Alexander Arthur Van Halen was born on May 8th, 1953, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He was raised in Nijmegan, a town just otside Amsterdam. Luckily for millions of rock fans, the Van Halens moved to the U.S. when Alex was about 9.
While not much is known about the man himself, fans can deduce all they really need to know by listening to his music.
We wish Alex all the best, and we thank him for all the music and memories that he and his band has given us over the years!