Rock & roll wouldn’t be what it is today without the innovative sound of Van Halen, who debuted in 1978. Headed by ultra-talented guitarist Eddie Van Halen, the band’s first album went platinum, and their song “Dance the Night Away” became their first Top 20 single. In 1984, the group catapulted to superstardom due to their smash hit album “1984," making Van Halen the most popular American rock & roll band of the time. Although the group suffered some rocky years in which they rotated a number of lead singers and dealt with personal issues, they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007 and staged a full-scale comeback in 2012. Their latest CD, “Tokyo Dome in Concert,” is out now. In April 2015, Van Halen performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, making their first daytime television appearance!