Edward Lodewijk Van Halen Bio

(Musician, songwriter and producer)

Relationship Statistics of Edward Lodewijk Van Halen

What is Edward Lodewijk Van Halen marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did Edward Lodewijk Van Halen get married ? (married date):June 27, 2009
How many children does Edward Lodewijk Van Halen have ? (name):(One)Wolfgang Helen
Is Edward Lodewijk Van Halen having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Edward Lodewijk Van Halen gay ?: No
Who is Edward Lodewijk Van Halen wife ? (name):Janie Laszewski

More about the relationship

Edward Lodewijk Van Halen met actress Valarie Bertinelli in his Halen concert in Shreveport, Louisiana. Then they married each other in 1981 but were divorced in 2007. They also have their son Wolfgang Van Halen who is now an American musician who is currently the bassist for Van Halen.

Again he married Janie Liszewski in 2009. And their relationship is going well currently.

Who is Edward Lodewijk Van?

Eddie Van Halen is known to be second after the Jimi Hendrix, who is the most influential, original and talented rock guitarists of the twentieth century. Edward is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter, and producer. He is the main songwriter and founder. He is working with his brother Alex Van Halen, singer David Lee Roth, and bassist Michael Anthony of the American hard rock band Van Halen. He is known as one of the best and most influential guitarists in the history of rock music.

Edward Van: Birth Facts, Family, Childhood

Edward Van was born on Jan 26, 1955, in Nijmegen, Netherlands. His ethnicity is mixed(Dutch, Indonesian Javanese, Italian).

He is the son of a Dutch father Javan Helen a clarinetist, saxophonist, and pianist. His mother Eugenia Helen is Indonesian-born. In February 1962, his family moved to the United States, settling in Pasadena, California.

Both Eddie and his older brother, Alex, provided with naturalized U.S. citizen and were learned to play the piano as children starting at the age of six. While Alex began to play the guitar, Eddie used to bring a drum kit and began his practicing for hours every day and this is how he started his career from his childhood.

Van Halen has once said in an interview that he never read the music. Instead, he told that he used to learn from watching and listening to it.

His father died in December 1986. His Brother Alex is eventual sobriety in April 1987.

Edward Van: Education History

Halen moved with his family to the U.S. in the ’60s. He went to a college called Long Beach City College for a music contest and he won the content. He and his older brother, Alex, began taking piano lessons at an early age. And this was the starting of their future musical career. Now they have achieved the success and are well-known among all.

Edward Van: Early, Profession life and Career

Consequently, while Alex began playing the guitar, Eddie bought a drum kit and began practicing for hours every day. After Eddie heard that Alex is going to perform he decided to switch instruments and doesn’t work with him. He began to learn how to play the electric guitar and finally, he is now renowned influential guitarists. As a teen, he would often practice while walking around at home.

In 1972, Van Halen formed another band, named “Genesis”. They changed their name to “Mammoth” later when Van Halen was aware that there was another same English rock band and they rented  David Lee Roth. After some time, a Halen became frustrated toward singing lead vocals.

Then he decided that they could save money by adding Roth to their band. Michael Anthony later replaced Mark Stone on the bass guitar. The band later adapted to change its name as Roth suggested that the last name of the two brothers were same and it would sound cool.

At one point, the band considered using the name “Rat Salade”, after the Black Sabbath song of the same name, before settling on “Van Halen”. In 1976, band supporter Rodney Bingenheimer has invited Kiss bass. He was the guitarist. They invite Gene Simmons to check out a Van Halen show.

Impressed, Simmons soon produced a Van Halen demo tape with recording beginning at the Village Recorder studios in Los Angeles. In May 1977 at the Starwood, Van Halen was spotted by the record. Van Halen enjoyed success from the release of their self-titled debut album in 1978.

As of 2007 Van Halen has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide and had the most number one hits on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. During the 1980s they also had more Billboard Hot 100 hits than any other hard rock or heavy metal band.

Halen toured the U.S. and Canada from September 2007 through summer 2008. The band released their twelfth studio album, A Different Kind of Truth, on February 7, 2012, their first album in 14 years.

Edward Van: Lifetime Achievements and awards

In 2007, an award was instituted in the name of Edward to be given to the player who hits 500 or more notes in succession.  Edward Van Halen had received the lifetime achievement award – 10th Annual LA Music Awards 2001.

 Edward Van: Salary and Net Worth

He net worth is $85 million. He has amassed a huge amount of net worth from his musical career. He currently resides in a $2 million lavish mansion in Los Angeles. In 2008, he sold his Beverly Hills house for $1.5 million.

Edward Van: Rumors and Controversy

Simmons said in a recent interview with Guitar World that Eddie was “very serious” about leaving Van Halen at the time, adding, “He was so unhappy about how he and David Lee Roth were — or weren’t — getting along. So there were rumors about Edward that he was going to leave Van Halen and join Kiss. 

Edward Van: Charity

In 2017, he donated 75 guitars from his personal collection to Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation- a program that provides musical instruments to students in low-income schools. He donated his guitars to support those students who can not afford musical instruments.

Besides, he was involved in several charity works throughout the World.

Edward Van: Body Measurement

He has got the hazel color eye and light color brown hair. His height, weight, etc. are unknown.

Edward Van: Social Media

He is socially active on Facebook by  133K followers, and also on Twitter by 549K followers and in Instagram by 203k followers.

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