Van Halen are an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of Eddie Van Halen (guitar), David Lee Roth (vocals), Alex Van Halen (drums) and Michael Anthony (bass). The band became major stars and by the early 1980s were one of the most successful rock acts of the time. 1984 was their most successful album. The lead single, “Jump”, became an international hit and their only single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The album went on to sell over 12 million copies in the US alone. In 1985, the band replaced David Lee Roth with lead vocalist Sammy Hagar with whom the group released four US No 1 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. Gary Cherone was quickly recruited as lead singer to replace Hagar and Van Halen III was released in 1998, however Cherone left the band in 1999. Van Halen went on hiatus until 2003 when they reunited with Hagar for a worldwide tour. The reunited band released a second greatest hits collection the following year, The Best of Both Worlds. 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 replaced on bass by Wolfgang Van Halen, Eddie’s son. In 2012, the band released the commercially and critically successful, A Different Kind of Truth, with Roth as lead vocalist. According to the RIAA, Van Halen are the 19th best selling band in US history, selling 56 million albums. Van Halen are one of only five rock bands that have had two studio albums sell more than 10 million copies in the US. Additionally, 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 worldwide. Van Halen achieved worldwide fame for their many popular songs and larger than life stage performances. In 2007, Van Halen were 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.
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