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Eddie Van Halen is a Dutch-American musician who is known for being the founder of American hard rock band, Van Halen. He was the main songwriter and gained limelight with his signature guitar sound. His outstanding talent led him to garner the number one spot in a Guitar World magazine reader’s poll for “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”
Eddie was born on 6th January 1955 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He holds American nationality and possesses mixed ethnicity. He was the son of Jan van Halen and Eugenia van Halen. He grew up along with his brother, Alex Van Halen.
|Real Name||Edward Lodewikj van Halen|
|Birthday||26 January 1955|
|Profession||Guitarist, Songwriter, Producer, and Arranger|
|Parents||Jan Van Halen and Eugenia Van Halen|
|Married/Wife||Valerie Bertinelli (m 1981 – div. 2007)
Janie Liszewski (m 2009)
|Sibling||Alex Van Halen|
|Net Worth||$100 million|
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Initially, Eddie started his
musical career with his brother Alex by engaging themselves in classical music. But they left classical music and started in a rock band named Mammoth. Then in 1974, Van Halen brothers teamed up with David Lee Roth – Vocalist and Michael Anthony – bassist to form Van Halen band.
With the help of Eddie’s guitar skills and Roth’s unique voice led their band to become popular in the Los Angeles rock scene. Then in 1977, the band met Kiss bassist Gene Simmons who financed and recorded their first recording session. Afterward, they got signed with Warner Bros and released their self-titled debut album “Runnin’ With the Devil.”
Soon, Van Halen was known for being the hardest working and profitable bands in the recording industry. They had released albums like Van Halen II, Fair Warning, Diver Down and Women, and Children First. The band even dropped classic mega-hits like Hot for Teacher, Panama ad Jump which were in the hit chart of MTV.
Till the date, he had won the 1992 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance. Likewise, their album was shown up in Billboard popular music outlines at no. 19 positions and even concerned as most successful rock acts of the time. As of March 2019, Van Halen was twentieth on the rundown of best-selling artists in the United States; the band has sold 56 million albums in the States and in excess of 80 million around the world.
As of 2019, Eddie’s net worth estimated at $100 million.
Married To Wife, Janie Liszewski
After one unsuccessful marriage, Eddie once again found his love life. The Van Halen band guitarist is married to his wife, Janie Liszewski – an actress and stun-woman. The couple exchanged their wedding vows at his Studio City estates on the 27th of June 2009. During their marriage, his brother Alex officiated the ceremony whereas his son, Wolfgang served as best man.
Before their vows, Eddie and Janie had been dating together for three years. Then on 6th October 2008, Van Halen proposed to his girlfriend.
Previously, Eddie was married to his ex-wife, Valerie Bertinelli in California on 11th April 1981. Together they have a son named Wolfgang. But their marriage didn’t last long, as Valerie filed the divorce in Los Angeles on 5th December 2005. After two years, the divorce was finalized.
Family, Parents, and Siblings
Eddie was born with the full name Edward Lodewijk Van Halen to parents Jan Van Halen and Eugenia Van Halen. His father was a Dutch saxophonist, pianist, and clarinetist whereas his mother was an Indo from Rangkasbitung on the Java island in Indonesia. He has an older brother named Alex Van Halen.
Eventually, their family moved from the Netherlands and settled in Pasadena, California of the United States. Then at the age of six, the brothers learned to play the piano.
Body measurement: Height and Weight
Eddie height stands at 5 feet 8 inches and weighs about 72kg. He has grey color hair and greyish color eyes.