David Lee Roth and Van Halen
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13. David Lee Roth and Van Halen
David Lee Roth had been Van Halen's vocalist since 1972, seeing them through the glory years of poodle rock megastardom in the early 1980s. However, Roth's ludicrous solo career got in the way of band harmony and Eddie Van Halen replaced the tousled-haired singer with the equally luxurious locks of Sammy Hagar.