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1. In 1987, a year after the band released the first Hagar album "5150", Sammy recorded a solo album. Eddie played on bass on this album. Hagar, in order to promote the album, had a contest in which one of his fans would be able to name his new album. What was the lady's name, who won?
2. What famous rock icon did Sammy Hagar have as a next door neighbor during the late 1980s and early 1990s?
3. According to the Gene Simmons book "Kisstory", what song did Eddie and Alex help Kiss record a demo for?
4. In order for Hagar to join Van Halen, Warner Brothers had to strike a deal with Hagar's label Geffin. How many records were left on Geffen's contact that Hagar still had yet to record when Hagar joined Van Halen?
5. In 1985, "Back to the Future" became a huge hit. There is a scene where Michael J. Fox plays a tape that has "Edward Van Halen" written on it. The song on the cassette was an untitled song that Eddie wrote for a movie. What was the movie?
6. What was the highest charting position of the band's 1995 single "Can't Stop Loving You" on the UK Singles Chart?
7. The band brought in an additional musician to provide backup vocals on three songs from their "Best of Both Worlds" album. What is that musician's last name?
8. Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album famously includes a solo by Eddie Van Halen on the song "Beat It". When Michael Jackson's camp contacted Eddie, originally he thought it was a prank call but finally was convinced that Jackson wanted him to provide a guitar solo. Who originally telephoned Eddie Van Halen inviting him to play on "Beat It"?
9. Of the four albums released with Sammy Hagar, how many went to number one on the Billboard Top 200 charts?
10. What is the last name of Van Halen's third lead singer?
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