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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WATCH: Foo Fighters Mash Up John Lennon’s ‘Imagine,’ Van Halen’s ‘Jump’
  –  March 5, 2018
Foo Fighters just shared a clip of the rock band performing a mashup of John Lennon's "Imagine" and Van Halen's "Jump." The Grammy Award-winning ... to "Jump" while the rest of the band perform the music from "Imagine." This is not the first time that ...
Watch Foo Fighters’ John Lennon/Van Halen mash-up
  –  March 5, 2018
Foo Fighters sing Van Halen’s Jump along to the music of John Lennon’s Imagine at their show in Curitiba, Brazil Foo Fighters played a mash-up of John Lennon’s Imagine and Van Halen’s Jump at their recent show in Curitiba, Brazil. Keyboardist Rami ...
Foo Fighters Perform Live Mashup of John Lennon and Van Halen Covers
  –  March 4, 2018
Following the lead of video mashup maven Mighty Mike, they set the lyrics of Van Halen's "Jump" to the music of John Lennon's "Imagine." You can watch the performance in the fan-shot video below. Grohl introduced "Rami St. Jaffe," on the keyboards ...
Watch Foo Fighters mashup John Lennon and Van Halen
  –  March 4, 2018
The performance features the lyrics of Van Halen’s ‘Jump’ against the music of Lennon’s ‘Imagine.’ Sharing the clip to Twitter, Dave Grohl wrote: “Woodshedding for the summer tour has never felt so good….see you out there….(I’ll learn ...
Foo Fighters Share ‘Woodshedding’ Mash-Up of John Lennon + Van Halen
  –  March 4, 2018
(Oh, and Halen and Lennon, too)." The clip finds the band in the studio with Grohl singing the words to Van Halen's "Jump" against the the music of John Lennon's "Imagine" and it works quite well. As you might expect, Rami Jaffe's keyboard word helps set ...
Runnin’ with the Devil: Van Halen’s Debauched Debut Turns 40
  –  February 10, 2018
but brother Eddie is the reason we know the Van Halen name. Eddie is an all-time great, one of the last of the guitar gods. But even so, the music has almost been eclipsed by legends of Van Halen’s backstage antics and behind-the-scenes debauchery.


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