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InnaGaddaDaVida

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Van Halen
« on: July 22, 2016, 04:01:43 PM »
Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.
Years active   1972–present

Members   
David Lee Roth
Eddie Van Halen
Alex Van Halen
Wolfgang Van Halen

Past members   
Mark Stone
Michael Anthony
Sammy Hagar
Gary Cherone

 In 1985, the band replaced lead singer David Lee Roth with former Montrose lead vocalist Sammy Hagar. With Hagar, the group would release four U.S. number-one albums over the course of 11 years. Hagar left the band in 1996 shortly before the release of the band's first greatest hits collection, Best Of – Volume I. Former Extreme frontman Gary Cherone was quickly recruited as lead singer to replace Hagar, and Van Halen III was released in 1998. Cherone left the band in frustration in 1999 after the tour due to the poor commercial performance of the album.

Van Halen went on hiatus until 2003 when they reunited with Hagar for a worldwide tour.

Hagar again left Van Halen in 2005, and in 2006 Roth returned as lead vocalist for their highest-grossing tour, and one of the highest-grossing tours of that year. Anthony was not invited to participate in the tour and was essentially fired from the band, replaced by Wolfgang Van Halen, Eddie's son.
Van Halen is one of only five rock bands that have had two studio albums sell more than 10 million copies in the U.S.  Van Halen charted the most number-one hits in the history of Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart and they are one of the world's best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 80 million records.
In 2007, Van Halen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. VH1 ranked them 7th on their list of the top 100 hard rock artists of all time.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Eruption    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_lwocmL9dQ

Running With The Devil    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5txwFv-zYM

Ain't Talking About Love     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuyvT8nFMLY&list=PLmL1CLy-xH2nkBp8eDhgiNnlEZxkTtqFJ

Van Halen-Can't Get This Stuff No More    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HHQ11HOZwM
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Re: Van Halen
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2016, 06:10:16 PM »
Mean Street- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2R2KXNQR1M
Unchained- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx86CxKYtg0

One GREAT f**kin album "Fair Warning" one of my favorites, deserves much more credit than it is given in their catalog.  8)

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Re: Van Halen
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2016, 06:24:51 PM »
Love Fair Warning and Women and Children First, Diver Down was always the one I thought was the weakest of the original lineup, still a good record though.

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Re: Van Halen
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2016, 06:50:50 PM »
Agreed, a few good tracks but a long step down from the first four for sure. They did muster a nice comeback with 1984 so at least that lineup went out on a high note before disbanding the first time.

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Re: Van Halen
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2016, 12:43:56 PM »
Unchained- Oakland 81 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn8APTMyKsg

Little Guitars- This was certainly a highlight from Diver Down
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6umKShwSVQA

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Re: Van Halen
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2016, 02:58:22 PM »
So many classic songs from these guys, here are a few more of my top picks.

Little dreamer- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbixKDRxIz0
Outta love again- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU64RQYLbtk
And the cradle will rock- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ8jCQSWndA
Drop dead legs- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLjz1gn3sOI

Always a major party atmosphere seeing these guys live. Michael is sorely missed though and can't be replaced.

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Re: Van Halen
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2016, 10:29:52 PM »
For the record, I'm not a big Van Halen fan by any stretch. However, their first album remains their best to this day. Truth be told, I'm completely fine with having their first two albums only. I say 'Atomic Punk' is hands down the greatest Van Halen song ever recorded.

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Re: Van Halen
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2016, 02:55:40 PM »
I think it would be fair to say nothing topped those first two records.

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Re: Van Halen
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2016, 01:22:45 PM »

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Re: Van Halen
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2017, 10:35:41 PM »
Van Halen: Crosstown Traffic (Jimi Hendrix Cover)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbjK-M1zpkU

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Re: Van Halen
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2018, 05:20:56 PM »
The good ole days  8)
Fresno, CA 1978 footage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkRjbpUZUvI