“Hot for Teacher” got the nod as Van Halens final single

In the fall of 1984, Van Halen dominated rock 'n' roll.

The band had just completed a multi-month, sold-out tour, and, to close out the year, prepared to release the fourth single from 1984, “Hot for Teacher.” it was their last

at this point, Van Halen were over. Roth had, according to Eddie, “left to become a movie star.” Roth vigorously disputed that accusation, but the truth was he spent almost all of 1985 working on soundstages and movie lots in pursuit on Hollywood stardom.

By summer, singer Sammy Hagar had made his way into Van Halen

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