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.
Michael Anthony Says 'Van Halen III' 'Could Have Been Lot Better'
Bassist recalls "sad" experience of his last album with the band.
Michael Anthony Says He's Been in Van Halen Tribute Tour Talks
Bassist says he's spoken to David Lee Roth and Alex Van Halen, but plans didn't get far.
Jason Newsted Considers Quitting Interviews Over Van Halen Quotes
Former Metallica bassist “really, really not happy” after press chat didn’t go to plan.
David Lee Roth Responds to Van Halen Tribute Tour Rumors
Singer suggests the trek would require additional musicians, and he's got some marquee names in mind.
Joe Satriani Details Prospective Van Halen Tribute Tour
Guitarist has been in talks with Alex Van Halen and David Lee Roth "for about a year."
Watch Ohio State's Athletic Band’s Tribute to Van Halen
Ohio State halftime performance includes four classic tracks.
Jason Newsted Says Alex Van Halen Asked Him to Tour Last Year
"There's nobody that can top it, so how do you show it honor?" bassist said.
When Van Halen's 'Jimmy Kimmel' Set Turned Into a Bloody Mess
Band's third-to-last televised performance recovered from a bloody start.
Van Halen's Yoko Ono? Valerie Bertinelli Denies Claim
Late guitarist’s ex-wife says David Lee Roth never liked her, but she didn't cause split.