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Current Van Halen line-up: David Lee Roth, Wolfgang Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen, and Alex Van Halen
|Origin||Pasadena, California, United States|
|Genres||Hard rock, heavy metal, glam metal|
|Labels||Warner Bros., Interscope Records|
|Associated acts||Montrose, The Other Half, Chickenfoot, Mad Anthony Xpress, Extreme, The David Lee Roth Band|
|Members||Eddie Van Halen|
Alex Van Halen
David Lee Roth
Wolfgang Van Halen
|Past members||Mark Stone|
Van Halen was a hard rock group from Pasadena, California. They were formed in 1972. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen's style of playing changed the guitar world. He used lots of new techniques such as shredding and tapping. They made history with their first self-titled debut album in 1978, producing 4 major hits. The band released twelve studio albums, which have sold 80 million records worldwide.
Eddie Van Halen died on October 6, 2020, from cancer. His son, Wolfgang Van Halen, confirmed that the band had broken up.