Remembering Eddie Van Halen

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October 21, 2020 at 7:07 pm Quote #62627

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EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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October 21, 2020 at 8:07 pm Quote #62641

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When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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October 22, 2020 at 10:20 pm Quote #62653

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When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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October 23, 2020 at 10:18 pm Quote #62659

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EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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October 24, 2020 at 11:17 pm Quote #62665

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EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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October 25, 2020 at 3:37 am Quote #62672

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https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/ozzy-osbourne-eddie-van-halen-once-called-me-while-drunk-and-asked-me-to-sing-for-van-halen/

OZZY OSBOURNE: EDDIE VAN HALEN Once Called Me While Drunk And Asked Me To Sing For VAN HALEN

Ozzy Osbourne sat down with co-host Billy Morrison for another episode of “Ozzy Speaks” on SiriusXM’s Ozzy’s Boneyard. During the episode, Ozzy and Billy remembered Eddie Van Halen and played some of their favorite VAN HALEN songs.

Speaking about Eddie’s guitar-playing skills, Ozzy said: “You think you’ve seen it all. Then out of the blue, somebody comes out with such a revolutionized way of playing. To watch Eddie play was, like — his hands would turn into a spider. It was remarkable. He always made it look like it was so easy.”

Asked if he and Eddie ever had a chance to work together beyond just sharing the stage on various tours and festivals, Ozzy said: “No, no, no. He phoned me up one time and asked me if I wanted to sing in his band — way after Sammy [Hagar had left the band]. I think he was a bit drunk. We’ve all done one of them — calling at four o’clock in the morning, going, [makes unintelligible sound].”


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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October 29, 2020 at 7:38 pm Quote #62743

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#Throwback to 1988. Eddie and I holding each other’s guitars. That was Frankenstein and he had my model he had made for me from Kramer. #MissYouBud #OU812 #Backstage



EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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October 29, 2020 at 7:40 pm Quote #62744

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EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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October 29, 2020 at 7:42 pm Quote #62745

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https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/anthraxs-scott-ian-eddie-van-halen-was-the-john-lennon-and-paul-mccartney-of-hard-rock/?fbclid=IwAR0p6Qx5i2gpZQmHkhNBPoSpJVBChbv1WdgmKl1suGIrdfi4ZmcvdZ0wTaw

ANTHRAX’s SCOTT IAN: EDDIE VAN HALEN Was ‘The JOHN LENNON And PAUL MCCARTNEY Of Hard Rock’

ANTHRAX’s Scott Ian has reflected on the passing of Eddie Van Halen, saying the VAN HALEN axeman was “the complete package in every way.”

Ian discussed his appreciation for the groundbreaking musician, who died from cancer on October 6 at age 65, during an appearance on Dean Delray’s “Let There Be Talk” podcast.

He said (hear audio below): “There’s not a bad song from ‘Van Halen I’ to ’1984′ — for me, there’s nothing that I don’t love. Every song, for me, is as important as the big songs. Every song. I love ‘You Really Got Me’ — of course I do. But for me, on the first record, my favorite song is ‘I’m The One’… His solo on ‘So This Is Love?’ Oh my God. He cleaned the tone up. And just the feeling in that solo and the way he moves around. ‘Top Jimmy’… You can go and on. Every song is a fucking masterpiece.”

“He was the complete package in every way — in every way,” Ian continued. “He was the [John] Lennon and [Paul] McCartney of hard rock, or heavy metal. They were metal before people were saying metal. ‘I’m The One’, ‘Romeo Delight’, ‘Light Up The Sky’ — those are metal tunes. ‘Atomic Punk’ — it’s fucking metal. Unbelievable songwriter and arranger and just overall musician. Just a fucking master.

“I think you could argue that he was the greatest overall talent, he was the biggest talent of the last… from 1975 on,” Scott added. “To me, there’s nobody more talented in any field of entertainment. For me, Eddie Van Halen would be the biggest talent of all. And where does that go? What a void that leaves.”

Eddie died at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California. His wife, Janie, was by his side, along with his son, Wolfgang, and Alex, Eddie’s brother and VAN HALEN drummer.

The iconic VAN HALEN axeman died from complications due to cancer, his son confirmed.

VAN HALEN was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2007.

Rolling Stone magazine ranked Eddie Van Halen No. 8 in its list of the 100 greatest guitarists.


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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October 31, 2020 at 4:30 am Quote #62761

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EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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October 31, 2020 at 1:40 pm Quote #62766

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https://news.yahoo.com/hear-greatest-van-halen-podcast-153047349.html


When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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November 1, 2020 at 4:18 am Quote #62773

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EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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November 1, 2020 at 4:32 am Quote #62776

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EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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November 2, 2020 at 7:02 pm Quote #62781

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https://www.instagram.com/p/CG0AfSBnowE/


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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November 3, 2020 at 3:44 pm Quote #62797

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PT5150: https://www.instagram.com/p/CG0AfSBnowE/

thanks Pete that is super cool to watch


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