R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen

Ridgeway

Senior Member
Wow, such a talent as well.
 

MntnMan62

Über Member
Location
Northern NJ
I also was not a rabid Van Halen fan growing up but I definitely respected his playing. He started an entire generation of guitar players who copied his style. I was hoping that they would get back together with Roth. I would have paid to see that band. RIP.
 
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Drago

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
Location
Poshshire
After an hour or two of wikipedia bickering they've finally accepted the poor feller is dead as his son has confirmed it.
 

Cycleops

Legendary Member
Location
Accra, Ghana
Obviously quite a few Van Halen fans on here evidenced by the number of threads.
Another victim of cancer it seems and at such at young age. Very sad.
 

Cycleops

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Location
Accra, Ghana
I never knew he did the guitar solo on Michael Jackson's 'Beat It'. Lasted all of twenty seconds but took 30 minutes to record and was done for free as a favour to Quincy Jones the producer:
https://www.cnn.com/2012/11/30/showbiz/music/van-halen-jackson-thriller/index.html
Van Halen: I'll never forget when Tower Records was still open over here in Sherman Oaks. I was buying something, and "Beat It" was playing over the store sound system. The solo comes on, and I hear these kids in front of me going, "Listen to this guy trying to sound like Eddie Van Halen." I tapped him on the shoulder and said, "That IS me!" That was hilarious.
 
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