RIP, Eddie Van Halen

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RIP, Eddie Van Halen

Post by dukerules » Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:00 pm

Dead at 65. My first favorite band was Van Halen. 1984 was the first album (cassette) I ever bought. A buddy and I in fifth grade used to graffiti those “VH” signs everywhere.  RIP, EVH.
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Post by HapaHapa » Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:24 pm

Wow, me too on first cassette bought (I actually bought 1984 and one other). I don’t listen to Van Halen any more but sure did back then.
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Post by mellonb1 » Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:47 pm

VH was one of my favorite bands in high school. Saw them in concert in '86. Sad news.. RIP Eddie

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Post by Chocodove » Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:50 pm

The man, the myth, the legend. RIP.
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Post by rockmastermike » Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:56 pm

Ain't Talking About Love, Jamie's Cryin' and Everybody Wants Some on 8-track in my old Mustang in High School......damn :drinkingbuddies:

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Re: RIP, Eddie Van Halen

Post by BlueSky » Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:01 pm

Two handed tapping...

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Re: RIP, Eddie Van Halen

Post by CGSshorty » Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:24 pm

I’m shocked that DLR outlived him.
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Re: RIP, Eddie Van Halen

Post by HapaHapa » Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:28 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:24 pm
I’m shocked that DLR outlived him.
Roth stayed in shape and i think stayed mentally young. Eddie just got old.
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Post by JBZ » Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:44 pm

I was trying to explain this to my 14 yo. I said, “imagine if Drake died. That’s basically what this means to anyone who came of age in the 1980s”

RIP EVH.
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Post by Captdave » Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:59 pm

What a shocker. He was a rock icon. VH was such a part of my high school and college years. Friends of mine won the very first MTV basement tapes and opened for VH for their entire North America tour.


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Re: RIP, Eddie Van Halen

Post by HapaHapa » Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:21 pm

JBZ wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:44 pm
I was trying to explain this to my 14 yo. I said, “imagine if Drake died. That’s basically what this means to anyone who came of age in the 1980s”

RIP EVH.
Drake? :think: Drake. I’ve heard that name. I think musician but not sure. Let me google him.

Actually not kidding much.
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Post by raf42 » Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:22 pm

I saw him with Roth live a bit over 30 years ago. Always been a huge fan of great rock guitarists (Satriani, Vai, Howe, Goven, Beck, Macalpine, Moore, Hendrix, and many more). Eddie was so fast, so clean, and had so much style it was a life experience to see live (which was a lot different than his studio stuff).

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Post by demer03 » Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:48 pm

Hate 2020. This fucking blows.
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Post by toxicavenger » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:07 pm

HapaHapa wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:28 pm
CGSshorty wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:24 pm
I’m shocked that DLR outlived him.
Roth stayed in shape and i think stayed mentally young. Eddie just got old.
yep. he might be crazy as fuck but he is still health. last i read about him he travels every few weeks and lives hotel to hotel. weird ass dude for sure.

suxs about eddie. sounds like he thought his metal guitar pic in his mouth caused his cancer, not the cigs.

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Post by SoCal C4S » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:33 pm

I thought he died in Zombieland... RIP.

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Post by HapaHapa » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:23 pm

raf42 wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:22 pm
I saw him with Roth live a bit over 30 years ago. Always been a huge fan of great rock guitarists (Satriani, Vai, Howe, Goven, Beck, Macalpine, Moore, Hendrix, and many more). Eddie was so fast, so clean, and had so much style it was a life experience to see live (which was a lot different than his studio stuff).

RIP
I know saw Van Halen with Sammy, buy i can't remember if i also saw then with Roth. Damn i usually have a good memory for these things.
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Re: RIP, Eddie Van Halen

Post by jimyritz » Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:42 am

Wore out the first VH record in High School... One of the all time greats---RIP...

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Post by JDC222 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:47 am

HapaHapa wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:21 pm
JBZ wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:44 pm
I was trying to explain this to my 14 yo. I said, “imagine if Drake died. That’s basically what this means to anyone who came of age in the 1980s”

RIP EVH.
Drake? :think: Drake. I’ve heard that name. I think musician but not sure. Let me google him.

Actually not kidding much.
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Re: RIP, Eddie Van Halen

Post by JDC222 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:50 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:07 pm
HapaHapa wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:28 pm
CGSshorty wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:24 pm
I’m shocked that DLR outlived him.
Roth stayed in shape and i think stayed mentally young. Eddie just got old.
yep. he might be crazy as fuck but he is still health. last i read about him he travels every few weeks and lives hotel to hotel. weird ass dude for sure.

suxs about eddie. sounds like he thought his metal guitar pic in his mouth caused his cancer, not the cigs.
I read that too...interesting theory but doubtful really.

When I think of Eddie, this is the photo that comes to mind;

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RIP.
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Re: RIP, Eddie Van Halen

Post by unsub073 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:08 am

RIP your goofy ass smile.

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Post by Nomadz » Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:18 am

Saw VH live in 78 incredible........... EVH was a genius. It's hard to convey how radical a change his guitar sound (the Brown sound) and technique were in the late 70's. He was as influential as Hendrix or Jeff Beck. Maybe more so. Sad sad sad.......
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Post by Axelay2003 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:36 pm

A friend of mine posted in his FB late that he was a headliner at our small town, Lake Butler, FL, back in 1986. I started researching and found out that his mother has Indonesian. I didn’t know that.
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Re: RIP, Eddie Van Halen

Post by Captdave » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:22 pm

Nomadz wrote:Saw VH live in 78 incredible........... EVH was a genius. It's hard to convey how radical a change his guitar sound (the Brown sound) and technique were in the late 70's. He was as influential as Hendrix or Jeff Beck. Maybe more so. Sad sad sad.......
As a friend who opened for them on two tours said of Eddie. He was confident, shy and had an incredible work ethic. He also was a huge influence on all rock guitarists that followed in his footsteps.


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Re: RIP, Eddie Van Halen

Post by dnslater » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:54 am

Axelay2003 wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:36 pm
A friend of mine posted in his FB late that he was a headliner at our small town, Lake Butler, FL, back in 1986. I started researching and found out that his mother has Indonesian. I didn’t know that.
His dad was Dutch classical musician and he was born in the Netherlands. They immigrated to California when he was 7 allegedly to escape the racism that his Indonesian mother received in Amsterdam. Interesting stuff.

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Re: RIP, Eddie Van Halen

Post by HapaHapa » Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:00 pm

JDC222 wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:50 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:07 pm
HapaHapa wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:28 pm
CGSshorty wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:24 pm
I’m shocked that DLR outlived him.
Roth stayed in shape and i think stayed mentally young. Eddie just got old.
yep. he might be crazy as fuck but he is still health. last i read about him he travels every few weeks and lives hotel to hotel. weird ass dude for sure.

suxs about eddie. sounds like he thought his metal guitar pic in his mouth caused his cancer, not the cigs.
I read that too...interesting theory but doubtful really.

When I think of Eddie, this is the photo that comes to mind;

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RIP.
I remember the cig in the guitar strings, and this dual neck guitar pic looked familiar for some reason.
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