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    Eddie Van Halen, grinning guitar god for a rock generation, dies at 65

    By STEVE APPLEFORD
    OCT. 6, 202012:39 PM

    Eddie Van Halen, the all-American guitar hero who, with his namesake hard-rock band Van Halen, redefined the sound and possibilities of the electric guitar in the 1970s and ’80s, died on Tuesday at age 65. The cause was throat cancer.

    His death was first reported by TMZ.

    “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,” wrote his son, Wolfgang Van Halen via Twitter.
    https://www.latimes.com/obituaries/s...guitar-dies-65
    Chris

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    RIP Eddie.

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    Just coming to post this.

    RIP

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    Figured I'd post some news that actually matters, sad as it is. Sad day.
    Chris

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    RIP
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    I once heard Axl Rose say that he sought a guitarist in southern Calif. for five years before finding Slash. Rose said everyone was trying to be Eddie Van Halen. Quite a tribute.
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    Long live EVH!

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    As if this $#@!ing year could not get any $#@!ing worse...
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    It's a shame. He really cleaned himself up in the last few years. His transformation was amazing.
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    Yes, Van Halen saved me from the Top 40s of the 80s, and I am, to this day, very grateful.

    I was mad at Eddie for a while back then, he stole my girlfriend Valerie, but I, of course, forgave him and Rocked on..... RIP.



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    -Hugh Ledlie, 1774.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    Yes, Van Halen saved me from the Top 40s of the 80s, and I am, to this day, very grateful.

    I was mad at Eddie for a while back then, he stole my girlfriend Valerie, but I, of course, forgave him and Rocked on..... RIP.



    First song I thought about posting. Underappreciated album by the general public, but a favorite of guitar players.
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    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    First song I thought about posting. Underappreciated album by the general public, but a favorite of guitar players.
    Yes, that album was a little more raw, maybe just because it was their "latest," my favorite... each album had it's own feel, they were all favorites.


    Lots of Tributes flowing out on youtube.


    Older, but more personal.



    Parts 2 and 3 available.
    If the stampman tells you to kiss his ass, shall he get away with it and live? Don't let your courage cool, or a few bullies scare you. We've nothing to fear but slavery. Love your liberty, and fight for it like men who know its value. Once lost it will never, never be regained.
    -Hugh Ledlie, 1774.

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    I remember picking up "Women and Children First" which remains my fav VH release, from the local record shop downtown, pedaling my ass off to get home to listen to it, and flipping over to the B side and just being blown away.

    The neighbor's ears are still ringing I'll bet...I know mine are.









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    I've watched that clip a bunch of times...I keep expecting Satan to walk out and rip up his "Soul Contract".

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    RIP Eddie.

    We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment. - C. S. Lewis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    Yes, that album was a little more raw, maybe just because it was their "latest," my favorite... each album had it's own feel, they were all favorites.
    ...
    I believe that’s the album that spawned the term “brown sound” for Eddie’s guitar sound at the time.


    https://www.twitter.com/briankoppelm...71747510222849

    This one was a bit different for Halen, but in a great way...

    Last edited by Brian4Liberty; 10-06-2020 at 10:27 PM.
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    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Internet-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul
    “They are what they hate.” - B4L


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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    I've watched that clip a bunch of times...I keep expecting Satan to walk out and rip up his "Soul Contract".
    And people are pointing out, it’s evidence of his cause of death. He was a heavy smoker.
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Internet-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul
    “They are what they hate.” - B4L


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    And people are pointing out, it’s evidence of his cause of death. He was a heavy smoker.
    We all gotta go sometime.

    We mourn his loss of course...but is living another 20 years to end up $#@!ting yourself in some nursing home, being abused by some third world migrant help and forgotten or left behind by friends and family...is that any better?

    It's all a genetic lottery...as evidence I submit:

    Last edited by Anti Federalist; 10-06-2020 at 11:21 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    And people are pointing out, it’s evidence of his cause of death. He was a heavy smoker.
    Was watching videos and noticed he puts the tip of his picks in his mouth a lot, after scraping it across metal constantly, for decades, those microscopic bits of metal will stick to all of those moist areas and soak in.... and constantly smoking.... and putting cigs in mouth after using the strings as a holder, too.

    I know, but you never know. I wonder if he ever had a heavy metals test.
    If the stampman tells you to kiss his ass, shall he get away with it and live? Don't let your courage cool, or a few bullies scare you. We've nothing to fear but slavery. Love your liberty, and fight for it like men who know its value. Once lost it will never, never be regained.
    -Hugh Ledlie, 1774.

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    Eddie, true virtuoso, my favorite guitarist of all time.

    RIP, you will never be forgotten, by any generation.
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    Caught them live just before their 2nd album came out... phenomenal player.

    RIP


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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    I remember picking up "Women and Children First" which remains my fav VH release, from the local record shop downtown, pedaling my ass off to get home to listen to it, and flipping over to the B side and just being blown away.
    ...
    A great album, but I think I have to go with VH II as my favorite. All the songs are great, these two stood out...



    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Internet-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul
    “They are what they hate.” - B4L


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    Quote Originally Posted by shakey1 View Post
    Caught them live just before their 2nd album came out... phenomenal player.

    RIP

    Saw them live 5 times, including the biggest show of their career, US Festival ‘83, the Woodstock of metal. Saw them once with Hagar singing on the ‘04 reunion tour. Saw them 3 times with Wolf on bass...
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Internet-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul
    “They are what they hate.” - B4L


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    My personal favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Saw them live 5 times, including the biggest show of their career, US Festival ‘83, the Woodstock of metal. Saw them once with Hagar singing on the ‘04 reunion tour. Saw them 3 times with Wolf on bass...
    Wolfie playing the first minute of "Eruption" on Dad's "FrankenCast"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Wolfie playing the first minute of "Eruption" on Dad's "FrankenCast"
    ...
    Wolf has a solo album that has been ready for a long time. Didn't release it because of his dad's illness. Suppose it will come out in the next year.
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Internet-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul
    “They are what they hate.” - B4L


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    We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment. - C. S. Lewis



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