Eddie Van Halen Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.
Eddie Van Halen Net Worth 2020 – Eddie Van Halen, one of the most original and influential guitarists to have rocked the American music scenario, is the lead guitarist and co-founder of the hard rock band, Van Halen.
The son of music-loving parents, Eddie was forced to learn piano as a youngster which he absolutely loathed.
Born as Edward Lodewijk Van Halen to Jan Van Halen and Eugenia, he is of mixed descent.
His father was a musician who made sure that Eddie and his brother Alex received piano lessons. However, the brothers did not like playing the piano much; Eddie later took to the guitar and Alex started playing the drums.
Growing up, his musical idols were Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. He learned to play all of Clapton’s solos by listening to his records.
The brothers’ love for music was such that they formed their first band while they were still in Elementary school.
He was previously married to actress Valerie Bertinelli whom he divorced in 2005. The couple has a son named Wolfgang Van Halen who is also a musician. He married actress and stuntwoman Janie Liszewski in 2009.
He has a history of alcohol abuse and has been plagued by various major health problems like avascular necrosis and tongue cancer.
Eddie, along with brother Alex, bassist Mark Stone and vocalist David Lee Roth formed a band called Mammoth. Later on, the band’s name was changed to Van Halen in 1972 and Michael Anthony was called in to replace Mark Stone.
The band was heard by record producer Ted Templeton in 1977 who helped them sign a contract with Warner Brothers Records.
Their debut album ‘Van Halen’ was out in 1978 which peaked at No. 19 on the U.S. Billboard Albums Chart and eventually went Diamond.
They released ‘Van Halen II’ in 1979 which performed even better than its predecessor reaching No. 6 on the Billboard charts. It included the singles ‘Dance the Night Away’ and ‘Beautiful Girls’.
In 1980 their third studio album ‘Women and Children First’ was released. The lyrics had been solely composed by the band members and it featured music that was different from the previous albums.
The prolific band released ‘Fair Warning’ in 1981 and ‘River Down’ in 1982. Both albums were accredited Multi-Platinum in the U.S and Platinum in Canada.
The band’s album ‘1984’, released in the same year as the name, was its most commercially successful album. It peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts and spawned the hits ‘Jump’ and ‘Panama’.
By 1986 there was a change in the band’s lineup: singer Sammy Hagar had replaced David Lee Roth. The first album produced with Hagar was ‘5150’ which was a big hit like its predecessors.
The 1980s were the best time for the band when each of their albums became super hits with the audiences.
They brought out only three albums in the 1990’s out of which two went Multi-Platinum: ‘For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge’ (1991) and ‘Balance’ (1995).
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The new millennium was a difficult period for Eddie as he was plagued by several personal and health problems, including a diagnosis of cancer and divorce. The band did not release any albums during the decade.
After a gap of several years, the band brought out the album ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ in 2012 which debuted at No. 2 on U.S. Billboard Albums Chart. It featured Eddie’s son Wolfgang Van Halen.