Eddie Van Halen - not well

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  1. tele-rain

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    Eddie seems to be alright enough to hang out with his son at a Tool show and take a pic for a kid who had no idea who he was :lol:
     

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    Delete.
     
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    What a tool.
     
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    I'm not really a fan of fretboard-burning wizards; I'd sooner listen to the more restrained fingerwork of Peter Green, Robin Trower, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters but there's no arguing that EVH turned rock music upside-down and back on its a**.
    But forget my 'grumpy old man' comment, best wishes for his recovery.
     
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    Eddie is a huge Holdsworth fan.

    Having said that, relatively no one knows who Holsdworth is. Recently Allan talked about looking for a day job, like the rest of us, just to pay the bills.


    Your gramma probably knows who EVH is
     
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    A complete player- great rhythm, the little things and then the leads- he made the band.
     
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    end of drop dead legs = Holdsworth
     
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    There is a ton of Holdsworth's legato influence sprinkled all around Eddie's playing
     
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    Allan died in 2017 , so no longer looking for a day job........
     
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    I was just about to post that pic. ;)
     
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    Eddie has a style that completely changed the course of music...not too many innovators like that out there.
    I was right in the generation coming of age when he dropped Eruption onto the world...nothing had ever sounded like that!
    I’ve never owned a Van Halen record and truthfully he was never one of my favorites as he always seemed more flash than substance.
    However, I agree that his rhythm playing was where he really shined for me. And his early tone was pretty damn near perfect. Huge, huge sound!
    Wishing EVH and family the best...damn fine guitar player!
     
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    I got to go the first world tour concert in 1978, Flint Michigan. a few months after the first album released, Mind blowing shift in rock and roll at that moment in time. We had Queen a night at the Opera(brian May) and then Eddie with Eruption, making noise with guitar we never heard before. He is easily a guitar genius. when you invent techniques only hinted at, and move them to a level where people say is that a guitar??
    it is a quantum leap made by most geniuses.

    The Van Halen lifetsyle with all the women, he is probably somewhat similar to the Michael Douglas story. Wild Oral sex parties in the 80's, HPV virus causes huge increased risk in mouth and throat cancers, with smoking and drinking on top.

    But he is a hero of mine, for just the OMG guitars are freaking awesome things.
    Good luck Eddie.
     
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    I always thought this was the quintessential Van Halen song.
    Maybe not their best song, but the one that best encapsulates what the band was about. Flamboyant. Fun. And Eddie running the gamut from bizarre noises to exquisitely musical, sometimes simultaneously.



    The video is painfully dated but the song holds up well.
     
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    I saw them in '91 on the For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge tour, and they were great. But I would put seeing Van Halen in a small club in '77 or so probably tops on my list of dream gigs.
     
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    Yeah they were on top of their game with "1984".
     
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