Hair Metal

Van Halen

Jump back, what's that sound? Why Van Halen of course. VH was two of the world's best rock bands of all-time in their career, first with DLR and second with Hagar.

The kings of the sunset strip. Van Halen isn't reallllly a hair metal band, but whatever, they fit the genre they pretty much created.

Van Halen, a Hair Metal rock band from United States
Van Halen | United States


Whether it was Diamond Dave or Sammy Hagar, this band tore apart clubs and arenas with their Jack Daniels fueled stage show. Plus, they had excellent album covers. Van Halen, much like Tom Brady or Tom Hanks, has led two Hall of Fame careers if you divide their career (band) stats in half.

Early Van Halen was a feelgood fiasco, 80s party rock unabashed. Purists swear early Van Halen is the only Van Halen. The band owned the Sunset Strip. They owned the stage. And they owned the hearts of men and women alike.

Van Hagar represented a more composed, more mature Van Halen. Growing up didn't mean less booze, it just meant a little less partying.

Check out that Poundcake video from the 1991 MTV Music Awards. Has ANY band ever pulled off the Pajama Vibe on stage better than Van Halen with Hagar? No. No one band ever has. Not even the Flea of the Chili Peppers had a pair of stuffed animal pantaloons in the 1989 cover of Higher Ground's video, a look he reprised in the video for Bust a Move from Young MC.

Van Halen Band Members

  • David Lee Roth (Lead Vocals)
  • Alex Van Halen (Drums, Backing Vocals)
  • Eddie Van Halen (Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Backing Vocals)
  • Wolfgang Van Halen (Bass, Backing Vocals)

Past Members of Van Halen

  • Gary Cherone (Lead Vocals)
  • Michael Anthony (Bass, Backing Vocals)
  • Sammy Hagar (Lead Vocals)

Van Halen Albums/Discography

Van Halen's Biggest hit: Jump

Whhhhhoooooooooooooaaaaa! Jump is fun. Jump is a blast. Jump is a damn good time.

They have so many hits that the band's midpoint just felt right.

Reviews of Van Halen Albums

1984 album cover


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Van Halen 5150 album cover


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Van Halen For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge album cover

For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

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