Eddie Van Halen has an estimated networth of $85 million. Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen is a Dutch-American guitarist, songwriter, keyboardist, and producer best known for being the lead of the band Van Halen. He was born on January 26, 1955 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He moved with his family to Pasadena, California at the age of seven. He originally began to play the drums, but after seeing his older brother play the guitar decided that he liked that better. He formed his band "Van Halen" in 1972, originally calling it "Mammoth", but there was already another successful band by that name.
In 1977 they were offered a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records and released their first album in February of 1978. After renting a PA system from David Lee Roth, and getting frustrated with lead vocals, Eddie allowed Roth into the band. The released a total of six albums from 1978 to 1983, but the band had trouble working as a unit. Eddie has played guitar on several movie soundtracks including "Back To The Future", "Over The Top", "Twister", and "Lethal Weapon 4". Eddie was married to actress Valerie Bertenelli from 1981 to 2007, and together they have one son, Wolfgang Van Halen.
Eddie Van Halen's Eruption guitar solo. Different from original recording, this is the live version.
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