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When Van Halen released their self-titled debut album in 1978, fans hadn’t heard a guitar hero with such singular style since Jimi Hendrix shuffled off onto his final experience. Eddie Van Halen did things with his guitar that didn’t seem humanly possible – he could make it hum like a helicopter one minute and crush like a bulldozer the next. Backed by one of the hardest bands to ever plug in and turn the amps to 11, Eddie wasn’t Van Halen’s only star. With singer David Lee Roth at the mic, the group had a natural showman who wrapped 70 years’ worth of stage entertainment into one motor-mouthed fireball. Following ‘1984,’ which introduced synths to the group’s arsenal of instruments, Roth quit the band and was replaced by Sammy Hagar, a rock-music vet who gave the group some much needed melodic thrust and provided them with a series of hit records.

Paramount
Paramount

Pink Floyd vs. Van Halen: An Excellent ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ Movie Scene

The relative merits of Van Halen and Pink Floyd are hotly debated in the new film 'Everybody Wants Some!!'

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

25 Years Ago: Van Halen Reach Back to Their Roots on ‘For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge’

It took more than a year for Van Halen to record 1991's 'For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge,' but it paid off on the charts.

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

20 Years Ago: Sammy Hagar Splits From Van Halen

After four No. 1 studio albums and millions of records sold, Sammy Hagar's tenure with Van Halen came to an end with a single phone call on June 16, 1996.

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YouTube
YouTube

David Lee Roth Believes He’ll Be Back With Van Halen

David Lee Roth seems confident not just that Van Halen will tour again, but also that they will return to the studio.

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Donaldson Collection, Getty Images
Donaldson Collection, Getty Images

35 Years Ago: Van Halen Begin the ‘Fair Warning’ Tour

Van Halen began a relatively short six-month run of shows in support of 'Fair Warning' on May 12, 1981.

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

35 Years Ago: Van Halen Get Dark and Aggressive on ‘Fair Warning’

As Van Halen entered the studio to record their fourth album, they were well on their way to becoming one of the world's biggest rock bands.

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Warner Bros. Records
Warner Bros. Records

How Van Halen Jumped Over the Edge With Their Third Album, ‘Women and Children First’

Van Halen released 'Women and Children First' in March 1980.

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Ethan Miller / Larry Marano, Getty Images

Sammy Hagar Downplays Van Halen Reunion Talk: ‘I Just Want to Be Friends’

Sammy Hagar discussed the conditions under which he would consider re-joining Van Halen.

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Ebet Roberts, Getty Images
Ebet Roberts, Getty Images

Sammy Hagar Ponders: What If ‘Van Hagar’ Never Broke Up?

Sammy Hagar says his first departure from Van Halen was a big mistake on the band's part.

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

30 Years Ago: Van Halen Start the Sammy Hagar Era With ‘5150’

The future of Van Halen might have appeared to be in doubt after David Lee Roth left the band in 1985, but they quickly rebounded with new singer Sammy Hagar.

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