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On October 6th, 2020 we lost one of the greatest guitar legends of our time. It was the day that Van Halen virtuoso guitarist Eddie Van Halen died of a stroke at the age of 65.
Eddie gave so much to the world throughout his 65 years on Earth. He co-founded groundbreaking band Van Halen in 1972, wrote some of the most beloved hit rock songs, helped popularize the guitar tapping technique, and even donated 75 of his guitars to The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation just to name a few of his contributions.
We all miss Eddie so much everyday and still can’t believe it’s been two whole years without him. The world sure got a lot quieter since Eddie Van Halen left it.
To celebrate his incredible life, watch this classic moment of Eddie Van Halen’s Eruption guitar solo in 1986 here: