This is a real bad day for me. God bless ya Ed. What you did for guitar is beyond comprehension. I will be posting my own guitar tribute to the man once I get a grip on myself. Holy shit. Fuck 2020…~TS
In this episode we pay tribute to someone who changed the world of music and the guitar forever. R.I.P Eddie Van Halen (1955-2020)
Van Halen-Full Show “Live in Los Angeles” “Hollywood bowl” 10.4.15 – Last Show Eddie ever played
One of rock ‘n’ roll’s singular and most gifted guitarists, Eddie Van Halen, has died. He was 65.
Van Halen’s son, Wolf, confirmed the news on Tuesday.
“I can’t believe I’m having to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning,” he wrote on Twitter.
“He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I’ve shared with him on stage and off stage was a gift,” Wolf continued. “My heart is broken and I don’t think I’ll ever fully recover from this loss.”
— Valerie Bertinelli (@Wolfiesmom) October 6, 2020
What a Long Great Trip It’s Been.. pic.twitter.com/M5pmkVi7hW
— David Lee Roth (@DavidLeeRoth) October 7, 2020
Never to be filled pic.twitter.com/Du7N2dxLbf
— Steve Vai (@stevevai) October 6, 2020
Feeling deep sadness and overwhelming appreciation.
The appreciation and love for him is bigger though.
Let’s take a minute and try to imagine our world if he never showed up.
Thank you King Edward. You are deeply loved and will be missed. pic.twitter.com/H1mS4sYZIo
— Steve Vai (@stevevai) October 6, 2020
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Completely gutted to hear the sad news. This wonderful man was way too young to be taken. What a talent – what a legacy – probably the most original and dazzling rock guitarist in History. I think of him as a boy – an innocent prodigy – always full of joy, always modest – and those truly magical fingers opened a door to a new kind of playing. I treasure the moments we shared. His passing leaves a giant hole in my heart. RIP Ed Van Halen. Bri
Words cannot describe how monumental the loss of Edward Van Halen is to the music community. He inspired generations of guitar players of all genres. His playing was unrivaled in its ingenuity and its ferocity. Rest In Peace to the greatest Rock Guitarist of all time. pic.twitter.com/DHyjERxR2Z
— Joe Bonamassa (Official) (@JBONAMASSA) October 6, 2020
Just heard the devastating news…
One of the absolute giants is gone. He influenced and inspired an entire generation, including myself.
His legacy will always remain.
RIP Edward #eddievanhalen
— Yngwie Malmsteen (@OfficialYJM) October 6, 2020
I’m just devastated to hear the news of the passing of my dear friend Eddie Van Halen. He fought a long and hard battle with his cancer right to the very end. Eddie was one of a very special kind of person, a really great friend. Rest In Peace my dear friend till we meet again. pic.twitter.com/Qs8tsLPANJ
— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) October 6, 2020
. @EddieVanHalen was one of the nicest guys I ever worked with and we shared so many laughs together. His influence on music and especially the guitar has been immeasurable. He was an absolute legend. Eddie, I’ll see you on the other side, my friend. Love, Ozzy.
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) October 6, 2020
Oh NO! Speechless. A trailblazer and someone who always gave everything to his music. A good soul. I remember first seeing him playing at the Starwood in 1976 and he WAS Eddie Van Halen. So shocked and sad. My condolences to Wolfie and the family. https://t.co/ExAWzFAEYJ
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) October 6, 2020
Just when I thought 2020 couldn't get any worse, I hear Eddie Van Halen has passed. So shocking- One of the nicest, down to Earth men I have ever met and toured with. A true gent and true genius. RIP. So sad.Thoughts go out to his brother Alex, and his family. pic.twitter.com/fwIw040YMX
— Geezer Butler (@geezerbutler) October 6, 2020
“To hell with the rules. If it sounds right, then it is.” Rest in Peace to the original rule breaker, Eddie Van Halen. You will be missed, but your music and influence will live forever. pic.twitter.com/BGrVE9jW1A
— Gibson (@gibsonguitar) October 6, 2020
— Def Leppard (@DefLeppard) October 6, 2020
I am utterly devastated. pic.twitter.com/omYwP2UcMR
— Billy Sheehan (@BillyonBass) October 6, 2020
I am in complete and utter shock over the news of Edward Van Halen’s passing…Very few musicians ever come along that change the entire landscape of their instrument and King Edward was one of those few. One of the G.O.A.T! #RIPEVH #RIPEdwardVanHalen ??? pic.twitter.com/1uuMLt1cvv
— Mike Portnoy ? (@MikePortnoy) October 6, 2020
— Nancy Wilson (@NancyWilson) October 6, 2020
God Bless you Eddie ✝️ I’ll always remember the great times we had. My sincere condolences to all Family and friends. I am heart broken ?✝️ RIP Brother xo pic.twitter.com/WHC72yberX
— NEAL SCHON MUSIC (@NealSchonMusic) October 6, 2020
Rest in Peace Eddie. A true guitar legend who inspired so many musicians with his creative and unique playing style. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/hm2GqVdIRf
— Marshall Amps (@marshallamps) October 6, 2020