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Eddie Van Halen

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Born: January 26, 1955 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Nijmegen, Gelderland, NL Profession: Music ...
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1962:
Moved with family to Pasadena, CA from the Netherlands; took classical piano lessons with brother Alex
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Met David Lee Roth while they both attended Pasadena Community College in the 1970s
1974:
Formed the band Van Halen with brother Alex on drums, Roth on vocals, and Michael Anthony on bass; played guitar for band
1977:
Kiss bassist Gene Simmons discovered Van Halen at a local club
1978:
Van Halen released self-titled debut album, featuring the hit "Runnin' With the Devil"
1984:
Band delivered breakthrough album <i>1984</i>, which included signature hits "Jump," "Panama," and "Hot For Teacher."
1985:
Roth left Van Halen and replaced by Sammy Hagar
1993:
Band released first double-live album <i>Van Halen Live: Right Here, Right Now</i>
1991:
Ninth studio album <i>For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge</i> topped <i>Billboard</i> 200 chart; featured commercial hit "Right Now"
1996:
Hagar parted ways with band; four original Van Halen members made first public appearance together in over 11 years at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards
1998:
Reunion with Roth short-lived; band released <i>Van Halen III</i> with former Extreme frontman Gary Cherone on lead vocals
2004:
Van Halen reunited with Hagar
2007:
Van Halen inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
2012:
Released <i>A Different Kind of Truth</i>, Van Halen's first studio album with Roth on vocals since <i>1984</i>
2006:
Bassist Anthony left band and replaced by Wolfgang Van Halen, Eddie's son with actress Valerie Bertinelli

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