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‘Hot for Teacher’ Lawsuit Dismissed

Van Halen Hot for Teacher
Warner Bros.

The lawsuit brought by a former Oakland University (Mich.) student suspended for basing an essay on Van Halen's 'Hot for Teacher' has been resolved. A federal court judge has dismissed Joseph Corlett's suit, ruling that his speech was not protected by the First Amendment.

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Top 10 Sammy Hagar ’80s Songs

Sammy Hagar
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As our list of the top Sammy Hagar '80s songs demonstrates very clearly, it was a pretty great time for the Red Rocker. After spending most of the '70s slowly climbing his way up the music-business ladder, he became a bona fide solo star early in the decade. But that was just the beginning. Hagar shocked the world by t

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AC/DC, Black Sabbath and Van Halen Axemen Competing for Best Metal Guitarist

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Getty Images / Paul Kane / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

It's a question that has plagued man since the shredding gods first emerged: Who is the greatest metal guitarist? And now the question can finally be answered.

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Top 10 Van Halen Michael Anthony Songs

Michael Anthony
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This list of the Top 10 Van Halen Michael Anthony songs shine a much-deserved light on the contributions his bass playing and singing have made to one of rock's biggest bands. Not only has our honoree been a bastion of rock and roll goodwill and down-to-earth camaraderie for all these years, he gracio

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Eddie Van Halen – Awesome Rock Dads

Tommy Lee Awesome Rock Dads
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How awesome of a rock dad is Eddie Van Halen? He set up his son (Wolfgang) with one of the coolest jobs in the world -- bass player for Van Halen.

Some fans still lament the loss of original bassist Michael Anthony, but it's pretty tou

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Foreigner’s Mick Jones Recounts ‘Crazy S—’ He Went Through with Van Halen

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Mick Jones is best know for his many years as the guitarist and songwriter in Foreigner, but he's also a notable producer who has twirled the knobs for both Billy Joel and Van Halen. He produced the latter's pivotal '5150' album, their first effort after replacing original lead singer David Lee Roth with Sammy Hagar.

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25 Years Ago: Van Halen’s ‘OU812′ Album Released

OU812
Warner Bros. Records

Changing lead singers midstream tends to have an adverse effect on most rock bands, but after original vocalist David Lee Roth left Van Halen in 1985, the group topped the charts with their next album, 1986's '5150.' Two years later, they released their eighth LP, 'OU812' -- and the hits kept right on coming.

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Mitch Malloy on His Brief Van Halen Tenure: ‘It All Kind of Imploded’

Mitch Malloy Eddie Van Halen
YouTube

He wasn't in the band long enough to record anything more than a couple of jam sessions, but vocalist Mitch Malloy's time in Van Halen is still one of the more interesting footnotes in the group's history -- and one Malloy sounds like he's still trying to figure out.

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Van Halen Announce New U.S. Tour Date

Van Halen
Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

Well, it isn't quite the massive slate of European dates that David Lee Roth insisted we'd be getting this summer, but Van Halen's touring machine seems to be steadily grinding back into gear.

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Van Halen – Best Classic Rock Artists A-Z

Classic Rock A to Z
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Sammy Hagar brought a whole new level of songcraft to Van Halen, but before he joined the band in 1985, the original quartet -- Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen and Michael Anthony -- released six albums that helped change the way rock 'n' roll sounded.

Even though the

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