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TrivialPursuit

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Eddie Van Halen: dead at 65

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Variety | AP | NBC LA |

Eddie Van Halen, whose innovative and explosive guitar playing kept the hard rock band that bore his family name cemented to the top of the album charts for two decades, died on Tuesday morning after a long battle with cancer. He was 65.

Van Halen’s son Wolf announced the news. “He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I’ve shared with him on and off stage was a gift. My heart is broken and I don’t think I’ll ever fully recover from this loss,” Wolf Van Halen tweeted.
Born in the Netherlands and raised in Pasadena, Calif., he founded Van Halen with his older brother, drummer Alex; the siblings were joined by vocalist David Lee Roth and bassist Michael Anthony in the first recording lineup of the group, which exploded after star-making gigs at such West Hollywood clubs as Gazzarri’s and the Starwood.

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Reply #1 posted 10/06/20 1:01pm

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sad Thanks for the music, Eddie.

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Reply #2 posted 10/06/20 1:03pm

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I've been flipping back and forth looking for a thread.


I am sad about this. RIP Eddie.
Time keeps on slipping into the future...


This moment is all there is...
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Reply #3 posted 10/06/20 1:08pm

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Reply #4 posted 10/06/20 1:11pm

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R.I.P.

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Reply #5 posted 10/06/20 1:18pm

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Rip, very sad news and too young to go
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Reply #6 posted 10/06/20 1:32pm

JoeBala

Whoa I can’t believe it. I know he was battling an alcohol problem for a long time. Man what a great loss. Him and SRV were guitar gods in the 70-80’s. I also had a crush on Bertinelli. I was hoping for a Van Halen reunion album with Roth. RIHP.
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Reply #7 posted 10/06/20 1:37pm

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Rest in peace. sad
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Reply #8 posted 10/06/20 1:54pm

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Condolences to his family.
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Reply #9 posted 10/06/20 2:02pm

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RIP Eddie Van Halen rose

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Reply #10 posted 10/06/20 2:16pm

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JoeBala said:

Whoa I can’t believe it. I know he was battling an alcohol problem for a long time. Man what a great loss. Him and SRV were guitar gods in the 70-80’s. I also had a crush on Bertinelli. I was hoping for a Van Halen reunion album with Roth. RIHP.

That was A Different Kind of Truth lp from 2012. Glad I got to take my son to see VH then.

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Reply #11 posted 10/06/20 2:18pm

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purplethunder3121 said:



JoeBala said:


Whoa I can’t believe it. I know he was battling an alcohol problem for a long time. Man what a great loss. Him and SRV were guitar gods in the 70-80’s. I also had a crush on Bertinelli. I was hoping for a Van Halen reunion album with Roth. RIHP.

That was A Different Kind of Truth lp from 2012. Glad I got to take my son to see VH then.


Was it a good album? Hopefully some material left over for an album.
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Reply #12 posted 10/06/20 2:36pm

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Damn. This one is going to be hard. cry sad




Eddie, thanks for the memories. rose



Sunday afternoon/one foot out the door.

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Reply #13 posted 10/06/20 2:42pm

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JoeBala said:

purplethunder3121 said:

That was A Different Kind of Truth lp from 2012. Glad I got to take my son to see VH then.

Was it a good album? Hopefully some material left over for an album.

I liked it. Some of the songs were redone demos from the 70s/80s while the rest was new material. You can listen for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/w...dcGYEXnHTp

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Reply #14 posted 10/06/20 2:53pm

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This is very sad news. What an amazing musician Eddie is. I saw VH for the first time back in 1979 and have been a big fan since. I was always in awe of how Eddie played guitar. What a huge loss for his family, friends and all his loyal fans. RIP EVH!! A virtuoso!
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Reply #15 posted 10/06/20 2:54pm

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Peace to Eddie. Did Prince ever cover any Van Halen songs?
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Reply #16 posted 10/06/20 2:54pm

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purplethunder3121 said:



JoeBala said:


Whoa I can’t believe it. I know he was battling an alcohol problem for a long time. Man what a great loss. Him and SRV were guitar gods in the 70-80’s. I also had a crush on Bertinelli. I was hoping for a Van Halen reunion album with Roth. RIHP.

That was A Different Kind of Truth lp from 2012. Glad I got to take my son to see VH then.


I saw this tour. It was great and it was worth the price of the ticket to see and hear Eddie's guitar solo that evening.
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Reply #17 posted 10/06/20 3:01pm

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Wow.

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Reply #18 posted 10/06/20 3:10pm

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RIP Eddie!!

Damn 2020 sucks.

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Reply #19 posted 10/06/20 3:44pm

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Truly gutted right now. sad ....R.I.P EVH...Thanks for the music, memories and being a pioneer.

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Reply #20 posted 10/06/20 3:46pm

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This is a rough one for me sad Eddie and Prince were my 2 all time favorite guitar players ever since I was a kid. I love Van Halen to death with Dave or sammy I am sad I’ll never get to see them live now.
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Reply #21 posted 10/06/20 3:51pm

JoeTyler

No, no, no, no, just ****ing no. I'm feeling the same shock and pain I felt in 2016, with Bowie and Prince. Just some weeks ago I was blasting VH1, 1984 and 5150 in my car, and I felt the joy of being alive. I'm crying as I write this.

RIP, Thank you for the music, for the energy.

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Reply #22 posted 10/06/20 4:50pm

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Horrible news. R.I.P Eddie
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Reply #23 posted 10/06/20 5:25pm

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2020 is the new 2016.

Here's Valerie's tweet:


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Reply #24 posted 10/06/20 5:34pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

2020 is the new 2016.

Here's Valerie's tweet:


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Reply #25 posted 10/06/20 5:39pm

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I just saw this on the news

maaaan not Eddie sad

RIP Eddie

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Reply #26 posted 10/06/20 6:06pm

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40 years ago my life changed forever when I met you. You gave me the one true light in my life, our son, Wolfgang.
Through all your challenging treatments for lung cancer, you kept your gorgeous spirit and that impish grin.
I’m so grateful Wolfie and I were able to hold you in your last moments.
I will see you in our next life my love.

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Reply #27 posted 10/06/20 7:02pm

looby

Like many black people, I wasn't much of a rock fan, but I liked Van Halen, among some others, and I remember them well, andI liked them when they had David Lee Roth in the band. I always remembered Eddie, because he seemed to always have a smile on his face. He seemed like such a kind person to me, simply because of that. I just recently watched an episode of Making The Band, with Van Halen. It's sad to hear.

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Reply #28 posted 10/06/20 7:38pm

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One of my favorite videos growing up was Hot For Teacher. How great that Valerie was able to be there at the very end. RIP.

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Reply #29 posted 10/07/20 12:45am

GeurtWalraven

My hopes were VH would reunite with Hagar someday. Besides that , another of the real musicians has left.....
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