING Edward will never Die or will there be anyone close to his genius! Rest in peace EV.
kondrashev92

kondrashev92

October 10, 2020
Eddie has always been unlike anyone else - a phenomenal sound, unrealistic mastery of the guitar, sensuality and at the same time cruelty of performance, like a compressed spring. From the first album I heard (1991) I fell in love with him, with his group. 30 years have passed, and I still go crazy with their music, like a little boy. Rest in peace, King Edward! I love you ... I miss you ... Your image is always with me on my avatar, your music is always with me in my collection.
AnalogRx

AnalogRx

October 6, 2020
edited over 2 years ago
Thank you Eddie Van Halen for the awesome music and the memories. Growing up and to this day, I enjoy listening to Van Halen and always in awe of your guitar playing, a true magician with the guitar and one of the all-time best to ever play it.

Personally, I thought everything before the “1984” album was the best Van Halen music. You will be missed but we will always have the legacy you left behind to listen to and enjoy. "Happy Trials To You Until We Meet Again....."
crimsonmetal74

crimsonmetal74

October 6, 2020
R.I.P. Eddie... Yet another nail in the coffin(s) of 2020... I was always a much bigger fan of Van Halen with David Lee Roth but was still in awe of Eddie’s playing throughout the years. It never gets any easier whenever we lose one of these great musicians.Especially one as special and innovative as EVH.
JorgAusfelt

JorgAusfelt

October 6, 2020
RIP, Eddie van Halen today (Oct. 6, 2020)! Dead from cancer only 10 days from the orginal bass player Mark Stone died, also from cancer. I actually tired of Van Halen already after 4 albums in 1981 (after 'Van Halen - Fair Warning'), but saw you live in Stockholm in 1984...
LPWJ

LPWJ

April 21, 2017
Apart from Geoff Tate the most clever and multitalanted american singer ever, with quotes in millions just like Gene Simmons, DLR before "new VH" from 5150 and forward anyday but every member of the original lineup is a top 10 artist in his craft

Just like with KISS the reunion took a bit too long but better late than never, music with class is better than mediocre toplist chants in the 90s, then I prefered the albums with DLR/Steve Vai; VH with DLR is one of the most influential bands on earth (the first time produced by Gene Simmons, he got some VH demos to be released in the future)
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