Van halen drummer. Jan 30 2020 2 van halen bassist wolfgang van halen revealed that he learned to play drums by listening to acdc drummer phil rudds highway to hell performance and that his uncle alex van halen. Mick fleetwood discusses viral dreams tiktok eddie van halens legacy eddie van halen was a phenomenal unique player beyond belief said the fleetwood mac drummer. Alex van halen drums. Alexander arthur van halen born may 8 1953 is a dutch american musician who is the drummer and co founder of the rock band van halen.
Van halen was born in the netherlands but raised in pasadena calif where in 1974 he formed van halen with his brother as well as bassist michael anthony and roth a karate kicking showman. Michael anthony bass guitar backing vocals. His younger brother eddie van halen. Alex van halen drums.
Warner brothers signed the band in 1977 and its debut album was released in 1978. 19961999 gary cherone era 20032005 reunion with sammy hagar 2007present reunion with david lee roth eddie van halen guitar keyboards backing vocals. Born in amsterdam van halen moved to pasadena california with his family in 1962. Born in the netherlands and raised in pasadena calif he founded van halen with his older brother drummer alex.
The siblings were joined by vocalist david lee roth and bassist michael anthony. Alex and eddie van halen were the only members of van halen who had been in the band throughout its existence. Wwti following the tragic passing of rock legend edward van halen a local soldier honored his legacy. Alex was the first van halen guitarist eddie the first drummer until the two traded instruments and laid the foundation for one of the hardest rocking bands on either side of the atlantic.
He and his brother drummer alex van halen took piano lessons and started making music together when they were. Eddie van halen guitar backing vocals.