Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen was a guitarist, singer-songwriter and founder of the hard rock band Van Halen. He rose to fame in 1977 when his band caught the eye of Gene Simmons while performing at a local bar in Los Angeles. Simmons helped the band produce their first recording session. They released several multiplatinum albums, including Van Halen (1978), Van Halen II (1979), Women and Children First (1980) and Fair Warning (1981). Their 1984 (1984) album topped the charts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, featuring classic hits such as "Jump," "Panama" and "Hot for Teacher." In 2007, Van Halen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He died from cancer in October 2020. 
TOLUCA LAKE, CA - MAY 01: Eddie Van Halen attends the 10th Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic at Lakeside Country Club on May 1, 2017 in Toluca Lake, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for George Lopez Foundation); LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Valerie Bertinelli attends the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic); NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Actor Matthew Perry attends the "Six Degrees Of Separation" Opening Night Celebration at the Barrymore Theatre on April 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
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