Sometimes when a member of a famous band dies, they can replace that person and keep going, but Eddie *was* Van Halen. Major loss and a pretty young age to go (unless of course you've lived the rock n roll dream).
Wow - a shock. I felt it was coming, but didn't expect this that soon. RIP. He set the bar for a certain type of physical guitar and keyboard playing and now that he's gone you have to think about the people left behind.
Wolf certainly. He's about to release his own record playing and singing everything.
But you wonder how Al is doing. He's been playing with his brother since they were little kids.