Eddie Van Halen

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Eddie Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen
Van Halen in 2015
Background info
Full name Edward Lodewijk van Halen
Birthday/Birthplace (1955-01-26) January 26, 1955
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Origin Pasadena, California, U.S.
Genre(s)
  • Hard rock
  • heavy metal
Profession(s)
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • producer
  • arranger
  • guitarist
Instruments Guitar
Active Years 1964–present
Record Labels Warner Bros., Interscope
Worked with
  • Van Halen
  • Michael Jackson
  • Sammy Hagar
  • Brian May
  • LL Cool J
Official Website van-halen.com

Edward Lodewijk Van Halen , (born January 26, 1955 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands) is the guitarist, pianist, composer and founding producer, along with his brother Alex Van Halen, of the Van Halen hard rock band, and is considered by Rolling Stone magazine as the eighth best guitarist in history. He is known for his technique called tapping, is one of the pioneers of hard rock, and his guitar solo Eruption is considered the second best in history according to Rolling Stone and Guitar World magazines.

Eddie Van Halen’s Biography

Eddie Van Halen’s biography is linked to that of his band, Van Halen.

The Van Halen brothers, Eddie and Alex, were born in Holland and in 1967 they moved to California. There, his father, a Jazz musician, named Jan Van Halen, encouraged them to be musicians and were, for many years, concert pianists. However, as they grew up they were captivated by rock and roll, which is why they developed their passion for this genre, which led them to learn to play new instruments. At first, Ed played the drums and Alex the guitar, however Alex, at times when Ed worked distributing newspapers to pay for his drums, Alex played until he became better than him, so roles were exchanged, and Eddie could soon see influences from hard rock guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, George Harrison or Jimmy Page.

They started playing in 1972 at family gatherings and at school, where they met David Lee Roth, who sang on The Red Balls Jet, since he rented the sound equipment to Eddie and his group, and to save himself the money, they preferred to put him as a vocalist because Eddie hated having to sing.

In high school they met with Michael Anthony who said: “everyone in school plays guitar or drums, so I’ll play bass”, and he took two strings off his guitar. These four characters formed Mammoth in 1973, but as the name of that group was already registered, David Lee Roth suggested putting the surname of the brothers: “Van Halen” since, according to him, it sounded “cool”

Eddie Van Halen Net Worth – $100 Million

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