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’Mozart of rock guitar’ Eddie Van Halen dead at 65

’Mozart of rock guitar’ Eddie Van Halen dead at 65

Eddie Van Halen, guitarist and namesake of the rock group Van Halen, died today after a battle with throat cancer. He was 65. His son, Wolf, wrote: ’He was the best father I could ever ask for.’ His work spanned many facets of music culture and technique, from the band’s hit single ’Jump’ to the guitar solo on Michael Jackson’s ’Beat It’ to his finger-tapping style of playing.

David
David
atlas shrugged
atlas shrugged 2 months

RIP Eddie. Truly one of the greatest of all times. Live version of Eruption: https://youtu.be/L9r-NxuYszg

chuck
chuck 2 months

Eddie thank you for years and years of magical music . You have been a part of my life for 50 years .. you Rock and always will !! RIP in Rock n Roll Heaven! Thanks for the Music ... again the music has died .. by by miss American pie ...

S
S 2 months

Thankful to have seen him play live in 1998. Go see your favourite performers while they're still alive. I haven't always been able to it is a bad feeling knowing you missed a chance forever.

William
William 2 months

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust....R.I.P. May the Good Lord open the pearly gates allow you in, and let you join the choir.🙏😳

Steven
Steven 2 months

Eddie Van Halen is up there with the true innovators of guitar, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, EVH! Eddie spawned a new style of guitar player, before Joe Satriani and Steve Vai there was Eddie! Such a loss, gonna play some Van Halen LOUD today!

Tyler
Tyler 2 months

Eddie Van Halen you are an absolute pioneer of guitar! A true legend 🎸.

J707J
J707J 2 months

holy shit.... rest in riffs

MrLoseddos
MrLoseddos 2 months

RIP Eddie. You were my biggest inspiration, and the sole reason to pick up and learn to play the guitar. You will be dearly missed!

Meyer
Meyer 2 months

He was only 65? That's young. Don't do drugs kids.

Doug
Doug 2 months

I submitted several important links to music sites like Rolling Stone, Billboard but, almost 8 hours later, no links. Waste of contributors' time; very disappointing.

Scott Hallinan
Scott Hallinan 2 months

This just sucks...

Lev !🇺🇸 MINISTRY OF TRUTH
Lev !🇺🇸 MINISTRY OF TRUTH 2 months

I'll be honest with you I'm shocked that people that did as much drugs as he must have done live to 65. RIP

ilure
ilure 2 months

RIP Eddie! Hopefully now he's actually living in paradise.

Dave
Dave 2 months

He's on the stairway to heaven. RIP you glorious basstard.

Beef Testosterone
Beef Testosterone 2 months

It’s always sad to see someone pass away, but I wouldn’t exactly call him a “Mozart of rock quitar”

Come on Man!!
Come on Man!! 2 months

65 is young but it’s 130 in rockstar years.

BILL
BILL 2 months

Jamie will be crying for quite awhile now.

ben
ben 2 months

R.I.P. Eddie, there is no other.

James
James 2 months

Rest in peace Eddie Van Halen you were truly one of the greatest guitarists truly will be missed hearts and prayers go out to your family

Eric
Eric 2 months

RIP you legend.

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