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‘Van Halen III’: How Turmoil Led To Van Halen’s “Most Adventurous” Album
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‘Van Halen III’: How Turmoil Led To Van Halen’s “Most Adventurous” Album

The band’s lone album with vocalist Gary Cherone, ‘Van Halen III’ marked a point where ‘Eddie found a new freedom in his writing’.

Best Van Halen Songs: 20 Hard Rock Classics That Broke All The Rules
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Best Van Halen Songs: 20 Hard Rock Classics That Broke All The Rules

From merciless metal riffs to synth-pop hooks, the best Van Halen songs outran the competition with their colossal hard-rock ferocity.

‘1984’: Revisiting Van Halen’s Prophetic Sixth Album
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‘1984’: Revisiting Van Halen’s Prophetic Sixth Album

Recorded in a self-built studio and throwing keyboards in the mix, Van Halen’s ‘1984’ album took a bold leap and earned a handsome reward.

Jump: How Van Halen Leapt Ahead Of The Competition
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Jump: How Van Halen Leapt Ahead Of The Competition

Now recognised as a groundbreaking classic rock song, Jump is the signature hit that sent Van Halen supernova.

Van Halen Album Covers: All 12 Studio Artworks, Ranked And Reviewed
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Van Halen Album Covers: All 12 Studio Artworks, Ranked And Reviewed

Whether using their iconic winged logo or imaginative illustrations, the best Van Halen album covers define classic rock music.

Fair Warning: Behind Van Halen’s Dark And Stormy Classic
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Fair Warning: Behind Van Halen’s Dark And Stormy Classic

Written amid personal tensions and professional frustrations, ‘Fair Warning’ saw Van Halen deliver their ‘hardest, most muscular album’.

How Van Halen’s Debut Album Invented Hair Metal
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How Van Halen’s Debut Album Invented Hair Metal

Capturing the power of their live shows, Van Halen’s debut album turned a bunch of Pasadena punks into hair-metal pioneers.

Eddie Van Halen: The Only Guitarist To Rival Jimi Hendrix?
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Eddie Van Halen: The Only Guitarist To Rival Jimi Hendrix?

From his two-hand tapping technique to innovations with amps and guitars, here’s how Eddie Van Halen rewrote the guitarist’s rulebook.

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