Eddie Van Halen

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VH has been my favorite band since 1981 when 'Fair Warning' was released, so I'm gutted and numb.
Ironically, this weekend I was reading the Ted Templeman (Their first producer) book chapter when Ted was so impressed with Eddie that he had to sign them.
Ted also said that discovering 'Eruption' was by chance, as Ed was playing it and Ted asked 'What's that?' Ed said 'Oh, nothing,' but Ted had to get it on tape.
When Ted asked engineer Donn Landee to get that on tape, Donn said he already had tape rolling! Mindblowing stuff.
Ed even said to Ted that he could play it even better! They still got the great version we hear on the first VH groundbreaker.
I love all music, but nothing touches VH in my book. I saw them live 2 times with Sammy as I love both versions.
Ed could be moody and reclusive, but he was great and will be missed.

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Just when I thought this year couldn't get any worse, here 2020 goes again. RIP Eddie Van Halen.

Did you know that the band worked on the music for 1996's Twister? Listen to the original soundtrack sometime, the guitar work in it is gorgeous.

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I'm still reeling from this incredible news.
I knew he was sick, but always thought he'd pull through. I even thought I'd meet him someday.
One of my greatest memories was when Mike Piazza came up to bat and 'Unchained' came blasting out of the Shea Stadium speakers. Mike is a big metal head and always had some cool rock to walk up to.
RIP, and thank you, Eddie.

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I wasn't really into VH growing up, but that riff on Beat It , is the reason why that song is a great tune (in my opinion).
Dude was a rock/guitar legend among all my friends in H.S. and I totally see why
R.I.P EVH

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David Crosby didn’t agree lol. That’s funny.

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Patty Smythe of Scandal was nearly their lead singer after diamond Dave. Can you imagine that?? Lol

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PSA: Sirius XM channel 27 is a tribute to Eddie Van Halen. I believe it is still up. NON STOP songs by him. Just in case you had Sirius and didn't know. 🙂

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@mjfc_363 said in Eddie Van Halen:

David Crosby didn’t agree lol. That’s funny.

That was a funny quote by Crosby. I like both guitarists. Grew up playing guitar and listening to alot of rock/metal. As I grew up I started to prefer acoustic more. I'd rather hear spanish fly than eruption any day.

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