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Van Halen
Van Halen
Origin: Pasadena, California, U.S.
Years active: 1972 – present
Members: David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen, Alex Van Halen
Former members: Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Gary Cherone, Mark Stone, Mitch Malloy

Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1972.
They enjoyed immediate popularity and influence from the release of their debut album,
Van Halen in 1978, which lasted until the band's lineup destabilized in the late 1990s.
As of 2007 Van Halen has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide and earning the band
the Guinness Book of World Records title for the most number one hits on the Billboard
Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. According to the Recording Industry Association of America,
Van Halen is #19 on the list of top selling artists of all time (having sold more than 56
million albums in the U.S.) and is one of only five rock groups that have had two albums
sell more than 10 million copies in the U.S. The band and its best known former members

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