Heart breaking. An absolute legend.
i just reported this guy's replies in this memorial and was told by administration that they were rejected because they are factualWell, here's to resurrecting and highlighting all of your life mistakes and imperfections when you go as well...cheers!
That's the show where DLR clocked himself in the nose with the mic, right?Watching EVH live on Kimmel, fairly recent. With Wolf on bass and DLR. Eddie kicks off Panama, and lo and behold, that touch, His rhythm playing, he sounds like a piece of heavy machinery. Tight, precise, heavy. What a sound
Completely agree.Last night while tossing and turning in bed, I was thinking a lot about EVH while reminiscing of my lost youth where VH was centrally important. It occurred to me that there is such a thing as "Pre-Van Halen" and "Post-Van Halen" electric guitar in the history of rock. I firmly believe this is not an overstatement.
I would change that to read "Pre-Van Halen" and "Post-Van Halen" in the history of music....It occurred to me that there is such a thing as "Pre-Van Halen" and "Post-Van Halen" electric guitar in the history of rock.
I would change that to read "Pre-Van Halen" and "Post-Van Halen" in the history of music....
considering how far reaching his influence has been. Came across posts from Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, actors, ....just about everyone from all walks of life that ever enjoyed music from any genre. Eddie's stamp is all over it.
Very Nice !!I posted pics I took of Eddie earlier in this thread...took them in college during my days as a professional photographer.
I’ve been looking at these pics a lot today.
Lots of memories came rushing back...especially from the night I met Eddie and handed him an envelope full of 8x10s I took of him from that May night in 1991 in Detroit.
Standing between the guard rail and the stage, in the Pit...20,000 screaming fans around me....one camera on each shoulder....2 pockets full of 36 exposure rolls of film...........AND THEN THE LIGHTS GO DOWN!!!!
The fact that he actually sent one back to me, signed to me, really make me think about his character....he could have easily tossed them in the trash.
One of the best guitar players in the history of Rock n Roll actually took the time to look at my photographs. And I have a feeling, if there weren’t so many people and time constraints at the meet n greet, he probably would have looked at them with me then and there.
I’m a very emotional person. I didn’t sit around and cry like a teenage girl today, but looking back to that night in Detroit, looking back to college, looking back to first time I heard “Running with the Devil “.....it all culminates to fire up those emotions of days gone by.
He had such a sense of melody even in his craziest licks and his lead playing was obviously off the charts, but he was the one for me who made rhythm guitar playing seem cool. I remember hearing VH1 for the first time, and those riffs were like bombs going off. They were so explosive and they grooved so hard. No one sounds like Eddie.Many think it was Eddies lead playing that made him great, and I agree he is amazing, but to me it is his rhythm playing that sets him apart. He always serves the groove and lays down the feel for the song. He is my rhythm guitar hero.