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Van Halen
Van Halen

Background information
Origin Pasadena, California, United States
Genre(s) Hard Rock
Heavy Metal
Years active 1972—present
Associated acts Chickenfoot
Michael Anthony
The Other Half
Website Website
David Lee Roth
Eddie Van Halen
Wolfgang Van Halen
Alex Van Halen
Former members
Sammy Hagar
Michael Anthony
Gary Cherone
Mark Stone

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Van Halen Overview


Van Halen is an American rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1974. They have enjoyed success since the release of their debut album "Van Halen" (1978). As of 2007, Van Halen has sold 80 million albums worldwide and have had the most number-one hits on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. During the 1980s they also had more Billboard Hot 100 hits than any other hard rock or heavy metal band. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Van Halen is the 19th best-selling band/artist of all time with sales of over 56 million albums in the U.S. alone, and is one of five rock bands that have had two albums sell more than 10 million copies in the U.S. In 1999, the RIAA certified their debut album diamond for ten million in U.S. sales.

The Best Of Both Worlds (2004) Van Halen III (1998) Best Of. Volume I (1996) Balance (1995) Van Halen Live: Right Here, Right Now (1993) For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (1991) OU812 (1988) 5150 (1986) 1984 (1984) Diver Down (1982)

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Van Halen Recording New Album With Take That, Bon Jovi Producer

January 24, 2011
Van Halen have begun work on a new studio album, it has been confirmed. The band's latest effort, which will be their first album in 26 years with original singer David Lee Roth, is being recorded alongside producer John Shanks.  Read more 

Van Halen Recording New Album With David Lee Roth

August 10, 2010
Van Halen are recording a new studio album with original singer David Lee Roth, it's been reported. The band are understood to have reunited with their former vocalist twenty-six years after they parted company.  Read more 

Van Halen Deny New Album Reports

July 8, 2010
Van Halen have denied reports that they recently completed work on a new album. An online report earlier this week claimed the band had finished recording last weekend, and that a single was due before the end of 2010.  Read more 

Van Halen Recording New Material

February 4, 2009
Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen has revealed the band are working on new material. The guitarist told Rolling Stone he had written “tons” of new songs.  Read more 

Van Halen's Dave Lee Roth Denies He Nearly Died

July 11, 2008
Van Halen singer Dave Lee Roth has been left baffled by a story reported in the media claiming he had suffered a severe allergic reaction to nuts. Reported claimed two Canadian police man helped save the 53-year-old's life after he suffered an anaphylactic shock in his car on July 8 in Ontario.  Read more 

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