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Eddie Van Halen

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26, 1955
Nijmegen, Netherlands
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26, 1955 (age 65)
Nijmegen, Netherlands


Musician, songwriter, and producer who co-founded the rock band Van Halen. He was joined in the band by Alex Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen, David Lee Roth and Michael Anthony.

Before Fame

As a child, he would travel from Pasadena to San Pedro to learn classical piano from an elderly gentleman at the behest of his mother.


He was ranked #8 on Rolling Stone's list of Top 100 Guitarists in 2011.

Family Life

He married Valerie Bertinelli on April 11, 1981; after their divorce on December 20, 2007, he married Janie Liszewski on June 27, 2009. He has a son named Wolfgang.

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Allmusic, an online music guide service, ranked him second behind only Jimi Hendrix as a guitarist.