Eddie Van Halen Has Died

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  1. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Throat cancer. :(

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  2. auntiehill

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    Holy SHIT! I didn't even know he was that ill. I remember hearing a few years ago he had tongue cancer but I had no idea the disease had become widespread. I think the last interview I read had him talking about how he'd been smoking since he was 12 or 13.

    Such an incredible talent. What a shame. :(

    For fuck's sake, people. DON'T SMOKE.
     
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    2020 has been a nightmare.
     
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  4. BillJ

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    RIP. Thanks for the tunes.
     
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  5. Gary Mitchell

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    Aww man. :(

    Rest in peace Eddie.
     
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  6. Captaindemotion

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    I’m really gutted. No words.
     
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  7. valkyrie013

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    Rip dude.. Thanks for the tunes.
     
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  8. Gary Mitchell

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    This song, even when I'm really down, usually makes me feel a little better.
     
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    2020 is really startin' to piss me off.
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  10. CorporalClegg

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    The great gig in the sky just got a bit more Phase-90.

    The bridge to Panama was one of the first 'real' licks I ever learned. Ed was a big influence for me when I was pre-teenish.

    But he's been in a real bad way for a while, so this isn't entirely unexpected.

    RIP
     
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  11. BK613

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    Dammit.
    Sympathies to his family.
     
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  12. 137th Gebirg

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    Wow... There goes another great. Another small bit of what made the 80's great...gone. RIP Eddie. :(
     
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  13. Relayer1

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    Guitar changed with Eddie.
     
  14. Enterprise is Great

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    Shit. I’ve been a fan since 1984. This is a guy punch. I’m going to go rock out to some Van Halen right now.
     
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  15. J.T.B.

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    For people of a certain age, this is big. My first big-time concert was Van Halen 1984. I didn't think much of the direction metal took in the '80s but those early albums were epoch-changing, there is no way to deny it. And his hands launched a billion guitar-god arguments.
     
  16. BK613

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    I agree. I saw them at the Cotton Bowl in 1986 when they headlined the Texxas Jam that year. So many personal memories tied to their music. What a loss.
     
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  17. gblews

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    Terrible loss. A guitar innovator who revolutionized the way the instrument is played. He was only 65 an had so much more to contribute. RIP.
     
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    This really sucks. :(

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  19. StarCruiser

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    At least he had a bit more time that Stevie Ray Vaughan (died in a helicopter crash in 1990).

    I was never a massive VH fan but, God could Eddie burn up a Guitar!
     
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  20. Red Shirt

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    EVH passing is tragic news. My condolences to his family and friends. Back in 1979 a friend turned me on to a radio station, KOME, broadcasting out of San Jose, CA. (RIP Dennis Erectus). Being a young kid that opened a whole new world for me. ACDC, Deep Purple, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Montrose, Sammy Hagar, The Who, Santana, Jimmy Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, etc., and of course Van Halen. I saw VH at the US Festival in 83. What a freaking' blast that was. Thanks for the tasty tunes and good times, Eddie. RIP.
     
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