Music today comes with the shocking news that Eddie Van Halen has died of cancer at the age of 65. I knew he was sick, I’d heard a rumour but to lose this giant of the electric guitar is hard to take. All those virtuosos, all those unbelievable guitar players that adopted that style that blew our minds in the late seventies into the eighties but it was him that never sounded like anyone else, a true innovator. His style was so personal and so perfect, he destroyed the old school, he did for guitar players what Punk did for Top Of The Pops, he rewrote the manual on how to play the guitar for the masses. How sad that he has gone. RIP Eddie.
Song Of The Daze
The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. See more pictures and read the full post here.