Van Halen in their "Hot For Teacher" video.
|Origin||Pasadena, California, United States|
|Genre(s)||Hard rock, heavy metal, glam metal|
|Years active||1972-2000, 2003-present|
|Label(s)||Warner Bros., Interscope|
|Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Wolfgang Van Halen|
|Mark Stone, Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Gary Cherone|
The band is known for the drama surrounding the exits of former members. The multiple exits of lead singers David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone were surrounded in controversy and mass press coverage, including numerous conflicting press statements between the former singers and the band. Following their 2004 concert tour the band was on a hiatus from the public until September 2007, when new bassist Wolfgang Van Halen's place was confirmed and Roth reunion rumors began to re-surface, both events coinciding with the band's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction on March 12, 2007.
After years of speculation, Van Halen began a tour with Roth across North America in 2007 and into 2008. They released their first album in 14 years, A Different Kind of Truth, in February 2012.