Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Mr. Laser Beam, Oct 6, 2020.
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.
2020 has been a nightmare.
RIP. Thanks for the tunes.
Rest in peace Eddie.
I’m really gutted. No words.
Rip dude.. Thanks for the tunes.
This song, even when I'm really down, usually makes me feel a little better.
2020 is really startin' to piss me off.
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.
Sympathies to his family.
Wow... There goes another great. Another small bit of what made the 80's great...gone. RIP Eddie.
Guitar changed with Eddie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This really sucks.
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!
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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