LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Drummer Alex Van Halen of Van Halen performs during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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!

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. #TransRightsAreHumanRights