Eddie Van Halen is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter, and producer. He is well known as the occasional keyboardists, lead guitarist as well as the co-founder of the American hard rock band 'Van Halen'.
Eddie Van Halen's music career
Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen established his first band, 'Mammoth' in the year 1972. Eddie, 61, is one of the most influential, original, and talented rock guitarists of the 20th century. As a teenager, Eddie started playing the drums, while his brother Alex Van Halen took up a guitar. They formed a band titled "Van Mammoth' leaving cla s sical music back.
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In 1974, the Van Halen brothers joined vocalist David Lee Roth and ba s sist Michael Anthony to form Van Halen. Within a few period, the band, on the back of Eddie's signature guitar sound and Roth's equally unique vocals, became quite popular in the Los Angeles rock scene.
That was when Eddie began operating a new skill to his guitar playing, the 'two-handed tap' technique, which would soon become his trademark.
Eddie soon became the top guitarist on the local music scene, as the group changed their name by the mid-'70s to simply Van Halen. Van Halen signed to Warner Bros. in 1977, that circulated the band's cla s sic self-titled debut a year later.
Suddenly, Ed, the best rock guitarist, won numerous poll awards from all the world's guitar magazines. Besides guitar, Eddie extended his boundary by adding keyboards to the band's sound as well as singing lead on select tracks (1998's "How Many Say I").
Musician Eddie Van Halen's Net Worth
Eddie Van Halen has an estimated net worth of $85 million. The retail price of the replica of his Fender guitar is said to be $25,000. His estimated income from the album 'A Different Kind of Truth' with the American rock band 'Van Halen' in 2012 is around $50,000.
He is known to be the highest-paid guitarist in the world. The band went through a lot of struggles throughout the years. Since 1978, Edward has produced six albums. His wealth has been boosted by selling his music. Most of his a s sets are from the entertainment industry.
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— Wolf Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) September 18, 2015
Eddie has also played guitar in several movies such as “Over The Top” and “Twister”. His guitar playing skill has gained him a ma s sive popularity. Though there were struggles in the early development of the band, he was able to meet all his wealth over time.