• Friday marks the 45th anniversary of one of the most influential albums in rock history: Van Halen’s self-titled debut.
  • Van Halen was released Feb. 10th, 1978, introducing the world to classics like “Runnin’ with the Devil”, “Jamie’s Cryin'”, and Eddie Van Halen’s iconic guitar solo “Eruption”.
  • The album got a cold reception from music critics, but was a hit with the fans – it peaked at #19 on the Billboard charts and would eventually sell more than 10 million copies.


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