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RIP Eddie Van Halen

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His son Wofgang confirmed today of Eddie's death caused by Cancer. He was 65. He totally revolutionized Rock Guitar, perhaps almost as much (or more by some opinions) than Jimi Hendrix.

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Could absolutely shred a guitar. The first incarnation of VH was awesome.

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Eddieeeee....... R.I.P.

Eddie Van Halen??..Man I'm getting old.

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WOW. I never thought I live to see this.

 

Hope you didn't mind me playing your axe at Roselle Music without the guitar tech telling you.

See you at that great gig in the sky Eddie!!!

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Last time I saw Eddie in concert, his son hadn't quite mastered the bass.

 

Dave gestured to Eddie live during a number that Wolfgang was not on the same page.

 

Without missing a note Eddie walked over to his son, face to face on stage while playing his own guitar, and fingered the sequence Wolfgang should be playing IN-BETWEEN the track he was playing.


After a couple of perfectly timed repetitions from the master, Wolfgang nailed it and Eddie grinned ear to ear and walked away, still rocking.

 

Way cool.

 

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Saw an interview where Les Paul would call Eddie at all hours to talk about guitar design ideas.  Les even told that there were only two people that knew how to play, him and Eddie. Eddie did a lot to build his own guitars, seeing the big factories didn't offer what he wanted.

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RIP Eddie.....I was 15 back in 1978, drank a few beers with this new band called Van Halen at an album signing. 

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I remember the day I bought the debut Van Halen LP back in 1978, too; I was 11 then.  Was completely blown away by the Eruption solo and he took the guitar to a completely different level.  Not to mention, made me put more effort into my playing.

 

R.I.P, EVH.  Thanks for the many years of great concerts back in the 80's.

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Best concert I ever saw was 1984, not the best music, but the best concert.  I was 15 years old so I was the right age and it was a huge experience.  RIP. 

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RIP Eddie --- a true legend!!!!!!

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Rest in Peace...

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Getting old? Yep!

RIP Eddie. 

It wasn't until the spring/summer of `79 that I even heard them on the radio. That's how I learned of new bands back then. Lucky enough to see them after the first LP and then the third.

DLR was non-stop gymnastics the whole time both shows. Eddie showed no signs of even working hard to make those magical riffs come alive.

Appreciate the interesting info above guys.

Preferred the Red Rocker on his own!

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RIP EVH.  What an innovative guitarist.  I was fortunate to see Van Halen in 1985.  I knew he had cancer, but still it is a shock that he has passed.

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RIP Eddie.  Always a great show coupled w/all of the great albums.  IF ya never saw them then ya missed one great show.  Walked out and ripped it EVERY time!

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I enjoyed hearing him play. Never bought any lp's... didn't have to. Everyone else had them.

he could rock that guitar

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