Eddie Van Halen was born Jan. 26, 1955. He would have been 66 today. We celebrate his legacy!
Eddie Van Halen, along with the other members of Van Halen, was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2007. He is without question one of the greatest guitarists ever. As a matter of fact, Guitar World ranks him #1 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time” and Rolling Stone puts him at #8 on their greatest guitarists list. His guitar solo on “Eruption” is ranked #2 by Guitar World on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitar Solos Ever”. Van Halen has won a Grammy and 4 MTV Video Music Awards. VH1 ranks Van Halen at #7 of the “100 Hard Rock Artists Of All Time” list. Eddie Van Halen popularized the “tapping” technique which became his signature style. He would have been 66 today. We celebrate his life and legacy.
-- Doug O’Brien