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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:21 pm 
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In rememberence of Eddie Van Halen may we always remember his music and what Eddie Van Halen has done for guitar. For me his spirit goes beyond the technique. He has influenced countless people, where they went and bought a guitar and wanted to play.

I'll always remember seeing Van Halen open for Black Sabbath at Madison Square Garden, yet there was a time where I walked into a record store and an unknown musician by the name of Rich Wyman gave a solo keyboard and vocal performance for his album Fatherless Child. Afterwards he told me of recording with Eddie. While Eddie did not have many side projects from Van Halen this is a fine example of his talent in a different style of music.

We each have a story that will help us in.this time of grieving . May Eddie be in our footsteps of life. May we all find peace in his music. This may be the most beautiful piece of music that Eddie has ever performed. I find that peace in Eddie's performance here.

Eddie Van Halen R.I.P.

Rich Wyman's The Water Sings

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:12 pm 
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here's the picture that Ahmet just put up on his twitter feed
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I REALLY like it that Edward gave such an inclined look next to the Thing-Fish model.
Edward understood.
RIP
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:33 am 
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Never been much of a Van Halen fan but this is a significant loss for the music community, and he was way too young. very sad.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:01 am 
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Michael Jackson – Beat It (UK 12")

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Eddie Van Halen Guitar Solo

Eddie Van Halen, lead guitarist of hard rock band Van Halen, was asked to add a guitar solo. When initially contacted by Quincy Jones, Van Halen thought he was receiving a prank call. Having established that the call was genuine, Van Halen used a Hartley–Thompson amplifier borrowed from guitarist Allan Holdsworth and recorded his guitar solo free of charge. “I did it as a favor”, the musician later said. “I was a complete fool, according to the rest of the band, our manager, and everyone else. I was not used. I knew what I was doing—I don’t do something unless I want to do it.” Van Halen recorded his contribution following Jones and Jackson arriving at the guitarist’s house with a “skeleton version” of the song. Fellow guitarist Steve Lukather recalled, “Initially, we rocked it out as Eddie had played a good solo—but Quincy thought it was too tough. So, I had to reduce the distorted guitar sound, and that is what was released.” Two versions of the solo were recorded. Van Halen reported in 2015 that he also rearranged the song and asked Jones to edit the chords so his solo could be in the key of E.

Right before Van Halen’s guitar solo begins, a noise is heard that sounds like somebody knocking at a door. It is reported that the knock was a person walking into Eddie’s recording studio. Another story has claimed that the sound was simply the musician knocking on his own guitar. The sound, however, is that of Jackson knocking on a drum case, as he is credited in the album’s liner notes.

The engineers were shocked during the recording of Van Halen’s solo to discover that the sound of his guitar had caused the monitor speaker in the control room to catch fire, causing one to exclaim, “This must be really good!”

SIDE A:
Beat It 4:17
Guitar – Eddie Van Halen, Paul Jackson Jr., Steve Lukather
Producer – Quincy Jones

SIDE B:
Burn This Disco Out 3:40
Producer – Quincy Jones
Written-By – R. Temperton

Don’t Stop ‘Till You Get Enough (Live Version) 4:25
Performed By – The Jacksons
Producer – The Jacksons

VINYL GRADE:
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Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic ‎– TA 3258
Format: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Stereo
Country: UK
Released: 1983

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Dweezil Zappa: “Edward Van Halen Himself Was Lightning in a Bottle”

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October 08, 2020
https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/30909-Dweezil-Zappa-on-Edward-Van-Halen-obituary

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Edward Van Halen’s impact on guitar playing was like a meteor crashing into the atmosphere. And he did it all with an unforgettable smile, as seen here onstage in 1988. Photo by Ken Settle

An electric guitar is made of wood, wires, metal bits, and magnets, all inert and lacking biological response. However, we know that certain mysterious combinations can unlock the powers of sapient creatures, like Arthur pulling the sword from the stone. For most of us, the guitar is cruel, incapable of ever being played fully in tune, and causes its suitors to shed layers of skin on their fingertips while trying to tame it. It taunts all of us as if to say, “You’re adorable, I like what you’re trying to do.” Many of us humbly quit and curse the very existence of the instrument, lamenting that we do not possess the skill required to make the guitar obey our commands.

But every so often a guitarist comes along who does something so unexpected, even the guitar itself has no choice but to surrender. Edward Lodewijk Van Halen was such a guitarist, and arguably, he inspired more people to play guitar than anyone in history. A perennial rule-breaker with a name mightier than most mythical beasts, he commanded the instrument to perform as a pure extension of his unbridled creativity all while smiling wider than the Grand Canyon. It was as if he space-docked himself to the guitar prior to launching into the “ZONE,” where he was able to effortlessly summon otherworldly riffs.

Music was changed forever when Edward Van Halen was introduced to the world and now it’s forever changed by his early departure from our world. To this day, there isn’t a more original guitar intro than “Mean Street.” It’s as perplexing now as it was 39 years ago when it forced all of us to ask ourselves, “How is he doing that?” Which, by the way, he had all of us asking that question since the first Van Halen album, when we heard “Eruption.” Because he was such an innovator, we may never stop asking that question.

For those of us old enough to remember living in an analog world where we listened deep and hard and caught all the nuances on every recording because we didn’t have search engines to offer us ubiquitous visual references yet, take a moment to cherish that feeling of being so completely blown away by EVH’s contributions to music. We lined up at record stores to pay for as much music as we could afford and camped out in the snow, in long lines with other worshipers to buy tickets for concerts we couldn’t imagine missing. We took binoculars with us hoping to catch a fleeting glimpse of EVH demonstrating what in the actual fuck he was doing. We couldn’t get enough and couldn’t wait to see what he would come up with next. He changed our lives.

Edward Van Halen fueled a desire for music in millions of fans through his guitar playing and his signature sound. The geometric patterns he designed for his instruments became iconic as well. The abstract nature of his guitar artwork bolstered the originality of his music, causing players to not only imitate his playing but his actual artwork as well. There aren’t many musical artists who can be recognized within seconds the way EVH can. We know him from a single note or a single glance at his guitar. He was the architect behind it all.

He often simplified the complexities of his music, explaining, “I just want my guitar playing to make people feel something.” He accomplished that beyond his wildest dreams. For all of his incredible skills, he remained humble, even a bit insecure. That made his music even more likable because he remained human, even though we all idolized him as a superhero. His influence can already be measured over 40 years and without question, he will inspire many future generations.

Edward Van Halen himself was lightning in a bottle, and he could transfer that energy to arenas and stadiums like nobody before or since. Van Halen as a band left audiences feeling like they were floating above the ground for weeks after seeing them perform. The band described it as playing for 10,000 of their closest friends and, at their apex, there was nothing that could compete with the almighty Van Halen.

Even though he had the physical capability to display his prowess, EVH had the maturity and restraint to know what was right for the song in every sense. He was a brilliant arranger, opening all our minds to the utilization of interstitial structures to lead us back to the massive hooks he composed. When it came to soloing, his opening phrases were the stuff of legend. He was natural, he flowed seamlessly from improvisation to calculated and sophisticated syncopations. Edward’s impeccable inner pulse was his greatest asset and the very thing that made his playing so unique. To even get close to imitating his actual playing would take a lifetime. If you ever did get there, you would be confronted with the realization that Edward would’ve climbed his own mountain instead.

As athletic as his playing could be, it was never flash over substance. He epitomized the fusion of technical precision and musicality. His intense rhythmic bond with his brother, Alex, fueled their music in a way that can’t be accurately described in words but can most definitely be felt emotionally. It was glorious to watch the virtuoso Van Halen brothers doing what they do best, and when Wolfgang joined the mix, the DNA trifecta was one of Edward’s proudest moments. He loved playing music with them and we should all take a moment to recognize that the Van Halen family loss is deep. If “Unchained” used to fire you up, it might make you cry your eyes out now.

We are the benefactors of Edward Van Halen’s groundbreaking and timeless music, innovations, and design. We are the awestruck bystanders who witnessed a once-in-a-lifetime culmination of groove from the soul, harmonic complexity, and wicked tone wrapped up in a childlike grin. Edward Van Halen didn’t play the electric guitar like us: The guitar was filtered through him and his deft guidance. He made it look easy—we know it wasn’t. For many, he will always be the King. Long live the King!

Van Halen Eruption Guitar Solo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9r-NxuYszg&feature=youtu.be

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:03 am 
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^^ Nice tribute from DZW. 8)


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Mr. Nice Guy wrote:
Michael Jackson – Beat It (UK 12")

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Eddie Van Halen Guitar Solo

SIDE A:
Beat It 4:17
Guitar – Eddie Van Halen, Paul Jackson Jr., Steve Lukather
Producer – Quincy Jones

SIDE B:
Burn This Disco Out 3:40
Producer – Quincy Jones
Written-By – R. Temperton

Don’t Stop ‘Till You Get Enough (Live Version) 4:25
Performed By – The Jacksons
Producer – The Jacksons

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Sleeve: Near Mint

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^Is Alex supposed to be Cheech Marin? Chinese Guy?


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Heh, heh. Nice cover.


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I recall going to some Hollywood club in the mid-eighties (maybe it was the Roxy, I don't know). It was Dollar Night or Ladies Night or Night of the Living Dead; there were about fifteen people in the place; and there was a succession of Tinseltown Rebellion bands that were playing for five bucks, a cut of the bar, and whatever exposure they could get on a Wednesday.

Everybody in every band was wearing prime colors, with tons of scarves and zippers. And every band had a lead guitarist who spent every waking hour of his life (when he wasn't bussing tables at the Palomino) trying his damnedest to sound exactly like Eddie Van Halen.

Some of them were pretty good, but they all sounded like knock-offs of Eddie Van Halen.

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I wonder what Eddie Van Halen thought of that...

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