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RIP Eddie Van Halen

Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:58 pm

One of the greatest guitarists of our time has passed away from cancer....

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/06/83499522 ... dies-at-65
 
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:08 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9r-NxuYszg

RIP Eddie. Thanks for providing your talents.

My Condolences to his closest family and friends.
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:09 pm

Wow... Just a bit stunned.

RIP Eddie, you defined a generation of rock guitar. Thanks for the good times

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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:11 pm

Well, it was bound to happen sooner rather than later, sadly.

I knew he had been having some health issues recently, stemming from cancer, but I had no idea he was in such bad shape.

Giant loss.
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:15 pm

I just watched a Van Halen video on MTV, Why Can’t This Be Love, when wifey said Eddy’s just died, kinda surreal. RIP Van Halen.
 
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:24 pm

What a loss. I’ll never forget hearing the opening cords of Running with the Devil as a youngster. That made the hairs on your arm stand up. Just a few weeks ago I watched some old YouTube clips, one is the classic of him doing Eruption live...smoking on that cigarette the who way through. Happy trails to you sir, rock god and guitar Superman.
 
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:26 pm

wingman wrote:
What a loss. I’ll never forget hearing the opening cords of Running with the Devil as a youngster. That made the hairs on your arm stand up. Just a few weeks ago I watched some old YouTube clips, one is the classic of him doing Eruption live...smoking on that cigarette the who way through. Happy trails to you sir, rock god and guitar Superman.



That's the video I posted.

Shows what made him a legend and possibly led to his death,
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:29 pm

You rarely if ever get sounds from a guitar like You really got me. RIP to a legend. 2020 sucks!
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:32 pm

wingman wrote:
What a loss. I’ll never forget hearing the opening cords of Running with the Devil as a youngster.


Absolutely. What a fantastic musician he was. Also love his brother's drumming.
 
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:49 pm

2020 sucks. Can we just get it over with?
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:58 pm

seb146 wrote:
2020 sucks. Can we just get it over with?


Agreed.

RIP Eddie - my variac and junk pile made JCM800 clone thank you...
 
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:04 pm

Absolutely revolutionary guitarist.... just incredibly profound and influential. RIP Eddie, and prayers for your family now that you're at peace.

:(
 
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:52 pm

Jimi Hendrez, Jimmy Paul, and EVH were guitar Gods.
 
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:58 pm

As a teen guitarist in 78 EVH was, of course, a god. It's a pity that the world knows him best for a keyboard song (although that was his background).

I can feel a Van Halen playlist with my teen guitarist son coming on today. He's still asleep and hasn't yet heard the news.
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:48 pm

Weirdest fact regarding Eddie I know is that I didn't know until last year that he was the one who did the guitar solo on Michael Jackson's "Beat It."

Also, I believe I saw in a documentary that his brother Alex was supposed to be the guitarist and Eddie on the drums, but they switched very early on and I think we can agree that turned out to be a good decision.
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:22 pm

R.I.P. to a legend. Here he is showing his adoration for another legend, Les Paul before bringing down the house jamming with Jan Hammer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atSdjLb0T14
 
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:56 pm

I was 22 on that cold winter night in February of 1978, when I was "introduced" to Van Halen at a friend's apartment, sitting on a friend's thick carpet, with smoke in the air. And the needle dropped on this album, that I was told "I had to hear."

I was not a stranger to great Hard Rock... I was a teen in the 70's, and had already experienced most of the great 70's bands on record and in concert.

But, by the time "ATBL" played, after Eruption, I knew that this was earth shattering and groundbreaking.

"Atomic Punk" let me know what the future of Hard Rock was, and "Little Dreamer" was the cherry on top!

I bought the album the next day, and went to see the band for the very first time that summer at the 1978 Texxas Jam, where they were slotted in for the 11am spot... which is, I am sure, why the Cotton Bowl was 80% full before that hour. (80% of 80,000 is 64,000 in the stands and on the floor).

I saw every VH tour, from their 1978 double bill with Black Sabbath, through to 1984's show at Reunion Arena. I only wish my Jacksons tickets had been the night before, when Eddie Joined them for "Beat It."

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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:25 am

Incredible guitarist, remember hearing Running with the Devil on a Sony Walkman shortly after it’s release. That cemented my taste in music to this day. Again, incredible guitarist but miserable human being in life. The way him and his brother Alex treated Michael Anthony, Sammy and Dave is shameful.
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:58 am

KLOS is streaming all Van Halen tonight. My local stations are too dumb to do that!!
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:57 pm

Fun fact, EVH asked Alice Cooper to get him a guitar lesson from Glen Campbell, an unrecognized master of the 12-string. Anyone see Glen play the William Tell Overture on his head with a 12-string?
 
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:45 pm

Kent350787 wrote:
It's a pity that the world knows him best for a keyboard song (although that was his background).


I don't think that's how the world knows him best. Especially since that song has a guitar solo in it, too. The name "Eddie Van Halen" and the word "guitar" are synonymous.

LittleFokker wrote:
Weirdest fact regarding Eddie I know is that I didn't know until last year that he was the one who did the guitar solo on Michael Jackson's "Beat It."


Michael Jackson used a lot of well-known people on his songs. The members of Toto, for example, played on a lot of songs on "Thriller". Slash played the intro guitar on "Black or White". Etc...

LittleFokker wrote:
Also, I believe I saw in a documentary that his brother Alex was supposed to be the guitarist and Eddie on the drums, but they switched very early on and I think we can agree that turned out to be a good decision.


That is true.

nwadeicer wrote:
Again, incredible guitarist but miserable human being in life. The way him and his brother Alex treated Michael Anthony, Sammy and Dave is shameful.


No question.
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:32 pm

R.I.P. EVH!

Learned about his death yesterday when watching Leland Sklar‘s latest video. Anybody else following his channel?
 
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:13 pm

RIP Edward, never knew he was Dutch by birth and immigrated to the US when he was a child. Great guitarist, great guy.
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:15 pm

“jump” is a keyboard song with a guitar solo in it.

A good guitar solo, but so much of his work was so much better than that song, however popular.
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:44 pm

Guitar legend Slash on death of Eddie Van Halen. (There's some pinball stuff in the middle of the segment).

https://youtu.be/UIzwG8mDihg

Dweezil Zappa recalls meeting Eddie Van Halen when Dweezil was 12. Eddie had come over to Dweezil's home to meet his father, Frank Zappa.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYj6gJdrUPE
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:24 pm

Kent350787 wrote:
“jump” is a keyboard song with a guitar solo in it.

A good guitar solo, but so much of his work was so much better than that song, however popular.


plz, that guitar solo is one of the most fiery guitar solos of the decade. Hard rock can have keyboards. No Quarter?
 
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:45 pm

LCDFlight wrote:
Kent350787 wrote:
“jump” is a keyboard song with a guitar solo in it.

A good guitar solo, but so much of his work was so much better than that song, however popular.


plz, that guitar solo is one of the most fiery guitar solos of the decade. Hard rock can have keyboards. No Quarter?


Deep Purple, ELP, GFR to name a few bands that used keyboards and organ.
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:58 am

I found this piece with Gene Simmons, who discovered Van Halen to be touching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj9uJn8i49k
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:03 am

DIRECTFLT wrote:
LCDFlight wrote:
Kent350787 wrote:
“jump” is a keyboard song with a guitar solo in it.

A good guitar solo, but so much of his work was so much better than that song, however popular.


plz, that guitar solo is one of the most fiery guitar solos of the decade. Hard rock can have keyboards. No Quarter?


Deep Purple, ELP, GFR to name a few bands that used keyboards and organ.


Over the years I've realised Jon Lord's keyboards rather than Ritchie's guitar that really make Deep Purple and early Rainbow for me. I have no problems whatsoever with keyboards at the core of heavy rock.

It's just that Jump annoys me compared to other Van Halen tracks. From detailed listening, I've realised that it's the timbre, mainly because there is almost no guitar in the mix apart from the solo.

Having been a guitar playing teen in 78, EVH's was a guitar god to me. I'm pleased that my owen teen guitarist son plays VH songs.

I just don't like Jump.
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:59 pm

Kent350787 wrote:
DIRECTFLT wrote:
LCDFlight wrote:

plz, that guitar solo is one of the most fiery guitar solos of the decade. Hard rock can have keyboards. No Quarter?


Deep Purple, ELP, GFR to name a few bands that used keyboards and organ.


Over the years I've realised Jon Lord's keyboards rather than Ritchie's guitar that really make Deep Purple and early Rainbow for me. I have no problems whatsoever with keyboards at the core of heavy rock.

It's just that Jump annoys me compared to other Van Halen tracks. From detailed listening, I've realised that it's the timbre, mainly because there is almost no guitar in the mix apart from the solo.

Having been a guitar playing teen in 78, EVH's was a guitar god to me. I'm pleased that my owen teen guitarist son plays VH songs.

I just don't like Jump.


You are in good company. Neither does Van Halen's Producer Ted Templeman:

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... w-1073080/
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:06 pm

The funny thing is Eddie wrote the song and music and really liked the keyboards. He very much pushed for and supported it while others in the bands circle thought "keyboards aren't Van Halen".

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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:43 am

Well they went on to produce piano-based Right Here, Right Now, and the song Not Enough from the under-rated Balance. Eddie was playing amazing well in the 1990s...

I mean, November Rain, piano was definitely a thing in "hard rock." Even James Brown did an odd little piano solo in his 1982 Letterman appearance, if anybody is bored, do check that out. It is primo. What reminded me of that was Van Halen played that Balance piano song on Letterman also.
 
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:00 am

DIRECTFLT wrote:
Kent350787 wrote:
DIRECTFLT wrote:

Deep Purple, ELP, GFR to name a few bands that used keyboards and organ.


Over the years I've realised Jon Lord's keyboards rather than Ritchie's guitar that really make Deep Purple and early Rainbow for me. I have no problems whatsoever with keyboards at the core of heavy rock.

It's just that Jump annoys me compared to other Van Halen tracks. From detailed listening, I've realised that it's the timbre, mainly because there is almost no guitar in the mix apart from the solo.

Having been a guitar playing teen in 78, EVH's was a guitar god to me. I'm pleased that my owen teen guitarist son plays VH songs.

I just don't like Jump.


You are in good company. Neither does Van Halen's Producer Ted Templeman:

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... w-1073080/


The same here. I love rock songs and I love the synthesizers pop/rock of the 80ies. But somehow Jump never worked for me.

Anyhow. Rest in peace EVH and having lost my father due to cancer in July I really hope they treated you well and you had a good journey and didn’t suffer too much. Your legacy will live on..

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