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Today (May 8) is Alex Van Halen’s birthday, and what better way to celebrate than with a rock question for the ages.

Of all the gifts AVH and Van Halen, as a whole, have given us, one of the best is the drum intro to “Hot For Teacher.”  Seriously…just listen!

Van Halen - Hot For Teacher

Song - Hot For Teacher Album - 1984 Year - 1984 Artist - Van Halen Guitar - Eddie Van Halen Keyboards - Eddie Van Halen Drums - Alex Van Halen Bass - Michael Anthony Vocals - David Lee Roth

Now, it goes without saying that the “Hot For Teacher” drum intro is great…but is it the greatest?  We’ve created the poll below to find out what you think!

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.