An 80s ICON Eddie Van Halen Dead at age 65

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Eddie lost his battle with throat cancer at age 65 on October 6th, 2020
 

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2013 And Eddie still had it....David Lee Roth, Not so much!
 

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Yeah, sad news indeed. One thing I always enjoyed about Van Halen was they always seemed to be so happy up there on stage. Especially during the video for Jump. That's always the video I will remember when I think of Eddie.
 

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What a darn shame. F'ing cancer. Somebody needs to get a cure for this terrible disease. It's taken so many people away from us...
 

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Seriously... between family and amazing talents like Eddie and countless others, it's long overdue. RIP E. Van Halen...
Sometimes I wonder if the conspiracy theory that cures already do exist is accurate. I wish it were. At least there'd be hope that one day the secrets could come to light. It would be nice if we could all just die at an old age of natural causes. As crazy as this world seems to be these days, it's still so great to be alive. Sometimes I say to myself that I wouldn't miss this world after I died - but there are just so many good things about it...
 

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Wow, yah. First time i heard VH1 back in 1980 i was just about to turn 10. My friend snuck his sister's record player into the garage and we "borrowed" some of his dad's best stoagies lol. My friend said "Dude, this is gonna blow your mind". I can still see the inside of the garage and the anticipation while the needle dropped and the speakers crackled. To preface this scenario, my friend Larry had me listen to Kiss, AC/DC, Journey and Rush but told me this was nothing compared to what i would hear now. Coming from him, this was a statement. He went right for Eruption and i couldn't comprehend what i was hearing. It was like a UFO dropped from the heavens blasting Mozart on an electric guitar. I knew i would play guitar from that day forward. I was hooked and it was indeed a life changing event. Dio and Chris Cornell were tough for me but Eddie is the King.
 

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First time i have been able to sit down and say a few words. when i was a kid i think 9 or 10 or 11 maybe i was in a group home and they took us to a baseball game Toronto Blue Jays vs whomever if you were wearing a 1050 Chum t-shirt you won a record or some other things. I made my own t shirt they saw it and let me choose a prize. I picked the Van Halen record (aaahhh good ol' vinyl) I don't remember the album name but it was the one with dancing in the streets and pretty woman on it (I could be wrong) while i was picking that record i saw a really cool looking album cover so i ran back and traded the van halen record for what i now know was a Roxy Music record. The older kids in the group home were not too happy with me haha. Anyway as i grew older i had heard the 1984 record and was blown away, So when i come across a band i like that is new for me i tend to go and buy the entire back catalog so i have every record up to date. So i saved allowance for months and then went and did that very thing and when i heard Eruption i almost pissed myself i was so excited. That Eddie set a trend for future guitarists. Vito Bratta from White Lion openly admits he uses eddie's methods when he plays. I will have to put together a radio show dedicated to the master I have some rare stuff here i think fans would love to hear unless they have heard it already. R.I.P. Axe Slinger you will be and always will be missed.
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