|Name:||Alex Van Halen|
|Height:||183 cm (6' 1'')|
|Birth Day:||May 8, 1953|
Founding member and drummer of the rock band Van Halen. He formed the band in 1974 with his brother Eddie, Michael Anthony, and David Lee Roth.
|#1||Eddie Van Halen||Brother||$100 million (2017)||N/A||65||Guitarist|
|#2||Jan Van Halen||Father||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#3||Kelly Van Halen||Former spouse||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#4||Valeri Kendall||Former spouse||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#5||Eugenia van Halen||Mother||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#6||Wolfgang Van Halen||Nephew||$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)||N/A||29||Guitarist|
|#7||Aric Van Halen||Son||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#8||Malcolm Van Halen||Son||N/A||N/A||N/A|
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His first band, The Broken Combs, assembled when he was in fourth grade. He later attended Pasadena City College.
Van Halen was born in Amsterdam. The family name in Dutch is van Halen (with lower-case 'v') and is pronounced in Dutch as: [ɑlɛkˈsɑndər ˈɑrtʏr fɑnˈhaːlə(n)]. His Dutch father, Jan van Halen (1920–1986), was an accomplished jazz saxophonist and clarinetist. His mother, Eugenia van Beers (1914–2005), was an Indo (Eurasian) from Rangkasbitung, Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia). Alex spent his early years in Nijmegen in the east of the Netherlands. The family moved to Pasadena, California, in 1962. Alex and his brother Eddie became naturalized U.S. citizens.
In 1971, Van Halen graduated from Pasadena High School. He then took classes in music theory, scoring, composition and arranging at Pasadena City College for a short while. While there, Alex met Michael Anthony and David Lee Roth. They formed the band Mammoth, and Alex, along with the others, left Pasadena City College.
In 1972, the brothers formed Mammoth with Mark Stone on bass and Eddie on lead vocals. The band rented David Lee Roth's PA system for their shows. Soon after, Eddie became tired of singing lead, and asked Roth to join the band. Later, in 1974, since the name Mammoth was already taken by another band, the name was changed to Van Halen, and Stone was replaced by Michael Anthony. Roth has claimed that it was his idea to rename the band Van Halen, and that he actually named it after Alex. In addition to his musical duties at this time, Alex handled managerial duties, such as booking gigs, and the like for the band. Their 1978 self-titled debut album Van Halen was released to much fanfare, influencing many musicians in hard rock.
Van Halen married Valeri Kendall in June 1983, after a two-year engagement. The marriage ended in divorce two months later. Van Halen's first of two sons, Aric Van Halen, was born October 6, 1989; Aric's mother was Van Halen's then-wife, Kelly Carter, whom he divorced in August 1996 after 13 years of marriage. Van Halen married his current wife, Stine Schyberg, in 2000. She is the mother of his son Malcolm Van Halen. Van Halen is the uncle of Wolfgang Van Halen.
After the death of his father Jan in December 1986, Van Halen embraced sobriety in April 1987.
The only recording Alex has made outside of the band is the instrumental "Respect the Wind" (for which the Van Halen brothers were nominated for a Grammy Award in 1997 for Best Rock Instrumental Performance), featuring Alex on keyboards with Eddie on guitar. The song was written for the 1996 film Twister and plays during the end credits of the movie.
Van Halen is an ordained minister. He presided at the second wedding of his brother Eddie in 2009. His son Aric is a passionate runner and competed in the Olympic trials for the steeplechase in 2016.
Currently, Alex Van Halen is 69 years, 10 months and 16 days old. Alex Van Halen will celebrate 70th birthday on a Monday 8th of May 2023.
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