Since forming Van Halen in 1974 with singer David Lee Roth and bassist Michael Anthony, brothers Eddie and Alex Van Halen have been the band’s only constants. Roth was replaced in 1985 by Sammy Hagar, who was himself replaced in 1996 by Gary Cherone. In 2006, the band reunited with Roth, but at the same time replaced Anthony with Eddie’s son, Wolfgang, making Van Halen a multi-generational family business. —Jeff Royer
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