Date: October 06, 2020
“Eddie Van Halen, the legendary guitar innovator and virtuoso who led Van Halen through five decades and three lead singers, establishing himself as one of the all-time great players in rock history, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 65.”
…Absolutely not prepared to learn of this…[though I had a feeling in my gut, we were about to learn of another huge death…and here it is]…
Had no idea he was sick…Was hoping for another album or two, before the end.
…A few months back, I purchased a CD “single” of Crossing Over…which I still have to rip to MP3.
While classic Van Halen is something I naturally loved, I wasn’t really familiar with Van Halen when those albums came out…”My” first Van Halen album was 1984…which is pretty much a perfect album…”My” second Van Halen album was 5150…
Both of these were phenomenal, though very different…and they captured an era in my life where my love for music was at it’s height…and it made them completely unforgettable.
My favorite classic Van Halen song is “I’ll Wait”…
My favorite Van Hagar song is…really hard to say…I love “Summer Nights”…I love “Dreams”…I love “When It’s Love”…I love the sorta, but not specifically, Van Halen songs “Eagles Fly” and “Give to Live”…I Love “Love Walks In”…
There is so much they brought to the table.
It’s hard to believe it’s over…especially since I had no idea, Eddy was terminally ill.
I thought we might eventually get a serious third era of Van Halen…or maybe another album with Sammy…
“A Different Kind of Truth” was worthy of respect…It was a decent enough album to end on…But I’d have really liked to have seen something…more.
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