One of the greatest. Rest in peace Eddie.
Digging: Asphyx - Necroceros
A good half of my favorite bands would never have existed if not for Eddie's work on those early albums, RIP hard, dude was a legend.
this fucking blows, ain’t talkin bout love and unchained on repeat
one of the greatest guitarists ever, no doubt about it
rip. A legend
Major RIP. Guy was a master of the craft.
god fucking damn it
RIP so hard
Digging: Orchid - Orchid
On top of being a genre defining guitarist he was such a lovely dude, so humble and down to earth.
I wasn't the biggest Van Halen fan, but fuck man, 65 is way too young to die.
Rest in peace.
Digging: Typhoon (USA-OR) - Sympathetic Magic
Fucking massive RIP
So young to pass away. Always seemed like a really cool guy and he was an amazing all around guitarist in every respect. His legacy and contributions to music will live forever. RIP
Damn, this shit really hurts to see. Van Halen was the first band I ever got into, so this dude's impact on not only my musical taste, but my adolescence is immeasurable. The guitar gods are bringing one back home today.
Riff in Peace, Eddie.
I'm so fuckin bummed man. He inspired me to pick up the guitar at age 11 back in 2003. Him and Steve Vai are what made me into the musician I am now. RIP Eddie. You were an inspiration to many.
Dad used to play Eddie jams all the time. This fucking blows. One of the earliest sounds that ever entered my eardrums.
Couldn't imagine how hard it must be for Wolfgang, losing a father must be immensely painful. Eruption was one of those things that became a staple of every budding guitarist. Any young guitarist worth his weight in salt could at least play the tapping section. Nobody could make it sound as good as Eddie though. He was a master. So good that he could play a fucking keyboard and nobody gave a shit, cause he was just that good.
We can’t get this stuff no more. Thanks for the music, Eddie. Wolf, Al, Val, Janie, Dave...we love you. Gutted. 😞
Digging: Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick
Easily one of the greatest guitarists of all time, RIP to a music legend.
That first album will forever be one of my first music obsessions. Big, big loss.
Van Halen AND Neil Peart in the same awful year. I can't even...
This was a surprise
Not even the biggest Van Halen fan and I'm fucking gutted. He was an absolute wizard on the six-strings and a damn good songwriter as well. R.I.P. to a true legend.
One of the last true guitar heroes. RIP.
Digging: Garmarna - Guds Speleman
Rest In Peace to One of the Greatest Guitarist Ever there will never be another like you.
Fuck 2020, fuck cancer
Digging: In Search of Sun - Virgin Funk Mother
Digging: Exocosm - Spiral of Decay
Absolute legend who influenced almost everything rock or metal related.
Digging: Yoth Iria - As The Flame Withers
Literally changed the face of metal with his guitar style, utterly devastated about this.
RIP, absolute guitar icon
Digging: Saor - Guardians
He was indeed a legend. Very sad. RIP
Digging: Manes - Slow Motion Death Sequence
God fucking dammit... I'm not even sad anymore... just tired.
There goes the greatest guitarist in musical history, and there goes Van Halen.
Rest in Rock and Roll Eddie
Sad news, mostly because that his alcoholism and drug abuse really had left their mark on his health.
RIP, guitar extraordinaire.
Huge influence on so many bands. R.I.P.
really is runnin' with the devil now
Digging: Vicious Rumors - Digital Dictator
Digging: Downfall - Passive Regression
Legends never die.
Damn this hurts :-[
The end of an era
Legend. Personification of a guitar god. Rest in peace.
Digging: The Body - I?ve Seen All I Need To See
Rest in peace.
If you like any sort of rock or metal music, this man’s influence on you is absolutely undeniable. Rest in power to an absolutely legend.
Thanks for all that great music, brother. You will be greatly missed.
Shred in Peace
Massive RIP, such a legend.
This one hurts.
RIP to a legend. Tis a sad year indeed
Digging: Burial (MA) - Enlightened With Pain
Huge RIP, dude was a legend
Jesus. Rest in peace Eddie
see ya in panama some day eddie
Digging: Wild Man Fischer - An Evening with Wild Man Fischer
I drank so much last night after I heard this. Worth it for one of the goats.
that really sucks
RIP. One of the greats. A guitar icon.
rest in peace
RIP to one of the best guitarists
As important as Hendrix in terms of influence and technique innovation. He was the first real guitar hero. RIP.
fuck you 2020. rip eddie.
man was a legend. rip eddie
One of the best in the world. RIP.
1. Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen.
2. Everyone else great, and it ain’t even a close second.
man fuck this year
2020 what an absolute prick of a year
The Mad Genius of Eddie Van Halen
And what a mad genius he was. Not only did he find the time to invent some never-heard-before shit to play, he also went about tinkering with his equipment in ways other people had never thought of while *also* creating his own unique visual calling card with that Frankenstrat paint job.
Dude was a true original in every sense of the word.
Another legend gone. R.I.P. hard.
this is where 2020 got dark