Topic: Eddie Van Halen

One of rock 'n' roll's singular and most gifted guitarists, Eddie Van Halen, has died. He was 65 and he died from cancer. 

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Re: Eddie Van Halen

A total shame   RIP EVH     

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Re: Eddie Van Halen

just heard the news. shocker! such a sad loss, is there anyone to fill the void he leaves behind? RIP     

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Re: Eddie Van Halen

Phill Williams wrote:

just heard the news. shocker! such a sad loss, is there anyone to fill the void he leaves behind? RIP

He was an original who defined a form of rock for a generation and no one plays like he did.

That said, there's lots and lots of talented guitarists out there to carry on. If you can get along with Country music, you'd have a real challenge to find a picker who's faster and more creative than Brad Paisley. He's definitely raised the stakes for Country pickers. And then there's Molly Tuttle. Holy smokes. Her flatpicking is astounding.     

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Re: Eddie Van Halen

I spent the day listening to BEST OF BOTH WORLDS  CD on amazon. both dave and Sammy material.   I posted AND THE CRADEL WILL ROCK on my FB page. 
A: Its got a amazingly great and underrated solo.
B: It is the album (Women and Children first) toure I saw Live as a 13yr old! 

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ALSO THE MAIN RIFF IS NOT A GUITAR.  IT'S THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF A KEYBOARD ON A VANHALEN RECORD.  Its just pumped through a few MARSHAL STACKS!

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