Alexander Arthur "Alex" Van Halen (born May 8, 1953) is a Dutch-born American 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.
|Full name at birth||
Alexander Arthur Van Halen
|Claim to fame||
Co-founder of Van Halen
|Date of birth||
8 May 1953
|Place of birth||
Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
6' (183 cm)
Frequently wears sunglasses
Pasadena High School, Pasadena, California
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