1. Born In Holland (January 26th, 1955)
2. Named his son Wolfgang after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
3. Played the guitar solo on Michael Jackson's Beat It, off the album Thriller (1982).
4. Fans named Eddie's famous red, white and black stripped guitar "Franken-Strat" because he had rebuilt it so many times.
5. Edward's middle name is Lodewijk, after Ludwig Van Beethoven.
6. According to Gene Simmons, Eddie tried to join Kiss in 1982 as a replacement for Ace Frehley.
7. Was married to actress Valerie Bertinelli.
8. Appeared on the TV show "Two And A Half Men" (2009).
9. Had hip replacement surgery in 1999.
10. His father, Jan Van Halen, plays clarinet on the song Big Bad Bill, off the album Diver Down (1982).