Drummer Alex Van Halen has largely stayed out of the public eye since the death of his brother Eddie Van Halen last fall, but the musician offered a new public statement as he passed his first birthday minus his brother on Saturday (May 8).
Posting a photo of the siblings in happier times, Alex commented in a post shared by the Van Halen News Desk, "First birthday without you, Ed. The view from my drum set will never be the same. VH forever!" He then added hashtags for #VanHalenForever, #AlexVanHalen, #EddieVanHalen, #VanHalenBrothers, #TheMightyVanHalen, #VanHalen, #EVHForever and #EVHRIP.