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    Posted: October 06 2020 at 14:21
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Not quite a prog guitarist, but Eddie was responsible for a huge explosion of interest by young players (mostly teenage boys) who wanted to pick up the 6 string!! 

Eddie single-handedly helped turn Kramer guitar company into a massive brand, introduced the locking tremolo to the masses etc.  

Worth discussing.  RIP Eddie.



Edited by cstack3 - October 06 2020 at 20:37
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An ineffable loss for the rock community...
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Biggest loss in guitar rock since the death of Hendrix.

Heres When Eddie Van Halen Painted His Red/Black/White Guitar! | Van Halen  News Desk

Rest now.


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Eddie was a big fan of Allan Holdsworth and gave him support at a time that Allan probably needed it. 

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I grew up in the late 70's & 80's with bands like Van Halen.
Part of the sound track of my youth. You will be missed Eddie. 


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I remember Eddie van Halen best for his guitar solo on Michael Jackson's "Beat It" Heart
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2020 at 14:37
Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

Eddie was a big fan of Allan Holdsworth and gave him support at a time that Allan probably needed it. 


It's a shame Holdsworth didn't like Road Games, it's actually a terrific album and one of his most unsafe, non-latibule projects.





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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

I remember Eddie van Halen best for his guitar solo on Michael Jackson's "Beat It" Heart


Also one of the best scenes from Back to the Future...

These two examples clearly prove that his impact far exceeds the boundaries of the rock community.
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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:


I remember Eddie van Halen best for his guitar solo on Michael Jackson's "Beat It" Heart
it also features late drummer Jeff Porcaro
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RIP...and Cheers Eddie. Beer
After all, you were married to VB during her prime.Wink
Oh, and you played a mean guitar!Thumbs Up



Edited by JD - October 06 2020 at 15:04
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What a worthless year......Just got off the phone with a buddy and he was in tears. I saw VH at a HS gym in mid 70s (I think) then again at the US Festival '83......

Terrible news....wow

RIP....The GOAT!
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Legend 

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2020 really blows. First Neil Peart, now this. These guys were f**king gods. RIP.
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So sad. RIP Eddie.

Yes, 2020 just blows.
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wow...  what is there to say ...  just shocked.  Easily the greatest and most influential guitarist of the last 40 odd years and only a peg behind the greatest of the great but hands down the most iconic guitarist since the 60's...

a Mick toastie to you Eddie.. and my list of greatest blow thy speakers song list wouldn't be complete without something from him.. and it is damn well complete let me tell you. 

Micky tested.. Micky approved..


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Back in 1978 I went to see Black Sabbath. Backing them up on that tour was this unknown band from Cali. Who knew?
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Oh J*sus...
I'm f*cking crushed...
Steve G., wow man you hit it... 2020 sucks...
I'm losing my heroes....
This hurts as fiercely as losing Neil...
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Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

Back in 1978 I went to see Black Sabbath. Backing them up on that tour was this unknown band from Cali. Who knew?

apparently Sabbath were not happy when so many people were turning up to see the support band and not them Smile
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^^^ the infamous tour where Sabbath came off as choir boys in comparison.






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