I still remember the first time I ever listened to Van Halen. It was 1996, I was 7-years-old and hanging out at my neighbors house while she baked chocolate chip cookies. She loved Van Halen and listened to that CD more often than anything else. “Why Can’t This Be Love?” was the first song she played. It quickly became one of my all-time favorite songs and still is. That was when I fell in love with rock music.
Eddie van Halen was a virtuoso. And absolute genius with a guitar. He inspired so many musicians over the years and there are not enough words to describe the genuine talent that he possessed.
I am truly heartbroken to hear of his passing. My sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends, and his fans all over the world.
Farewell, Eddie. Rest in Power.