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Old 10-06-2020, 05:43 PM
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Edward Van Halen

He passed away today. 65 years old.

There would be no Satrianis,,Vais and hundreds of guitar players in than line or style if it weren t for Eddie Van Halen.
Certainly, many progressive guitar players as well.
He redefined electric guitar sound, technique, and ideas in the rock hard rock scenario, whatever you name it.

very good composer.

No Allan Holdsworth s Road Games album if it weren t for Van Halen.

Holdsworth on VH ,
..." I’m not really that impressed by flash. A lot of rock guitar players are just flash, but Eddie’s thing seems to have evolved completely naturally, on its own..."

Pat Metheny ..... " I got to go back before a show and hear him warm up - which was absolutely mind blowing - he played more incredible music in that 30 minutes of warmup time than he did in the all the vh "shows".."

EVH on Holdsworth ..."the best in my book, so damned good that I can t cop anything.."


I loved VH debut album,, I got it in my 15 years old ,, blew me up those years. Still keep it,,and I listen occasionally maybe some few stuff from their early work.

Not my type of rock that I enjoy and like the most ,,but definitely part of some playlist.
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Old 10-06-2020, 06:19 PM
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Re: Edward Van Halen

Sad news. I have all the VH stuff up to and including 0u812. RIP Eddie.
When you list all the qualities that you despise and you realize you're describing yourself.
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Old 10-07-2020, 05:37 PM
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Re: Edward Van Halen

Oh sorry to read that. he was with family it seems and had been fighting the big C, so may he rest easy here and join that great band in the sky. always liked him and his awesome playing. he will be missed yet he lives on in his music and the plethora of musicians that he influenced.

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