American rock band Van Halen was formed in Pasadena, California in 1974 by Dutch brothers Eddie and Alex Van Halen. The original lineup included vocalist David Lee Roth and bassist/vocalist Michael Anthony. After Roth's departure in 1985, former Montrose lead vocalist Sammy Hagar joined the band for 11 years. Gary Cherone briefly replaced Hagar before the band went on hiatus. They reunited with Hagar in 2003 for a worldwide tour but he left again in 2005. In 2006, Roth returned and Eddie's son Wolfgang joined on bass guitar. Their final studio album was released in 2012.
Tragically, [a211671] passed away on October 6th, 2020 after battling throat cancer at St. Johns Hospital in Santa Monica, California.