Van Halen

Van Halen



Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.[7]

The band went on to become major stars, and by the early 1980s they were one of the most successful rock acts of the time. 1984 was their most successful album. The lead single, "Jump", became an international hit and their only single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The following singles, "Panama" and "I'll Wait", both hit number 13 on the U.S. charts. The album went on to sell over 12 million copies in the U.S. alone. In 1985, the band replaced lead singer David Lee Roth with former Montrose lead vocalist Sammy Hagar. With Hagar, the group would release four U.S. number-one albums over the course of 11 years. Hagar left the band in 1996 shortly before the release of the band's first greatest hits collection, Best Of – Volume I. Former Extreme frontman Gary Cherone was quickly recruited as lead singer to replace Hagar, and Van Halen III was released in 1998. Cherone left the band in frustration in 1999 after the tour due to the poor commercial performance of the album.

Van Halen went on hiatus until 2003 when they reunited with Hagar for a worldwide tour. The reunited band released a second greatest hits collection the following year, The Best of Both Worlds. Like Volume I before it, The Best of Both Worlds included material from both the Roth and Hagar eras but omitted any Cherone era tracks. The album featured three brand new tracks recorded by the reunited band, two of which were released as singles. Hagar again left Van Halen in 2005, and in 2006 Roth returned as lead vocalist for their highest-grossing tour, and one of the highest-grossing tours of that year. Anthony was not invited to participate in the tour and was essentially fired from the band, replaced by Wolfgang Van Halen, Eddie's son. In 2012, the band released the commercially and critically successful, A Different Kind of Truth, with Roth as lead vocalist. According to the RIAA, Van Halen is the 19th-best-selling band/artist in United States history, selling 56 million albums in the U.S.[8] They were also revealed at number 4 on the Billboard's top moneymakers list in 2013.[9][10] Van Halen is one of only five rock bands that have had two studio albums sell more than 10 million copies in the U.S.[11] Additionally, Van Halen charted the most number-one hits in the history of Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart and they are one of the world's best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 80 million records.[12][13][14]

Van Halen achieved worldwide fame for their many popular songs and larger-than-life stage performances; they also became known for the drama surrounding the departures of former members. Controversy surrounded the band following the exits of Roth, Hagar, and Anthony; this controversy often included numerous conflicting press statements between the former members and the band. In 2007, Van Halen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[15] VH1 ranked them 7th on their list of the top 100 hard rock artists of all time.[16]



A Different Kind of Truth
A Different Kind of Truth is the twelfth studio album by American hard rock band Van Halen.
1984 (stylized as MCMLXXXIV on the album's front cover) is the sixth studio album by American hard rock band Van Halen, released on January 9, 1984.
"Jump" is a song by American hard rock band Van Halen.
Van Halen
Van Halen is the debut studio album by American hard rock band Van Halen.

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Wolfgang Van Halen Releases Clip From New Solo Album
  –  December 12, 2017
The brief snippets of music that have been released so far confirm Eddie’s description of the music, which he called “AC/DC meets Van Halen meets aggressive pop. ... The riffs are catchy. It’s a little of everything and sounds like a freight train ...
‘Lighters In The Sky’ Exclusive: Van Halen’s 1979 Concert At The LA Coliseum Set A New Bar For Insanity
  –  October 10, 2017
On October 10, Corbin Reiff’s first book Lighters In The Sky: The Greatest Concerts Of All-Time ... 1979 was not among them. Van Halen’s stand at the Califfornia World Music Festival on April 8 ranks as one of the most over-the-top, wild and ...
This brother and sister sang a gorgeous duet and the internet is going wild
  –  December 13, 2017
The music industry is full of iconic sibling duos: the Carpenters (Richard and Karen Carpenter), Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart and Alex and Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen, just to name a few. Well, meet Kenny and Capri Holland, the latest dynamic sibling duo.
‘Ready Player One’ Trailer Breakdown: An Exhaustive Look at Every Geeky Pop Culture Reference
  –  December 13, 2017
Van Halen’s “Jump” kicks off next and so does all the action, as the big evil corporation hates that Parzival is in the lead and tries to destroy him. They hunt him in the game and in real life, destroying his home in the Stacks and leading him to ...
Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Lends Support to Net Neutrality, Plus News on Godsmack, Mutoid Man + More
  –  December 13, 2017
See the full itinerary here and get ready for ticket sale starting Friday (Dec. 15) at 10AM local time. - Wolfgang Van Halen continues to chip away at a new solo album. Earlier this week, the musician posted a snippet of new material via his Facebook page ...
Skokie police: Multiple catalytic converters stolen from parked vehicles
  –  December 13, 2017
Van Halen Icao, 30, of the 1800 block of West Palm Drive, Mount Prospect, was charged with retail theft stemming from an incident Nov. 28 in the 4900 block of Old Orchard Center. Margaret R. Chen, 19, of the 7800 block of Tripp Avenue, was charged with ...
  –  December 13, 2017
Think KISS, Zeppelin, and especially Van Halen. Indeed Stone Mob's guitar player Blaine Kaltman has been compared to guitar hero Edward Van Halen in several magazines which makes perfect sense once you listen to the music. Kaltman's solos are ferocious and ...
Van Halen’s Jump used in spectacular Ready Player One trailer
  –  December 12, 2017
Van Halen’s Jump and Depeche Mode’s World In My Eyes feature in the exhilarating new trailer for upcoming sci-fi movie Ready Player One The Steven Spielberg-directed film based on Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel is due to hit big screens on March 30.
Wolfgang Van Halen Releases Clip From New Solo Album
  –  December 12, 2017
Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang Van Halen has released a short clip of the solo album he’s been working on for some time. You can listen to the 17-second section below. It follows the appearance of a 10-second preview that arrived in August (you can ...
WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Posts Another Snippet Of Upcoming Solo Album
  –  December 12, 2017
A new 17-second clip of a song from Wolfgang Van Halen's upcoming debut solo album is available below. The snippet was posted by Eddie Van Halen's son earlier this week on his Facebook page. Wolfgang has been posting photos and videos from the studio at ...
Van Halen Star Previews Debut Solo Album
  –  December 12, 2017
(hennemusic) Eddie Van Halen's song Wolfgang is streaming a brief audio preview of a track from his forthcoming debut solo album. The Van Halen bassist is reportedly playing everything on his debut - from guitars, drums and bass to keyboards and vocals.
Every Pop Culture Easter Egg in Ready Player One - Trailer 2
  –  December 12, 2017
Speaking of sweet 80s tunes, we see King Kong jumping perfectly in sync with Van Halen’s hit, “Jump”. Watch the full trailer below: This trailer suggests that the race for the Copper Key could be taking place in Delta City, from RoboCop. We get new ...
Watch Steven Spielberg's "Ready Player One" trailer
  –  December 11, 2017
Meanwhile, Van Halen's 1984 hit, "Jump," plays underneath. Ready Player One-- starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance -- is slated to open March 30.
‘80s Holiday Gift Guide: Here’s what to buy your friends this season
  –  December 11, 2017
(Especially Episode No. 9, which features a performance by Devo!) Cost: $9.98 Buy it here Eddie Van Halen Board Shorts Eddie's epic "Frankenstein" guitar design … now on swim trunks?!? Seems like the "best … of … both worlds." We can think of a ...
Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” Boosts VR Partner HTC’s Vive
  –  December 11, 2017
The producers released a teaser at San Diego Comic-Con in July, but this is the first real look at the universe, which is a throwback world of 80’s music (Van Halen’s Jump is the trailer soundtrack), sci-fi lore, old video games and TV characters in ...
Watch: New ‘Ready Player One’ trailer is instant classic
  –  December 11, 2017
But were still treated with some excellent song picks, in this case Depeche Mode's World in My Eyes and Van Halen's Jump. Chills, I tell ya! We still have to watch for March 30 for the full movie. If you don't like spoilers, you might want to avoid the ...
Van Halen & Video Games: The New READY PLAYER ONE Trailer Is Here
  –  December 11, 2017
The first Ready Player One trailer was distinctly "not for me", despite Steven Spielberg's name being slathered all over it. Ernie Cline's pop culture fantasy is a special sort of geek niche - tailor made for nostalgic thirty-somethings who view The ...
16 'Ready Player One' Trailer Easter Eggs You May Have Missed
  –  December 10, 2017
The iconic move of holding up a boombox might not be specific to a certain film, but one of the most recognizable movies that it happens in is Say Anything, which perfectly fits the vibe of Van Halen's classic 'JUMP!' as it takes over the trailer.
New Trailer: ‘Ready Player One,’ From Steven Spielberg
  –  December 10, 2017
Though the story is futuristic, the trailer has a retro feel, with Van Halen’s 1984 anthem “Jump” playing under images that seemingly pay homage to pop-culture relics like “Back to the Future,” “Saturday Night Fever” and “Tron.”
‘Ready Player One’ Trailer Gives You Plenty of Nostalgia to Love
  –  December 10, 2017
And it’s hard to deny the great use of Van Halen’s “Jump” in this trailer. The previous trailer used a rearrangement of “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Rush’s seminal “Tom Sawyer.” As far as music ...
‘Ready Player One’ First-Look Trailer: Steven Spielberg’s Latest Screams Go Ahead & Jump!
  –  December 10, 2017
And it ends with Van Halen’s 1984 rocker “Jump,” which isn’t a bad reason to go for another round. Check out the trailer above, and see the poster below. The sci-fi adventure, written by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on Cline’s novel ...
Mavericks fans dance the night away
  –  December 10, 2017
Jerry Dale McFadden, the white-suited keyboardist who spins around like a deranged Pee-Wee Herman clone, and Eddie Perez, whose lead guitar work ranges from Eddie Van Halen heaviosity, to Mike Campbell rawness/tastefulness and Dick Dale-life surf freakouts ...
Autograph bringing signature sound to La Crosse's Brickhouse
  –  December 9, 2017
It’s a style a lot of people think Eddie Van Halen invented, but Lynch first saw the technique used in 1971, when he was wowed by the artistry of Harvey Mandel, a guitarist who nearly got hired by the Rolling Stones instead of Ron Wood. When Lynch was at ...
‘Lighters In The Sky’ Exclusive: Van Halen’s 1979 Concert At The LA Coliseum Set A New Bar For Insanity
  –  October 10, 2017
On October 10, Corbin Reiff’s first book Lighters In The Sky: The Greatest Concerts Of All-Time 1960-2016 will hit the stands. Each chapter seeks to highlight one show every year that defined live music for the year. For more information about the ...


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