Daily ‘Bang: Happy 61st, Alex Van Halen!

Quick: who’s the first person that comes to mind when you think of Van Halen?

99 times out of 100, your response to this question will be either Eddie or Dave, right? But what about that rhythm section? Okay, to be fair, the band doesn’t have much love for Michael Anthony these days, having replaced him with Eddie’s son Wolfgang because golly isn’t nepotism fun? But even skinsman Alex Van Halen, Eddie’s older brother, is often sorely overlooked.

Not here. In honor of Alex’s 61st birthday, let’s revisit one of his (and the band’s) finest hours:

That intro, though! ‘Nuff said. Overlook AVH again at your peril.


Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.