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This article is about the band. Van Halen_sentence_0

For their self-titled debut album, see Van Halen (album). Van Halen_sentence_1

For other uses, see Van Halen (disambiguation). Van Halen_sentence_2

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Background informationVan Halen_header_cell_0_1_0
Also known asVan Halen_header_cell_0_2_0 Genesis, Mammoth (early)Van Halen_cell_0_2_1
OriginVan Halen_header_cell_0_3_0 Pasadena, California, U.S.Van Halen_cell_0_3_1
GenresVan Halen_header_cell_0_4_0 Van Halen_cell_0_4_1
Years activeVan Halen_header_cell_0_5_0 1974–2020Van Halen_cell_0_5_1
LabelsVan Halen_header_cell_0_6_0 Van Halen_cell_0_6_1
Associated actsVan Halen_header_cell_0_7_0 Van Halen_cell_0_7_1
WebsiteVan Halen_header_cell_0_8_0 Van Halen_cell_0_8_1
Past membersVan Halen_header_cell_0_10_0 Van Halen_cell_0_10_1

Van Halen (/væn ˈheɪlɛn/ van HAY-len) was an American rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1974. Van Halen_sentence_3

Credited with "restoring hard rock to the forefront of the music scene", Van Halen was known for its energetic live shows and for the virtuosic talent of its prodigy lead-guitarist, Eddie Van Halen. Van Halen_sentence_4

The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. Van Halen_sentence_5

From 1974 until 1985, Van Halen consisted of Eddie Van Halen; Eddie's brother, drummer Alex Van Halen; energetic vocalist David Lee Roth; and bassist/vocalist Michael Anthony. Van Halen_sentence_6

Upon its release in 1978, the band's self-titled debut album reached No. Van Halen_sentence_7

19 on the Billboard pop music charts and would sell over 10 million copies in the U.S. by 1982, the band released four more albums (Van Halen II, Women and Children First, Fair Warning, and Diver Down), all of which have since been certified multi-platinum. Van Halen_sentence_8

By the early 1980s, Van Halen was one of the most successful rock acts of the day. Van Halen_sentence_9

The album 1984 was a commercial success with U.S. sales of 10 million copies and four hit singles; its lead single, "Jump", is the band's only U.S. number one single to date. Van Halen_sentence_10

In 1985, Roth left the band to embark on a solo career and was replaced by former Montrose lead vocalist Sammy Hagar. Van Halen_sentence_11

With Hagar, the group released four U.S. number-one, multi-platinum albums over the course of 11 years (5150 in 1986, OU812 in 1988, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge in 1991, and Balance in 1995). Van Halen_sentence_12

Hagar left the band in 1996 shortly before the release of the band's first greatest hits collection, Best Of – Volume I. Van Halen_sentence_13

Former Extreme frontman Gary Cherone replaced Hagar and recorded the commercially unsuccessful album Van Halen III with the band in 1998, before parting ways in 1999. Van Halen_sentence_14

Van Halen then went on hiatus until reuniting with Hagar in 2003 for a worldwide tour in 2004 and the double-disc greatest hits collection The Best of Both Worlds. Van Halen_sentence_15

Hagar again left Van Halen in 2005. Van Halen_sentence_16

In 2006 Roth returned, but Anthony was replaced on bass guitar by Wolfgang Van Halen, Eddie's eldest son. Van Halen_sentence_17

In 2012, the band released their final studio album A Different Kind of Truth, which was commercially and critically successful; it was also Van Halen's only album with Roth in 28 years and the only one to feature Wolfgang. Van Halen_sentence_18

As of March 2019, Van Halen is 20th on the RIAA list of best-selling artists in the United States; the band has sold 56 million albums in the States and more than 80 million worldwide, making them one of the best-selling groups of all time. Van Halen_sentence_19

As of 2007, Van Halen is one of only five rock bands with two studio albums to sell more than 10 million copies in the United States and is tied for the most multi-platinum albums by an American band. Van Halen_sentence_20

Additionally, Van Halen has charted 13 number-one hits on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart. Van Halen_sentence_21

VH1 ranked the band seventh on a list of the top 100 Hard Rock artists of all time. Van Halen_sentence_22

On October 6, 2020, Eddie died from cancer, which he was initially diagnosed with in 2001. Van Halen_sentence_23

Wolfgang subsequently confirmed a month after his father's death that Van Halen had disbanded. Van Halen_sentence_24

History Van Halen_section_0

1972–1977: Formation and early history Van Halen_section_1

The Van Halen brothers were born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Alex Van Halen in 1953 and Eddie Van Halen in 1955, sons to Dutch musician Jan Van Halen and Indonesian-born Indo Eugenia Van Beers. Van Halen_sentence_25

The family moved to Pasadena, California, in 1962. Van Halen_sentence_26

Young Edward soon began studying classical piano by ear, and became so proficient he won an annual piano recital contest 2 or 3 years in a row, despite never mastering the art of sight-reading sheet music. Van Halen_sentence_27

The brothers began playing music together in the 1960s, Eddie on drums and Alex on guitar. Van Halen_sentence_28

However, while Ed was delivering newspapers to payoff his drum set, Alex would secretly develop a passion and proficiency at them. Van Halen_sentence_29

Eventually out of frustration and brotherly competition, Ed told Alex, "OK, you play drums and I'll play your guitar." Van Halen_sentence_30

The Van Halen brothers formed their very first band, The Broken Combs, in 1964. Van Halen_sentence_31

As they gained popularity playing backyard parties and local high school functions, they changed their name first to The Trojan Rubber Co, then in 1972 to Genesis, later still to Mammoth when they discovered Genesis was already in use by a major-label British band. Van Halen_sentence_32

At this time Ed was both vocalist and lead guitarist and friend Mark Stone on bass. Van Halen_sentence_33

They rented a sound-system from Indiana-born, Pasadena transplant David Lee Roth for $10 per night. Van Halen_sentence_34

The loquacious, wordly, energetic son of a local opthamologist, Roth fronted a local R & B influenced rock band The Red Ball Jets. Van Halen_sentence_35

Roth's uncle Manny owned NYC's Bleeker street Cafe Wha? Van Halen_sentence_36

until 1968. Van Halen_sentence_37

Partly to save money, they now invited Roth to join as their lead vocalist despite previous unconvincing audition(s). Van Halen_sentence_38

Ultimately Roth's charismatic "Jim Dandy" approach would be both an artistic foil to Ed's circumspect, guitar prodigy talents as well as allowing Ed to focus his energies on song composition. Van Halen_sentence_39

By 1974, Roth had been in the band for about a year, when they decided to replace the ambivalent Stone, who was unsure about a career in music. Van Halen_sentence_40

Michael Anthony Sobolewski, a Pasadena college music-class mate of Ed's, after an all-night jam session. Van Halen_sentence_41

Mike had sang and played bass in a number of less successful Arcadia backyard-party bands, including "Snake". Van Halen_sentence_42

Although he had some reticence, his own Snake-bandmate encouraged him to seize this golden opportunity. Van Halen_sentence_43

In 1974, Mammoth officially changed its name to Van Halen. Van Halen_sentence_44

According to Roth, this was his brainchild. Van Halen_sentence_45

He felt it was a title that held long term identity, artistic and marketing advantages, like Santana. Van Halen_sentence_46

They continued to play Pasedina, San Bernardino, Venice at clubs, festivals, backyard parties and city parks like Hamilton, drawing up to 2000 people. Van Halen_sentence_47

Traffic jams and noise complaints often ensued, followed by local police, as far away as San Pedro. Van Halen_sentence_48

Van Halen subsequently played clubs in Los Angeles and West Hollywood to growing audiences, increasing their popularity entirely through self-promotion, passing out flyers at local high schools. Van Halen_sentence_49

This tenacious self-promotion soon built them an auspicious, loyal, area following. Van Halen_sentence_50

In 1974, the band got a major break when it was hired to play regularly at the Sunset Strip club Gazzarri's. Van Halen_sentence_51

The Doors had also 'broken' there in the late 60s. Van Halen_sentence_52

Owner, Bill Gazzarri previously claimed VH was "too loud". Van Halen_sentence_53

However, their new managers, Mark Algorri and Mario Miranda, took over the club's hiring and booked them through 1976. Van Halen_sentence_54

By the Spring of 1975, they were also the regular Tuesday night band at Myron's Ballroom. Van Halen_sentence_55

They had succeeded in becoming a staple of the Los Angeles music scene during the mid-1970s, playing at well-known clubs like the Whisky a Go Go on Sunset Strip.All the club gig success led naturally to the need for a demo tape, which was recorded at Cherokee Studios in Northridge where Steely Dan had recently completed an LP. Van Halen_sentence_56

According to a January 4, 1977, L.A. Van Halen_sentence_57 Times article by Robert Hilburn, entitled "HOMEGROWN PUNK", Rodney Bingenheimer saw Van Halen at Gazzarri's in the summer of 1976, and enticed Gene Simmons of Kiss to see them. Van Halen_sentence_58

Impressed to action, Simmons produced a 29-track Van Halen demo tape, entitled "Zero" at Village Recorder studios in Los Angeles and with post-production overdubs completed at Electric Lady Studios in New York. Van Halen_sentence_59

Simmons even suggested changing their name to "Daddy Longlegs." Van Halen_sentence_60

However, a very disappointed Simmons could do no more once Kiss management opined that VH "had no chance of making it". Van Halen_sentence_61

Doug Messenger, Van Morrison's band leader guitarist, knowing that Ted Templeman was looking for a "guitar hero" act, had seen Van Halen at the Starwood in Hollywood and placed a number of calls to Warner Bros. for Ted to check them put. Van Halen_sentence_62

"I dont know if it was 4 calls or 10, but I knew this was exactly the act Ted wanted. Van Halen_sentence_63

So on a horrendously rainy night in mid-1977", Warner Bros. executive Mo Ostin and producer Ted Templeman saw Van Halen perform at the Starwood in Hollywood. Van Halen_sentence_64

According to a December 1977 story in the Los Angeles Times, it was Van Halen's first booking at the Starwood and the first time they hired their own roadies. Van Halen_sentence_65

"We wanted to come on with a little class and we couldn't be seen setting up our own stuff in Hollywood," explained Roth. Van Halen_sentence_66

Although the audience was negligent, Messenger claims only a barmaid and himself were there until Ostin and Templeman arrived, yet the Warner reps were so impressed, that they wrote a letter of intent on a napkin and within a week they met at a local diner with the band, their future manager Marshall Berle, nephew of comedian Milton Berle and Warner touring manager Noel Monk, who had just guided the Sex Pistols across the United States. Van Halen_sentence_67

Warner offered the band a rather basic two album recording contract, one that heavily favored Warner, paying the four young men but $0.70 per unit (album) sold, a deal that would leave the band over $1 million in debt at the conclusion of their first supporting tour as the opening act for Journey and Montrose. Van Halen_sentence_68

The group recorded their debut album at Sunset Sound Recorders studio from mid-September to early October 1977, recording guitar parts for one week and then vocals for two additional. Van Halen_sentence_69

All of the tracks were laid down with little over-dubbing or multi-tracking. Van Halen_sentence_70

Minor mistakes were purposely left on the record and a very rudimentary instrument set-up was used to give the record a live feel. Van Halen_sentence_71

During this time, they continued to play various venues in Southern California, including some notable concerts at the Pasadena Convention Center produced by their promoter and impresario, Steve Tortomasi, himself a fixture in the local rock and roll scene. Van Halen_sentence_72

1978–1985: Commercial success Van Halen_section_2

Upon its release, Van Halen reached No. Van Halen_sentence_73

19 on the Billboard pop music charts, one of rock's most commercially successful debuts. Van Halen_sentence_74

It was highly regarded as both a heavy metal and hard rock album. Van Halen_sentence_75

The album included songs now regarded as Van Halen classics, like "Runnin' with the Devil" and the guitar solo "Eruption", which showcased Eddie's use of a technique known as "finger-tapping". Van Halen_sentence_76

The band toured for 9 months more, opening for Black Sabbath and establishing a reputation for their performances. Van Halen_sentence_77

The band's chemistry was based on Eddie Van Halen's guitar technique and David Lee Roth's charisma. Van Halen_sentence_78

The band returned to the studio for 2 weeks, in late 1978, to record Van Halen II, a 1979 LP similar in style to their debut. Van Halen_sentence_79

This record yielded the band's first hit single, "Dance the Night Away", which peaked at 15 on BB Hot 100. Van Halen_sentence_80

Over the next four years, the band toured non stop, never taking more than 2 weeks to record an album. Van Halen_sentence_81

Their Women and Children First album was released in 1980, and further cemented Van Halen's platinum-selling status to Warner Bros. Van Halen_sentence_82

It yielded two hit singles And the Cradle Will Rock... and [[Everybody_Wants_Some! Van Halen_sentence_83

!|Everybody Wants Some!!]]. Van Halen_sentence_84

For the first time, an amplified Wurlitzer electric piano was used to complement Ed's guitar. Van Halen_sentence_85

In 1981, during the recording of the Fair Warning album, artistic tensions rose. Van Halen_sentence_86

Eddie's desire for darker, more complex songs in minor keys was at odds with Roth's pop tastes and style. Van Halen_sentence_87

Nonetheless, Roth and veteran Warner Bros rock producer Ted Templeman acquiesced to Eddie's wishes on this album. Van Halen_sentence_88

Doug Messenger recalls how Ed and (engineer) Don Landee rerecorded the Unchained solo hours after Ted "stormed out of" the studio. Van Halen_sentence_89

This darker album only reached platinum status after $250,000 of payola pushed it up nationwide from 400k copies. Van Halen_sentence_90

Planning to release a cover single, then take a hiatus, Roth and Ed easily agreed upon a remake of the 1960s Roy Orbison classic Oh, Pretty Woman, which peaked at 12 on BB Top 100. Van Halen_sentence_91

Pretty Woman's comical video helped it's immediate success, but was also banned by MTV. Van Halen_sentence_92

However due to much pressure from Warner Bros. the hiatus was canceled and the Diver Down LP was squeezed out, again, within 2 weeks time. Van Halen_sentence_93

Roth's preference for pop covers prevailed this time and with Ed's synthesizer and guitar riffs Diver Down charted much better. Van Halen_sentence_94

The band then earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the highest-paid single appearance of a band: $1.5 million for a 90-minute set at Steve Wozniak's 1983 US Festival. Van Halen_sentence_95

A show that both Noel Monk and Doug Messenger considered artistically, a performance disaster, Roth being imbibed on cocaine to the point of forgetting lyrics. Van Halen_sentence_96

Despite this return to form, Roth and Eddie's differences continued, and this caused friction with other band members. Van Halen_sentence_97

Billy Sheehan, after his band Talas completed a tour with Van Halen, claims he was approached by Eddie to replace Michael Anthony, the reasons for this were never completely clear to Sheehan as nothing came of it. Van Halen_sentence_98

During this time, Eddie contributed the score and instrumental songs to the movie The Wild Life, starring Eric Stoltz. Van Halen_sentence_99

The score was laden with drum machine and hinted at sounds and riffs that would come with their next two albums, 1984 and 5150. Van Halen_sentence_100

1984 (released on January 9, 1984) was a commercial success, going five-times platinum after a year of release. Van Halen_sentence_101

Recorded at Eddie's newly built 5150 Studios, the album featured keyboards, which had only been used sporadically on previous albums. Van Halen_sentence_102

The lead single, "Jump", featured a synthesizer hook and anthemic lyrics inspired by news coverage of a suicidal jumper. Van Halen_sentence_103

It became the band's first and only No. Van Halen_sentence_104

1 pop hit with Roth, garnering them a Grammy nomination. Van Halen_sentence_105

Other singles included "Panama" (No. Van Halen_sentence_106

13 U.S.), "I'll Wait" (also No. Van Halen_sentence_107

13 U.S.), and "Hot for Teacher". Van Halen_sentence_108

Three of the songs had popular music videos on MTV. Van Halen_sentence_109

1984 was praised by critics and fans alike, peaking at No. Van Halen_sentence_110

2 on the Billboard charts behind Michael Jackson's Thriller. Van Halen_sentence_111

Sometime, within the year after the 1984 Tour, Roth decided to separate and form a new band. Van Halen_sentence_112

Group members have given different reasons for the split, but all were firmly rooted in control of the band's sound, artistic direction, singles released and pace. Van Halen_sentence_113

Roth was concerned about Eddie playing music outside of Van Halen. Van Halen_sentence_114

Roth was also launching a successful solo career with two hit cover songs off his Crazy from the Heat EP, a remake of The Beach Boys classic "California Girls" (#3 U.S.) and a pairing of the classic Al Jolson standard "Just a Gigolo" and "I Ain't Got Nobody"(#12 U.S.), which had previously been paired together by Louis Prima. Van Halen_sentence_115

Roth was also offered a $20-million film deal for a script titled Crazy from the Heat. Van Halen_sentence_116

Roth hoped Van Halen would contribute the soundtrack; however, the film deal fell through when CBS Pictures was reorganized in 1986. Van Halen_sentence_117

1986–1996: Sammy Hagar era Van Halen_section_3

Eddie invited Patty Smyth of Scandal to replace Roth but she declined. Van Halen_sentence_118

Eddie was then introduced to Sammy Hagar, via their mutual Ferrari mechanic. Van Halen_sentence_119

Hagar was the former frontman for the hard rock group Montrose, and now a solo artist coming off a very successful year. Van Halen_sentence_120

His hit single "I Can't Drive 55" came from his 1984 album VOA, produced by Ted Templeman who had also produced Montrose's first album Montrose, as well as all of Van Halen's albums up to that point. Van Halen_sentence_121

Hagar agreed to sing as well as play rhythm guitar. Van Halen_sentence_122

Daryl Hall was also offered the lead vocal position in 1985, but also declined. Van Halen_sentence_123

Hall verified, to Hagar, his musical guest in the May 2015 season premiere of Live from Daryl's House that indeed he was approached after a Hall & Oates concert. Van Halen_sentence_124

When Warner Brothers president Mo Ostin came to the band's 5150 Studios to hear the band's progress, Hagar said, the band played "Why Can’t This Be Love" live with Eddie on keyboards, after which Ostin proclaimed: "I smell money." Van Halen_sentence_125

The 1986 Van Halen album 5150 was a huge hit, becoming the band's first No. Van Halen_sentence_126

1 album on the Billboard charts, driven by the keyboard-dominated singles "Why Can't This Be Love" (#3 U.S.), "Dreams", and "Love Walks In" (Top 30 U.S.). Van Halen_sentence_127

To further introduce the new era for the band, a new Van Halen logo was put on the cover. Van Halen_sentence_128

The new logo retained elements of the original, but now the lines extending from either side of 'VH' wrapped around and formed a ring. Van Halen_sentence_129

Following the release of the 5150 album, the "5150 Tour" tour was launched to support it across North America. Van Halen_sentence_130

Footage was released on VHS and DVD as Live Without a Net. Van Halen_sentence_131

The band minimized the use of pre-Hagar Van Halen songs in the set, other than the band's best known classics. Van Halen_sentence_132

This was a trend that continued, with the expanding repertoire of Hagar-era songs slowly whittling away at the number of Roth-era songs on the set list. Van Halen_sentence_133

All four studio albums produced during this period reached No. Van Halen_sentence_134

1 on the Billboard pop music charts and 17 singles breached the top 12 of the mainstream rock tracks chart. Van Halen_sentence_135

During that era, a single taken from 1988's OU812, "When It's Love", reached the Top Five, peaking at No. Van Halen_sentence_136

5. Van Halen_sentence_137

In addition, Van Halen was nominated for two Grammy awards. Van Halen_sentence_138

The band won the 1992 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal for the album For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge. Van Halen_sentence_139

Van Halen continued to enjoy success throughout the mid-1990s. Van Halen_sentence_140

In 1995, Van Halen released the album Balance and supported Bon Jovi on their European Summer stadium tour. Van Halen_sentence_141

They also made a live album called Live: Right Here, Right Now. Van Halen_sentence_142

During the recording of songs for the film Twister, escalating tension between Hagar and the Van Halen brothers boiled over and Hagar departed on Father's Day, 1996. Van Halen_sentence_143

The band had recorded "Humans Being", a song for which Eddie, unhappy with Hagar's lyrics, retitled the song and wrote the melody. Van Halen_sentence_144

This upset Hagar, and when they were to record a second song for the soundtrack, Hagar was in Hawaii for the birth of his child. Van Halen_sentence_145

It was not an easy birth as the baby was breech, so needed to be delivered via C-section. Van Halen_sentence_146

With Hagar back in Hawaii and against the idea of doing the project, but having another song left to contribute, the Van Halen brothers alone recorded the instrumental "Respect the Wind". Van Halen_sentence_147

The performance, which featured Eddie playing guitar and Alex playing keyboards, was nominated for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the 39th Annual Grammy Awards. Van Halen_sentence_148

The band was also working on a compilation album. Van Halen_sentence_149

This led to conflicts with Hagar and the group's new manager, Ray Danniels, (Ed Leffler's replacement and Alex Van Halen's former brother-in-law), even though it was Leffler who had renewed their contract with Warner Bros. Records and had added in the Best Of album option years before. Van Halen_sentence_150

Hagar was reluctant to work on a compilation album before a new album came out, but if the rest of the band and Danniels insisted on going forward with one at that time, his preference was that it should include only Roth-era songs, or as a second choice, that two volumes should be released, one of Roth-era songs and one of Hagar-era songs. Van Halen_sentence_151

During this same period, competing personal priorities and creative differences contributed to increasing interpersonal tensions within the band, particularly between Eddie and Hagar. Van Halen_sentence_152

The relationship between Hagar and Van Halen broke down. Van Halen_sentence_153

1996: Temporary reunion with Roth Van Halen_section_4

David Lee Roth called Eddie to discuss what tracks would be included on a planned Van Halen compilation (work on which had actually begun before Hagar's departure). Van Halen_sentence_154

They got along well, and Eddie invited him up to his house/studio. Van Halen_sentence_155

Shortly afterwards, Roth re-entered the studio with the band and producer Glen Ballard. Van Halen_sentence_156

Two songs from those sessions were added to the band's Best Of – Volume I album and released as singles to promote it. Van Halen_sentence_157

In September, Van Halen was asked to present an award at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards. Van Halen_sentence_158

They agreed, and on September 4, 1996, the four original members of Van Halen made their first public appearance together in over eleven years. Van Halen_sentence_159

This helped to bring the compilation to No. Van Halen_sentence_160

1 on the U.S. album charts. Van Halen_sentence_161

However, unknown to Roth, Eddie and Alex were still auditioning other singers, including Mitch Malloy. Van Halen_sentence_162

The band's appearance on the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards fueled reunion speculation. Van Halen_sentence_163

But several weeks after the awards show, it was discovered that Roth was out of Van Halen again. Van Halen_sentence_164

Roth released a statement in which he apologized to the media and the fans, stating that he was an unwitting participant in a publicity stunt by Van Halen and manager Ray Danniels. Van Halen_sentence_165

The next day, Eddie and Alex released their own statement, claiming they had been completely honest with Roth and had never suggested he was guaranteed to be the next lead singer. Van Halen_sentence_166

Eddie later explained (in regard to the MTV Video Music Awards appearance) that he had initially been embarrassed by Roth's antics while on camera behind Beck, who was giving an acceptance speech for the award that Van Halen had presented to him. Van Halen_sentence_167

Immediately following this, the band had been taken to a backstage press conference where press queries about a reunion tour were met with Eddie saying that he needed a hip replacement and would have to record an entire new studio album before any tour. Van Halen_sentence_168

In private Roth told Eddie to avoid talking about negative things like his hip and the two almost came to blows, thereby shattering any chance of a full-scale reunion. Van Halen_sentence_169

1996–1999: Gary Cherone era Van Halen_section_5

Van Halen's next lead singer was Gary Cherone, frontman of the then-defunct Boston-based band Extreme, a group which had enjoyed some popular success in the early 1990s. Van Halen_sentence_170

The result was the album Van Halen III. Van Halen_sentence_171

Many songs were longer and more experimental than Van Halen's earlier work. Van Halen_sentence_172

It was a notable contrast from their previous material, with more focus on ballads than traditional rock songs ("How Many Say I", with Eddie on vocals). Van Halen_sentence_173

Sales were poor by the band's standards, only reaching a Gold certification, despite the album peaking at No. Van Halen_sentence_174

4 on the U.S. charts. Van Halen_sentence_175

However, Van Halen III did produce the hit "Without You", and another album track, "Fire in the Hole", appeared on the Lethal Weapon 4 soundtrack. Van Halen_sentence_176

The album was followed by a tour. Van Halen_sentence_177

The III Tour saw Van Halen playing in new countries, including first ever visits to Australia and New Zealand. Van Halen_sentence_178

"Without You" acquired No. Van Halen_sentence_179

1 place on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Charts in 1998, the 13th song of theirs to do so, and thus making them the band with the most Mainstream Rock No. Van Halen_sentence_180

1s. Van Halen_sentence_181

Shortly afterwards, Van Halen returned to the studio and in early 1999, they started work on a new album. Van Halen_sentence_182

Working titles of songs included "Left for Dead", "River Wide", "Say Uncle", "You Wear it Well", "More Than Yesterday", "I Don't Miss You ... Much", "Love Divine", and "From Here, Where Do We Go?". Van Halen_sentence_183

The project was never released, with Cherone leaving the band amicably in November 1999. Van Halen_sentence_184

Citing musical differences, it is likely III's poor sales and critical reception had a big impact. Van Halen_sentence_185

None of the material from these sessions has ever been released, and in fact the band released no new material at all until three new songs were included on the 2004 Best of Both Worlds compilation. Van Halen_sentence_186

Lyrics that Cherone had written for the Van Halen III follow up would be used in his next project with Tribe of Judah. Van Halen_sentence_187

Touring with Cherone had proven disappointing in terms of attendance. Van Halen_sentence_188

Eddie later admitted that "the powers that be" (Warner Bros.) had forced his hand in parting with Cherone. Van Halen_sentence_189

Unlike with the previous two singers, there was reportedly no bad blood behind the breakup, and Cherone remained in contact and on good terms with Van Halen. Van Halen_sentence_190

As when Hagar left, speculation resumed on a Roth reunion. Van Halen_sentence_191

1999–2003: Hiatus from public Van Halen_section_6

Eddie recovered from his hip surgery in November 1999, but from 2000 to early 2004 no official statements were made by Van Halen and no music was released. Van Halen_sentence_192

However, information about members past and present trickled in. Van Halen_sentence_193

The Van Halen brothers continued writing at 5150 Studios, Cherone recorded an album and toured with new band Tribe of Judah. Van Halen_sentence_194

One of the songs that Cherone had written for the scrapped second album with Van Halen, titled "Left For Dead", would see its lyrics set to a new musical arrangement with Tribe of Judah. Van Halen_sentence_195

Responding to speculation that he had been approached to replace Cherone, David Coverdale said, "I called a mutual friend and said, 'Tell Eddie I had nothing to do with this.' Van Halen_sentence_196

It just got ridiculous. Van Halen_sentence_197

I've heard that they were going to approach me, but since I left Purple I've always done my own thing. Van Halen_sentence_198

Why would I join anybody else?" Van Halen_sentence_199

In the summer of 2002, Roth and Hagar teamed up in the Song for Song, the Heavyweight Champs of Rock and Roll tour (also known as the 'Sans-Halen' or 'Sam & Dave' Tour). Van Halen_sentence_200

The tour, with both singers headlining, attracted media and audience fascination because it seemed more improbable than even a Van Halen tour with Roth or Hagar. Van Halen_sentence_201

It drew large crowds and featured no opening acts, Roth and Hagar alternating as the first act. Van Halen_sentence_202

Roth contrasted his personality with Hagar's: "He's the kind of guy you go out with to split a bottle with a friend. Van Halen_sentence_203

I'm the kind of guy you go out with if you want to split your friend with a bottle." Van Halen_sentence_204

Anthony guested with Hagar's band, The Waboritas, numerous times and sometimes even sang lead vocals. Van Halen_sentence_205

During performances, Hagar would tease Anthony by asking, "Do the brothers know you're here?" Van Halen_sentence_206

Anthony never played with Roth. Van Halen_sentence_207

Cherone appeared on occasion. Van Halen_sentence_208

Hagar released a live album (Hallelujah), featuring vocals by Anthony and Cherone, and a documentary DVD, Long Road to Cabo, about touring with Roth. Van Halen_sentence_209

While the two singers promoted the tour and publicly claimed mutual respect, rumors of bitter acrimony and mutual loathing swirled. Van Halen_sentence_210

The allegations were later supported by backstage video, which showed the Roth and Hagar camps maintaining strict separation. Van Halen_sentence_211

Next, Hagar joined with Joe Satriani and Journey guitarist Neal Schon to form a side project, Planet Us, with Michael Anthony and Deen Castronovo (also of Journey) on drums. Van Halen_sentence_212

The band recorded just two songs and played live a few times before dissolving when Hagar and Anthony rejoined Van Halen. Van Halen_sentence_213

On July 4, 2004, Roth performed with one of the world's most popular orchestras, the Boston Pops, at United States' annual Pops Goes the Fourth celebration in Boston. Van Halen_sentence_214

Hagar remained active, releasing five albums and creating his own merchandising brand Cabo Wabo, which lends its name to his line of tequila, as well as his franchise of cantinas. Van Halen_sentence_215

He reunited with Montrose in 2003 and 2005 for a few performances and maintained contact with Anthony, often playing with him. Van Halen_sentence_216

With Van Halen inactive, Anthony set up a website and worked on merchandising projects such as his signature Yamaha bass and range of hot sauces. Van Halen_sentence_217

He became involved with the annual music industry NAMM Show. Van Halen_sentence_218

2003–2005: Reunion with Hagar Van Halen_section_7

During January 2003, the VHND (Van Halen News Desk) website reported that Hagar was working with the Van Halen brothers. Van Halen_sentence_219

No official confirmation came for an extended period of time. Van Halen_sentence_220

In late March 2004, Van Halen and Hagar announced that Hagar would reunite with the band for a new compilation release and a summer concert tour of the U.S. Van Halen_sentence_221

In July 2004, Van Halen released The Best of Both Worlds, a double CD compilation featuring three new songs with Hagar: "It's About Time", "Up for Breakfast", and "Learning to See". Van Halen_sentence_222

These new songs were credited to Hagar/Van Halen/Van Halen, which was unusual since normally the entire lineup, which also included Michael Anthony, would be credited. Van Halen_sentence_223

However, the performance was credited to the entire band. Van Halen_sentence_224

Anthony later revealed in interviews that Eddie had in fact not wanted him to be a part of the reunion and for this reason Anthony had not been allowed to perform in the sessions (explaining his lack of a songwriting credit), with Eddie playing the bass parts himself instead. Van Halen_sentence_225

However, Anthony did provide backing vocals for the three tracks. Van Halen_sentence_226

No songs with Cherone from Van Halen III were included. Van Halen_sentence_227

It was certified platinum in the US in August 2004. Van Halen_sentence_228

The Summer 2004 tour grossed almost US$55 million, and Pollstar listed Van Halen in the top 10 grossing tours of 2004. Van Halen_sentence_229

Professional reviews of the tour, however, proved to be mixed. Van Halen_sentence_230

On some shows, Eddie's son Wolfgang came onstage and played guitar with his father during "316", a song dedicated to his son, taking its name from his March 16 date of birth. Van Halen_sentence_231

During the later stages of the tour, stories of Eddie being drunk began to surface along with fan-shot video footage of poor playing. Van Halen_sentence_232

At the band's final show of the tour, in Tucson, Eddie smashed one of his guitars at the end of the show. Van Halen_sentence_233

After the tour, things broke down. Van Halen_sentence_234

At first Hagar stated he had yet to decide what he would be doing with Van Halen, although he was still an official member of the band. Van Halen_sentence_235

Soon after, however, both Hagar and Anthony admitted that Eddie had problems with alcohol during the tour that affected everyone involved. Van Halen_sentence_236

Hagar stated that he was "done with Van Halen" and wished that everyone would have "taken it more seriously." Van Halen_sentence_237

Despite this, Eddie later described himself as "satisfied" with the tour. Van Halen_sentence_238

After the tour ended, Hagar returned to his solo band The Waboritas, and Anthony appeared with him on tour occasionally. Van Halen_sentence_239

The band quickly faded from view after Hagar left again. Van Halen_sentence_240

In December 2005, Anthony revealed in an interview with Mark & Brian that he had not talked with the Van Halens and was unsure of their plans. Van Halen_sentence_241

2006–2008: Second reunion with Roth Van Halen_section_8

Rumors of a Roth reunion re-emerged and on January 3, 2006, Roth explained during an interview that he had spoken to Alex Van Halen the previous week and a reunion was "inevitable." Van Halen_sentence_242

However, he also said that Eddie Van Halen was "off in his own little world" recently. Van Halen_sentence_243

When asked if any problems occurred with Hagar during the 2004 tour Eddie answered, "Sammy is Sammy, and for the most part that's just fine." Van Halen_sentence_244

Roth persisted with suggestions of a reunion, saying, "People want the reunion," and "No one will pay respect to what any of us do [musically] until we get the reunion out of the way." Van Halen_sentence_245

In May 2006, he told, "There's contact between the two camps." Van Halen_sentence_246

On June 3, Anthony began a successful tour with Hagar billed as "The Other Half" (a reference to them being half of Van Halen with the other half being Eddie/Alex), with Anthony singing lead vocals sometimes. Van Halen_sentence_247

Meanwhile, on June 19 the Van Halen brothers jumped onstage with Kenny Chesney at The Home Depot Center performing "Jump" and "You Really Got Me". Van Halen_sentence_248

This unusual performance was their first onstage since the 2004 tour. Van Halen_sentence_249

This was followed by another Eddie performance on July 19, 2006, at the House of Petals in Los Angeles, playing new material. Van Halen_sentence_250

He followed this with an announcement on July 27, 2006, that some of his new music would be released on the soundtrack for the pornographic film Sacred Sin. Van Halen_sentence_251

In March 2006, Anthony spoke to Japanese rock magazine Burrn! Van Halen_sentence_252 , claiming the brothers did not want him on the 2004 reunion tour, although Hagar did (and would not play without Anthony), but he had to agree to reduced royalties and end absolutely all association with the band after the tour in terms of rights to using the name to promote himself. Van Halen_sentence_253

It was in this same interview he admitted he was not involved in the new songs on Best of Both Worlds and only recorded three tracks for Van Halen III. Van Halen_sentence_254

Anthony was replaced as bass player by Eddie's son, Wolfgang Van Halen, in 2006. Van Halen_sentence_255

On September 8, 2006, Howard Stern's live interview with Eddie broke the band's long silence. Van Halen_sentence_256

Eddie said he was willing to reunite with Roth and revealed a solo album in the works. Van Halen_sentence_257

Eddie confirmed that Wolfgang had replaced Anthony on bass; Wolfgang had played bass alongside his father on some 2004 concerts. Van Halen_sentence_258

When queried about The Other Half tour, Eddie said Anthony could "do what he wants" now. Van Halen_sentence_259

This shocked and offended many fans. Van Halen_sentence_260

In November, Eddie's spokesperson, Janie Liszewski, claimed the Van Halen family was writing/rehearsing for a summer 2007 tour, which Billboard magazine's website shortly confirmed. Van Halen_sentence_261

However, the Van Halen website remained in the state it had been in since the Hagar reunion. Van Halen_sentence_262

On December 11, 2006, Eddie stated to Guitar World magazine that Roth had been directly invited to rejoin the band. Van Halen_sentence_263

However, on December 28, Roth announced that he had not talked to Eddie in two years, and a reunion with Van Halen could result in a "Jerry Springer-style fight." Van Halen_sentence_264

In January 2007, Van Halen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Van Halen_sentence_265

The Van Halen brothers, Anthony, Hagar, and Roth were inducted, though only Hagar and Anthony appeared at the induction ceremony on behalf of the group. Van Halen_sentence_266

Billboard announced on January 24, 2007 that Van Halen would reunite with Roth for a U.S. tour. Van Halen_sentence_267

This was confirmed shortly after on the official Van Halen website. Van Halen_sentence_268

The Van Halen News Desk announced on February 15, 2007, that a Van Halen Best Of (1978–1984), a single-disc compilation of the Roth era, would be released by April 3. Van Halen_sentence_269

Shortly after, information arrived in a flood. Van Halen_sentence_270

Various sources claimed the tour was shut down as was the new Best Of CD. Van Halen_sentence_271

On March 8, 2007, Eddie announced on Van Halen's website that he was in rehab. Van Halen_sentence_272

Along with the announcement, a change was made to the website. Van Halen_sentence_273

The logo at the top of the page changed to the original Van Halen logo from their 1978 debut album. Van Halen_sentence_274

As the band's Hall of Fame induction drew near, media focus shifted to that. Van Halen_sentence_275

Velvet Revolver would induct the band and speak on their behalf. Van Halen_sentence_276

On March 12, 2007, the band was inducted at a ceremony held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. Van Halen_sentence_277

Anthony and Hagar were the only inductees in attendance. Van Halen_sentence_278

Velvet Revolver played "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love", and Anthony and Hagar performed "Why Can't This Be Love" with Paul Shaffer. Van Halen_sentence_279

At a post-induction press conference, Hagar said he would love to work with Van Halen again but that the Van Halens should tour with Roth first. Van Halen_sentence_280

On April 21, 2007, Eddie served as an Honorary Race Official for the NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway. Van Halen_sentence_281

On May 24, he posted a note to the Van Halen website confirming that he had completed rehab successfully. Van Halen_sentence_282

After nearly 10 months of speculation and rumors, Van Halen (and Roth separately via his own website) said that the band would be going on a tour of North America. Van Halen_sentence_283

Roth claimed in the press release that, "the idea is that this will continue on and on and on" and also that a world tour and a new album were both in the works. Van Halen_sentence_284

Press reaction to the reunion was largely warm, but the re-designed website sparked controversy when Anthony was removed from images of old album artwork. Van Halen_sentence_285

The album covers were restored to their original condition a day later without a word. Van Halen_sentence_286

The Fall 2007 tour was originally 25 dates, but was extended into 2008 with a second leg. Van Halen_sentence_287

Van Halen started their new tour on September 27, 2007, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Van Halen_sentence_288

Playing to sellout crowds, the tour generated positive reviews. Van Halen_sentence_289

Amid rumors of Eddie being back in rehab, multiple dates of the tour were postponed. Van Halen_sentence_290

The official reason was the need for medical procedures to be run on Eddie. Van Halen_sentence_291

On March 5, 2008, World Entertainment Weekly to CBS News reported that the reason the tour had been interrupted was Eddie's needing to reenter rehab. Van Halen_sentence_292

The report also indicated that it had been a "furious backstage bust-up in Florida with his 17-year-old son and bandmate Wolfgang" which had motivated Eddie to seek help once again. Van Halen_sentence_293

In response to rumors about Eddie being back in rehab Valerie Bertinelli said that "he is not in rehab." Van Halen_sentence_294

She did not, however, say if he had recently been in rehab, stating only that he was not currently, a statement echoed by Wolfgang during the 2008 Kids Choice Awards. Van Halen_sentence_295

Eventually, the tour started back up on April 17 at the Reno Events Center in Nevada. Van Halen_sentence_296

The tour ended on June 2, 2008, at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Van Halen_sentence_297

During the show Roth stated multiple times that this would not be their final show and that they would "see everyone next time." Van Halen_sentence_298

At this show the arena sign was altered to read "VAN HALEN ARENA". Van Halen_sentence_299

According to the Van Halen News Desk, the reunion tour with Roth was the highest grossing in the band's history, raking in almost $93 million. Van Halen_sentence_300

On July 3, 2008, Van Halen headlined the Quebec City Summer Festival in front of a crowd of 85,000. Van Halen_sentence_301

2009–2014: A Different Kind of Truth Van Halen_section_9

In an interview with Guitar World, posted on November 12, 2008, about the making of his upcoming new EVH Wolfgang guitar from Fender, Eddie said, in regard to new Van Halen music, "I'll be making music 'til the day I die. Van Halen_sentence_302

I've done all kinds of stuff, and more is coming. Van Halen_sentence_303

I can't tell you exactly when right now. Van Halen_sentence_304

Wolfgang is in the 12th grade and he needs to graduate first. Van Halen_sentence_305

Then I'm getting married in June. Van Halen_sentence_306

We'll pick it up after that." Van Halen_sentence_307

Eddie underwent surgery on his left hand in 2009, following some treatment for arthritis as he felt pain in his fingers during the 2007 tour. Van Halen_sentence_308

In an interview with Glide Magazine appearing in the May 2010 issue, Dweezil Zappa commented that Eddie had played him "new stuff from his record." Van Halen_sentence_309

It was not clear from the interview if the music was intended for a new Van Halen record. Van Halen_sentence_310

In August 2010, Warner/Chappell Music extended its administration agreements with Van Halen (specifically Eddie and Alex Van Halen). Van Halen_sentence_311

Under the agreement, Warner/Chappell will continue to administer their catalog of works. Van Halen_sentence_312

This press release also stated that the group was in the studio recording an album with Roth, that was due for release in 2011. Van Halen_sentence_313

Van Halen entered the Henson Studio C with producer John Shanks on January 17, 2011. Van Halen_sentence_314

Shanks posted on his Twitter account that he was in the studio with the band and posted a picture of one of Eddie's signature amps. Van Halen_sentence_315

The new album would be the first full-length Van Halen album since 1998's Van Halen III and the first new music from the band since the three new songs from the 2004's Best of Both Worlds compilation. Van Halen_sentence_316

It would also be the first Van Halen album to feature Eddie's son, Wolfgang, on the bass in place of Anthony. Van Halen_sentence_317

This would also be the first full-length album to feature Roth on vocals in over 27 years, and the first new material with him in 15 years, since the two new songs with him on the Best Of – Volume I. Van Halen_sentence_318

It would also be the first recorded music from Roth since 2003's Diamond Dave. Van Halen_sentence_319

On June 16, 2011, Creed, Alter Bridge and Tremonti guitarist Mark Tremonti claimed that he had been invited to 5150 studios and that Eddie, Alex and Wolfgang Van Halen performed the album live, in its entirety, for Tremonti and Creed touring guitarist, Eric Friedman. Van Halen_sentence_320

Producer/engineer Ross Hogarth claimed on July 31, 2011, that "[t]he whole Van Halen record has been recorded." Van Halen_sentence_321

On September 5, 2011, it was reported that the mixing on the new album had been completed in mid-August, and production had progressed to the mastering stage. Van Halen_sentence_322

Their official website was updated on December 26, 2011, announcing that tickets for their 2012 tour would be available starting January 10, 2012. Van Halen_sentence_323

On January 5, 2012, Van Halen played an intimate club gig at New York City's Cafe Wha? Van Halen_sentence_324

which received widespread praise from media and fans. Van Halen_sentence_325

On January 10, the band's first single, titled "Tattoo", made its premiere on radio stations. Van Halen_sentence_326

The following week, the single debuted at No. Van Halen_sentence_327

67 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Van Halen_sentence_328

The band's new studio album from Interscope Records, titled A Different Kind of Truth, was released on February 7, 2012. Van Halen_sentence_329

It was Van Halen's first studio release since 1998 and first with Roth on lead vocals since 1984. Van Halen_sentence_330

On February 8, 2012, Van Halen performed a "friends and family" dress rehearsal at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Van Halen_sentence_331

The show featured many classics as well as several new songs from their latest release, A Different Kind of Truth, which was released officially the day before in the United States. Van Halen_sentence_332

Despite Van Halen's long lay-off between studio albums, A Different Kind of Truth sold 188,000 copies during its first six days of release, debuting at No. Van Halen_sentence_333

2 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Van Halen_sentence_334

There was an overwhelmingly positive critical and fan response to A Different Kind of Truth, which helped to fuel the album's long run in the upper reaches of the U.S. Van Halen_sentence_335

Billboard 200 Album Chart; additionally, it earned the band its highest-ever charting album in the United Kingdom (debuting at No. Van Halen_sentence_336

6). Van Halen_sentence_337

Despite an average ticket price of approximately $150, Van Halen's "A Different Kind of Truth Tour" proved to be a commercial success as well, with nearly all U.S. arena shows "either sold-out, or close to it." Van Halen_sentence_338

Critically, the band received mostly positive reviews, particularly when performing throughout the U.S. Northeast and West Coast. Van Halen_sentence_339

R&B legends Kool and the Gang were hand-picked by frontman Roth to open the first two legs of Van Halen's tour. Van Halen_sentence_340

On May 17, 2012, Rolling Stone reported that Van Halen was postponing all tour dates after their show of June 26 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Van Halen_sentence_341

Shortly thereafter, the Van Halen News Desk revealed that the band's members were in good health, had not been arguing with each other, and that the reason for the postponed tour dates was to take a break after 18 months of non-stop recording and touring as well as to allow the group the opportunity to enhance its concert presentation before resuming the tour in the late summer of 2012. Van Halen_sentence_342

However, the postponed dates were officially listed as cancelled shortly thereafter. Van Halen_sentence_343

On August 30, 2012, Eddie was diagnosed with diverticulitis and underwent surgery postponing the shows in Japan initially scheduled for November 2012. Van Halen_sentence_344

On April 20, 2013, the Roth-fronted Van Halen played its first show outside North America since 1984, and their first in Australia since 1998, at the Stone Festival in Sydney. Van Halen_sentence_345

This was followed by one show each in Tokyo and Nagoya, and two in Osaka, from June 18 to 26. Van Halen_sentence_346

2015–2019: Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, North American Tour and hiatus Van Halen_section_10

In February 2015, Van Halen fansite announced that Van Halen would be releasing their first ever live album with original vocalist David Lee Roth, Tokyo Dome Live in Concert on March 31, 2015. Van Halen_sentence_347

It was also reported that the band would be releasing newly remastered versions of their 1978 debut and 1984 on CD, digital, and vinyl. Van Halen_sentence_348

In an interview the same month, when asked about the status of Van Halen, Eddie responded by saying "I'd love to make a studio record. Van Halen_sentence_349

Depends on everybody's timing. Van Halen_sentence_350

I don't know what Dave Lee Roth is up to now. Van Halen_sentence_351

I don't know if he's living in New York or Japan or wherever he is." Van Halen_sentence_352

On March 24, 2015, Van Halen announced a 39 date tour with Roth to take place from July to October 2015 across North America. Van Halen_sentence_353

In April 2015, Eddie told Rolling Stone that the band will "probably hunker down and do a studio record" after their tour. Van Halen_sentence_354

On September 12, 2019, Van Halen announced that they would be releasing a box set of the Japanese singles, which was released on November 1, 2019. Van Halen_sentence_355

On September 30, 2019, while promoting an upcoming 2020 solo concert, Roth expressed uncertainty towards the band's future, stating "I think Van Halen is finished." Van Halen_sentence_356

However, Hagar indicated in a May 2020 interview that he believed otherwise claiming "Until Ed or Alex Van Halen die, they’re not finished." Van Halen_sentence_357

He expressed a hope that the band could reunite with himself and Anthony saying "My dream tour is the Sam and Dave tour with Ed, Al and Mike." Van Halen_sentence_358

2020: Eddie's death and disbandment Van Halen_section_11

On October 6, 2020, Wolfgang announced on his Twitter account that Eddie had died from cancer. Van Halen_sentence_359

His death came just ten days after original Van Halen bassist Mark Stone died of cancer. Van Halen_sentence_360

In a November 2020 interview with Howard Stern, Wolfgang Van Halen confirmed the band's end, stating "You can't have Van Halen without Eddie Van Halen." Van Halen_sentence_361

He had also confirmed that the band had considered a "kitchen-sink" reunion tour with Hagar, Anthony and Cherone in the mix prior to Eddie's illness. Van Halen_sentence_362

Contract riders Van Halen_section_12

The complex technical demands of a Van Halen tour ultimately had a notable side-effect on modern pop music tours, especially via the concert's technical contract-rider. Van Halen_sentence_363

The band used contract-riders to verify the venue's power availability, security, structural and weight distribution details. Van Halen_sentence_364

Their now-infamous riders specified that a bowl of M&M's candies was to be placed in their dressing room and, separately, in a different area of the contract, that all of the brown M&M's were to be removed. Van Halen_sentence_365

According to both manager Noel Monk and Roth, this was listed in the technical portion of the contract not because the band wanted to make capricious demands of the venue location, but rather as a test to see if the electrical, structural, security, and safety requirements in the rider had been thoroughly observed. Van Halen_sentence_366

If the bowl, sans brown M&Ms was present, then the band, management and crew could safely assume the other, more legitimate concerns in the technical rider were fulfilled; conversely, if the bowl was missing, or brown M&M's were present, then Van Halen management would be within their rights to have their crew or the venue inspect the work, redo it or even cancel the night's production at the venue's expense. Van Halen_sentence_367

Musical style Van Halen_section_13

Van Halen's musical style has been described as hard rock, heavy metal and glam metal. Van Halen_sentence_368

Band members Van Halen_section_14

Timeline Van Halen_section_15

Lineups Van Halen_section_16

Discography Van Halen_section_17

Main article: Van Halen discography Van Halen_sentence_369

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Concert tours Van Halen_section_18

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Awards and nominations Van Halen_section_19

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Van Halen Van Halen_sentence_370

Van Halen's For Unlawful Carnal Knowldege won two awards in the 1992 season: Best Hard Rock Performance at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards, and Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album at the American Music Awards. Van Halen_sentence_371

The band has received an additional two Grammy nominations and eight further AMA nominations. Van Halen_sentence_372

The video for their 1992 single "Right Now" won three awards (of seven nominations) at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards including the prestigious title of Video of the Year. Van Halen_sentence_373

The band's videos had previously been nominated for four VMAs, with "Jump" winning Award for Best Stage Performance at the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards in 1984. Van Halen_sentence_374

See also Van Halen_section_20

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Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: Halen.