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Edward Lodewijk Van Halen

American-Dutch musician
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Net worth 2018: $85 Million
Industry: Musicians
Residence: Nijmegen
BirthDay: 26 January 1955
Sigh: Aquarius
Height: 1.73 m

Edward Lodewijk Van Halen was bornon 26 January 1955 in Nijmegen, Dutch, American, is American-Dutch musician. Eddie Van Halen, one of the most original and influential guitarists to have rocked the American music scenario, is the lead guitarist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen. The son of music loving parents, Eddie was forced to learn piano as a youngster which he absolutely loathed. Instead he took to guitar and was hooked—he would spend hours locked up in his room practicing on the instrument. He was a big fan of Eric Clapton and he listened to his records day and night, teaching himself to play every one of Clapton’s solos. Along with his drummer brother Alex, bassist Mark Stone and vocalist David Lee Roth, he formed a band that was initially called Mammoth. After considering several other names, the band members settled on Van Halen as they liked the sound of it. The band got their big break when they were heard by Gene Simmons, the lead guitarist of the band Kiss. They eventually signed a contract with Warner Brothers and released their self-titled debut album which went on to achieve Diamond status in the U.S. The band released a string of other hit album over the years, as Eddie’s reputation as a phenomenal guitarist soared higher and higher.


$85 Million


He was named the greatest guitarist of all time in 2012 by Guitar World


He married actress and stuntwoman Janie Liszewski in 2009


He was previously married to actress Valerie Bertinelli whom he divorced in 2005


They brought out only three albums in the 1990’s out of which two went Multi-Platinum: ‘For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge’ (1991) and ‘Balance’ (1995)


By 1986 there was a change in the band’s lineup: singer Sammy Hagar had replaced David Lee Roth


The album ‘1984’ is the band’s best performing album in terms of sales and charting


The prolific band released ‘Fair Warning’ in 1981 and ‘River Down’ in 1982


The 1980’s were the best time for the band when each of their albums became super hits with the audiences


They released ‘Van Halen II’ in 1979 which performed even better than its predecessor reaching No


Their debut album ‘Van Halen’ was out in 1978 which peaked at No


The band was heard by record producer Ted Templeton in 1977 who helped them sign a contract with Warner Brothers Records


Later on the band's name was changed to Van Halen in 1972 and Michael Anthony was called in to replace Mark Stone

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