2007 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees
January 8, 2007 at 11:35 AM (PT)
VAN HALEN has been named one of the five inductees into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME. The group will be joined by R.E.M., THE RONETTES, PATTI SMITH and GRAND MASTER FLASH AND THE FURIOUS FIVE for the induction ceremony MARCH 12 in NEW YORK.
The biggest question will be which lead singer will front VAN HALEN during the ceremony. The original lineup of the band included singer DAVID LEE ROTH, guitarist EDDIE VAN HALEN, drummer ALEX VAN HALEN and bassist MICHAEL ANTHONY.
But when ROTH left the group, he was replaced by SAMMY HAGAR for the 1986 album "5150." HAGAR was briefly replaced with former EXTREME singer GARY CHERONE for 1998's "Van Halen III " but joined the group again after, among other things, a solo tour co-headlined by ROTH.
To be eligible, artists must have issued a first single or album at least 25 years before nomination.