Alex Van Halen at his drum kit in red and white action: Van Halen. Funny piece of VH history: Originally, his brother Eddie had taken lessons for drums, while Alex practiced guitar. But the Netherlands Dutch- born brothers switched before starting the hard rock band Van Halen. RESEARCH #DdO:) - https://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/drums-drumming-joy/ - DRUMS AND DRUMMING JOY. Pinned via luciano campos.