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David Lee Roth, EMT: 9 Stars with Surprising Post-Fame Careers

Originally posted 03/07/2014 08:00AM

Navigating the spotlight can be tricky. Navigating the end of the spotlight can be even trickier.

Some stars move into logically-connected careers (Mark Hamill's largest post-Luke Skywalker role was voicing The Joker for Batman: The Animated Series).

Then again, some stars ... don't. These are nine stars with the post-fame careers that we (and maybe they) never saw coming.

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Patrick Wilson Fronts a Van Halen Cover Band | Patrick Wilson

Patrick Wilson Fronts a Van Halen Cover Band

Originally posted 02/24/2012 06:30PM

Fans recognize Patrick Wilson from his CBS drama A Gifted Man, but his friends know him as a die-hard Van Halen fan – with a family cover band to boot.

"You're defined by your older brothers or sisters' music," explains the actor, 38, who was turned on to the band decades ago by his elder brothers Paul and Mark. "It's always been this hilarious passion."

Driven by their love of music and all things Van Halen (Wilson says that his surgical hat in A Gifted Man is made from a Van Halen t-shirt!), the brothers formed their own cover band – dubbed, appropriately, Van Wilson – a few years ago, and play gigs whenever they can.

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Sammy Hagar: I Really Think I Was Contacted by Aliens

Sammy Hagar: I Really Think I Was Contacted by Aliens

Originally posted 03/21/2011 06:40PM

Long before there was Van Halen, there may have been Van Alien.

Sammy Hagar, the onetime lead singer of the heavy metal band, writes in his new memoir that he once dreamed he was contacted by aliens in the foothills above Fontana, Calif.

But was it really a dream?

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Van Halen Reschedules Concerts | Eddie Van Halen

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Van Halen Reschedules Concerts

Originally posted 03/18/2008 07:55PM

Van Halen plans to go back on the road next month, rescheduling concerts postponed due to guitarist Eddie Van Halen's mystery illness.

The new tour dates were announced on the rock band's Web site, with no update given on Eddie's health.

Van Halen suspended its North American reunion tour of sold-out venues earlier this month after announcing the 53-year-old musician was "undergoing a battery of comprehensive medical tests."

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Valerie Bertinelli a 'Proud Momma' at Van Halen Reunion | Valerie Bertinelli

Valerie Bertinelli a 'Proud Momma' at Van Halen Reunion

Originally posted 08/13/2007 07:00PM

Van Halen held a press conference Monday to announce that they're finally hitting the road with their newest member, 16-year-old Wolfgang Van Halen.

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David Lee Roth Reuniting with Van Halen | David Lee Roth

David Lee Roth

David Lee Roth Reuniting with Van Halen

Originally posted 02/02/2007 06:55PM

After more than two decades apart, the rock group Van Halen and its original lead singer, David Lee Roth, are reuniting.

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Van Halen, R.E.M. Set for Rock Hall

Van Halen, R.E.M. Set for Rock Hall

Originally posted 01/09/2007 09:35AM

Van Halen, Patti Smith, the Ronettes, R.E.M. and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five are the latest acts to be tapped for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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NEWS BRIEFS: No Buffy for 'Angel'

Originally posted 03/25/2004 10:09AM

SKEWERED: Don't look for a guest appearance from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (a.k.a. Sarah Michelle Gellar) during the final episode of the WB series "Angel," airing May 19, TV Guide Online reports. Gellar, who initially was slated to appear in the next-to-last episode of "Angel," was unavailable when it came time to shoot the story, series producer Joss Whedon said. And, despite the relationship between Angel, Buffy and the character Spike, the show's creators did not want the appearance of Buffy to overshadow the regular characters on "Angel."

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