Eddie Van Halen Mourned By Music Community As Artists Pay Tribute

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Eddie Van Halen, one of the greatest guitarists of our time has left behind not only a legacy involving his own music but also influence over musicians that will be heard for decades to come. His impact on the music community could be felt just by the social media response following the sad and shocking news of his death today at age 65.


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RIP #EddieVanHalen

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Incredibly sad to hear of Eddie Van Halen’s passing. We spent an incredible summer with Van Halen supporting them on their Balance tour across America. 55 shows in 1995. Eddie instilled a work ethic & perfectionism that we could only aspire to. He came into catering always with a guitar on. Hit the stage 3 hours before the other guys joined for soundcheck & never missed a note night after night . Alex, Sammy & Michael we’re all equally talented but none took the details as seriously as Eddie. I will never forget the day Sammy & I disagreed about my role as a frontman & kicked us off the tour in Texas only to learn Eddie & Alex had our backs & kept us on. We watched their show from the stage every night. I Don’t know if i ever told Eddie the first concert i ever saw was Van Halen at Maple Leaf Gardens with my cousin Nick on their 1984 tour. Ed’s musical legacy can’t be touched. True original in every sense. Musical genius who always let the song rule. Rare. So much more i could express…this is all steam of conscious as i absorb this sad reality.

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