Passed away after a long battle with throat cancer. A true icon. Way too young at 65.
Yes. A legendary innovator. Absolutely correct. He took rock guitar to its next evolutionary phase. RIP, EVH.Really sad news. Eddie was such a legend and a true innovator. He redefined the landscape of heavy rock guitar. The early Van Halen albums have been staples on my playlist for years. RIP Eddie.
I love the account of how Eddie turned up at the studio, asked the engineer if he could rearrange the middle section of the song, then improvised over it and completed the solo in two takes.I came to appreciate how completely over the top for melody, technique and expression his few bars of a guitar solo in Michael Jackson's Beat It. Coming up with a guitar solo of such quality is near enough impossible at the best of times, but writing one for someone else's music is even more difficult!