Alex Van Halen

Born May 8, 1953
Age 63
Hometown Amsterdam
Height 6' (183 cm)
Nationality American
High School Pasadena High Sch...
Other Names Al
Eye Color Hazel

Alexander Arthur "Alex" Van Halen is a Dutch musician, best known as the drummer and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen. Originally, his brother Eddie had taken lessons for drums, while Alex practiced guitar. After spending time playing Eddie's drum kit, Alex became more skillful at the drums than Eddie. In 1974, the Van Halen brothers, David Lee Roth, and Michael Anthony formed a band, simply called Van Halen.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Alex Van Halen.


1953 Birth Born on May 8, 1953.


1974 21 Years Old In 1974, the Van Halen brothers, David Lee Roth, and Michael Anthony formed a band, simply called Van Halen. … Read More
1977 24 Years Old …  Later, in 1977, since the name Mammoth was already taken by another band, the name was replaced by Van Halen, and Stone was replaced by Michael Anthony. … Read More
1978 25 Years Old Their 1978 album Van Halen was released to much fanfare, influencing many musicians in hard rock. … Read More


1983 30 Years Old Alex married Valeri Kendall in June 1983, after a two-year engagement. … Read More
1989 36 Years Old Alex's first of two sons, Aric Van Halen, was born October 6, 1989; Aric's mother was Alex's ex-wife, Kelly Carter, whom he divorced in August 1996 after 13 years of marriage.


2000 47 Years Old Alex married his current wife, Stine Schyberg, in 2000. … Read More


2009 56 Years Old Alex has become an ordained minister and presided at the wedding of his brother Eddie Van Halen in 2009.
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