Van Halen

Van Halen

Starting with their 1978 debut album, Van Halen almost single-handedly redefined heavy metal as sunny, pop-friendly California party music that managed to retain its physical power and virtuoso credentials — a concept that would reverberate throughout the hair-metal Eighties. With Eddie Van Halen’s highly original guitar pyrotechnics a constant through the years, Van Halen would shuffle their lineup again and again.

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