Van Halen working on new music

Van Halen working on new music

Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth delivered some good news for fans of the longtime rockers: New music is headed our way.
Gabrielle Levy

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
By United Press International

Rocker Eddie Van Halen marries

STUDIO CITY, Calif., June 28 (UPI) -- Guitarist Eddie Van Halen married his girlfriend in a Studio City, Calif., ceremony in which the bride and groom wore flip-flop sandals, sources said.
Van Halen tour grosses $93M

Van Halen tour grosses $93M

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- Van Halen's 2007-2008 North American tour grossed more than $93 million, making it the highest grossing tour in the band's history, Live Nation said.

It's official: Roth to tour with Van Halen

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The much-rumored reunion of American rock band Van Halen with its former lead singer David Lee Roth has been confirmed by the band's publicist.

Three Van Halens prepare to tour

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. rock guitar icon Eddie Van Halen has announced his eponymous band will hit the road in 2007 with a third Van Halen on board -- his son. Longtime Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony has parted with the band and Wolfgang Van Halen, 15, will be joining hi

Roth says Van Halen reunion inevitable

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Rock 'n' roll frontman turned DJ David Lee Roth says a Van Halen reunion is inevitable.

Van Halen says no way to 'Rock Star'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Van Halen is denying an MTV News report the California rock band will be the next to seek a new singer via the CBS reality show "Rock Star."

MTV reports Van Halen ready for CBS

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- If CBS brings back its successful "Rock Star: INXS" for a second season, rumor has it the next band in line is California's Van Halen.

Half of Van Halen still on the road

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- Van Halen may be moribund since its 2004 reunion tour, but half the band is still hard at work.

Hagar humbled to be back in Van Halen

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) -- Hard rocker Sammy Hagar says he's "humbled" as he prepared to hit the road with Van Halen for the first time in eight years on Friday in Greensboro, N.C.

Hagar to reunite with Van Halen for tour

GREENSBORO, N.C., March 26 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Sammy Hagar will reunite with Van Halen for the first time in eight years when the rock band goes on tour this summer.
Alex Van Halen
Members of the rock group Van Halen, left to right, Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen and Eddie's son Wolfgang Van Halen attend a news conference to officially announce their 25-city North American tour in Los Angeles on August 13, 2007. Roth reunited with the band after a 22-year absence. Wolfgang Van Halen replaces bassist Michael Anthony, who was fired earlier this year. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Alexander Arthur "Alex" Van Halen (born May 8, 1953) is a Dutch born Californian musician, best known as the drummer and co-founder of the 70s hard rock band Van Halen. Originally, his brother Eddie had taken lessons for drums, while Alex practiced guitar. After spending time playing Eddie's drum kit, Alex became more skillful at the drums than Eddie.

In 1974, the Van Halen brothers, David Lee Roth, and Michael Anthony formed a band, simply called Van Halen. They were signed to Warner Brothers in 1977 and released their first album in 1978. The two brothers are the only members of Van Halen who have been in the band for its entire duration.

Alex Van Halen was born in Amsterdam. His Dutch father Jan (b. 1920) was an accomplished jazz saxophonist and clarinet player. His mother Eugenia (b. 1914) is an Indo (Eurasian) from Indonesia. He spent his childhood in Nijmegen in the east of the country. The family moved to Pasadena, California, USA, in 1962.

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