Jump to content
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Wolfman

RIP Eddie Van Halen...

Recommended Posts

Very sad news.  He was a guitarist with few equals, but more important than technical ability, he wrote some great rock n roll songs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When Eddie made no promotional appearances last Autumn following the release of "The Japanese Singles" Box Set we suspected he was indeed receiving more extensive treatment for cancer. A photo released a few months later revealed a noticeably more gaunt but seemingly optimistic EVH. I do not want to accept this as the outcome.   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I posted this already in the RIP thread

Whilst not being huge in the UK, I'll always remember going to 2 Rock Clubs in Manchester in the 70's. The Pheonix on a Friday and UMIST (University of Manchester Science and Technology) on a Saturday. They first played VH Eruption and You Really Got me and the place was stunned. WE had  never heard anything like it. RIP Eddie and thanks for that memory.

They also got kicked off Black Sabbath's 1978 world tour in the UK. No surprise there. Didn't someone post a recording of the Manchester show recently?

Also "I can clearly see clearly now " singer Johnny Nash has passed. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Been cranking Van Halen all day and all night. Finishing the night off with this early nugget. Deep in the recesses of my record collection is Nicolette Larson's 1978 debut album "Nicolette". Primarily known for her cover of Neil Young's "Lotta Love". However, Eddie Van Halen makes an uncredited appearance on the song "Can't Get Away From You".

It wasn't officially acknowledged until years later by Nicolette because Eddie didn't want fans to be confused by his name appearing on the album. Many people know about Eddie guesting on Michael Jackson and Patty Smythe songs. But this was Eddie's first guest appearance. Enjoy and good night. R.I.P. EVH.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After work I went with friends to lay some flowers and pay respects at Eddie Van Halen's handprints and plaque at the Rock Walk of Fame at the Hollywood Guitar Center on Sunset Blvd. Eddie's Frankenstrat is on display there, too.

20201006_175819.thumb.jpg.12196e18d349c13800a80f98aa38094e.jpg20201006_180719.thumb.jpg.33292e18d5001a2595a64cc745cbcc67.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Been a rough week. He was a friend. I was heartened to see this memorial pop up in front of Allen Villa liquor, where Ed and Al had written Van Halen in the wet cement back in '76

 

120943838_10157115729507142_3648155475692638603_n.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, badgeholder said:

Been a rough week. He was a friend. I was heartened to see this memorial pop up in front of Allen Villa liquor, where Ed and Al had written Van Halen in the wet cement back in '76

 

120943838_10157115729507142_3648155475692638603_n.jpg

Nice. Sorry for your loss. He was my first rock god, growing up in upstate NY. My connection to the LA scene, a ray of sunshine for a kid in a dreary small town in the “snow belt”. It’s hit me hard this week but I’ve been listening to new live stuff I’ve never heard before and studio stuff from the Hagar and VH III era that I haven’t heard in a long time or ever in some circumstances. Feel horrible for Al and Wolf. ✌🏼❤️🎸

Edited by Walter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had the day off so I took my nephew to see where the legend began and pay respects. First a visit to the childhood home of Eddie and Alex Van Halen at 1881 Las Lunas St. It was here in the shed behind the house that the boys would practice and play.

20201009_180450.thumb.jpg.80e27db4b057b4b866271cb1b643e776.jpg20201009_180414.thumb.jpg.ee2829def8ea41144913fabdb054f0f6.jpg

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Around the corner and down Allen a couple blocks from their home is the M & S Liquor Store...aka the Van Halen Liquor Store. This is where the boys carved the Van Halen name in wet cement in 1976. They did it twice. The one directly outside the liquor store was painted over later in green paint. But you can still faintly see the graffiti. The Eddie tributes now take up a good stretch of the sidewalk.

20201009_182634.thumb.jpg.c10be5f78332181e9c3abc30bd4bbbda.jpg

20201009_182200.thumb.jpg.35df082d445a2fa6e9a84c749e81fba4.jpg

20201009_175224.thumb.jpg.a9baa8acb0e55e04e318dbcccc1f95c0.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...