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Eddie Van Halen, dead at 64.

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Couldn't get past Sammy Haggar's refusal to drive 55, called it a day.

 

 

Eddie Van Halen, the legendary guitar innovator and virtuoso who led Van Halen through five decades and three lead singers, establishing himself as one of the all-time great players in rock history, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 65.

“I can’t believe I’m having to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning,” his son Wolfgang Van Halen wrote. “He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I’ve shared with him on and off stage was a gift. My heart is broken and I don’t think I’ll ever fully recover from this loss.”

“Heartbroken and speechless,” added Sammy Hagar. “My love to the family.”

Were it not for his titanic influence, hard rock after the late 1970s would have evolved in unimaginably different ways. He may not have invented two-handed tapping, but he perfected the practice and introduced it to a mass audience. Yet despite his complete mastery of the electric guitar, he never learned to read music.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/eddie-van-halen-dead-200051/

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i thought he killed himsself like a year or two ago

and then he somehow got reserectioned just to come here and post for a while

and then he died again

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Never got into VH, but i understand how much he brought to the game, the world is poorer without him.

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5 hours ago, Bezerker101 said:

 

Metal guitar pick, wtf?  Wasn't he downing 4 packs of cancer sticks a day, or is that bs?

Local paper posted the Associated Press obituary that said VH "kicked disco off the charts", priceless.

Rest well Eddie.  Will have "Best of VH Vol.1" playing all day.

 

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