And NWOBH like Iron Maiden Motor Head Venom Diamond head etc... You should think about it before you type. Also check the venues Van halen played and where on the Bills.
They have never been so big in the UK, I am not saying they suck, just the UK doesn't get it, its not hot like Florida its miserable and wet like Seattle.
That's why we had bands like the smiths.
They have silver and gold albums in the UK. Just about as many as AC/DC for that matter. Again, somebody there likes them.