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Hear Alex Van Halen’s isolated drums on “Hot For a Teacher”

Alex Van Halen on drums


Hear Alex Van Halen’s isolated drums on “Hot For a Teacher”

Van Halen is definitely one of the biggest hard rock bands of all time. With David Lee Roth on vocals, Michael Anthony on bass and the amazing Eddie Van Halen on guitar, the band reinvented rock and roll when Punk Rock was dominating the scene. But, they could’nt do that if they didn’t had such a great drummer, the amazing Alex Van Halen.


And to remember how good he is, you got to listen to his isolated drums on the classic “Hot For a Teacher” from the 1984 album.

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Life and Career

Alexander Arthur Van Halen (born May 8, 1953) is a Dutch American musician, and the drummer and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen. Initially, his brother Eddie played drums, while Alex practiced guitar. After spending time playing Eddie’s drum kit, Alex became more skilled at the drums than Eddie.

In 1974, the Van Halen brothers, David Lee Roth, and Michael Anthony formed a band, simply called Van Halen. They were signed to Warner Brothers in 1977 and released their debut album in 1978. The two brothers are the only members of Van Halen who have been in the band for its entire duration.

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