Ο κόσμος της μουσικής είναι από χθες το βράδυ φτωχότερος, μετά τον χαμό του συνιδρυτή και κιθαρίστα των Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen.
Ο χαρισματικός μουσικός έφυγε σε ηλικία 65 ετών, χάνοντας τελικά τη μάχη με τον καρκίνο από τον οποίο έπασχε τα τελευταία χρόνια.
Η είδηση της απώλεια του Eddie Van Halen έπεσε βαριά για όλο τον μουσικό κόσμο, αφού ο επιδραστικός κιθαρίστας και η μπάντα του, ενέπνευσαν ολόκληρες γενιές μουσικών με τα τραγούδια τους και τον χαρακτηριστικό ήχο τους.
Όπως αναμενόταν, τα social media πλημμύρισαν με μηνύματα και φωτογραφίες του Eddie Van Halen, με τους πρώην bandmates του αλλά και όλη την αφρόκρεμα της rock και metal σκηνής να έχουν κάτι να θυμηθούν από τον βιρτουόζο της κιθάρας.
David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar, Rob Halford, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Scott Ian, Mike Portnoy, Paul Stanley, Flea, David Ellefson και Lenny Kravitz είναι μερικά μόνο από τα ονόματα που αποχαιρέτησαν τον Eddie Van Halen.
Ας δούμε τα όσα έγραψαν:
Heartbroken and speechless. My love to the family. pic.twitter.com/MQMueMF2XO
— Sammy Hagar (@sammyhagar) October 6, 2020
What a Long Great Trip It’s Been.. pic.twitter.com/M5pmkVi7hW
— David Lee Roth (@DavidLeeRoth) October 7, 2020
Whether you were blessed to have known him or not, He was a kind and gentle soul… His impact on ALL our lives was immeasurable! His music, eternal! My deepest sympathies to the Van Halen family… Love you Ed #LongLiveTheKing!
— Gary Cherone (@garycherone) October 6, 2020
May you Rest In Peace @eddievanhalen ! You changed my life with your music, your band and your life's journey. Condolences to your family…. #ripeddievanhalen @ Scottsdale, Arizona https://t.co/NSooZOgKjW
— David Ellefson (@ellefsondavid) October 6, 2020
. @EddieVanHalen was one of the nicest guys I ever worked with and we shared so many laughs together. His influence on music and especially the guitar has been immeasurable. He was an absolute legend. Eddie, I’ll see you on the other side, my friend. Love, Ozzy.
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) October 6, 2020
Just when I thought 2020 couldn't get any worse, I hear Eddie Van Halen has passed. So shocking- One of the nicest, down to Earth men I have ever met and toured with. A true gent and true genius. RIP. So sad.Thoughts go out to his brother Alex, and his family. pic.twitter.com/fwIw040YMX
— Geezer Butler (@geezerbutler) October 6, 2020
I’m just devastated to hear the news of the passing of my dear friend Eddie Van Halen. He fought a long and hard battle with his cancer right to the very end. Eddie was one of a very special kind of person, a really great friend. Rest In Peace my dear friend till we meet again. pic.twitter.com/Qs8tsLPANJ
— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) October 6, 2020
Oh man, I just heard about Eddie. Fucking hell. I hope Wolfgang and Alex and the rest of his family are doing OK. The greatest of all time has left the building. RIP EVH.
— Scott Ian (@Scott_Ian) October 6, 2020
I am in complete and utter shock over the news of Edward Van Halen’s passing…Very few musicians ever come along that change the entire landscape of their instrument and King Edward was one of those few. One of the G.O.A.T! #RIPEVH #RIPEdwardVanHalen 😢😢😢 pic.twitter.com/1uuMLt1cvv
— Mike Portnoy 🤘 (@MikePortnoy) October 6, 2020
Legendary guitar and musical innovator Edward Van Halen. 1955-2020. Heaven will be electric tonight. pic.twitter.com/hdLd7atI74
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) October 6, 2020
You started it all for me and millions of other guitar players out there. Fuck 2020. Rip king 👑 🎸 pic.twitter.com/TjTCjUcTaW
— Jared Dines (@JaredDines) October 6, 2020
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Oh man. Damn. I love you Eddie Van Halen. A true rocker, a deep musician, a HUGE heart, and an LA boy through and through. A bold innovator and the undisputed king of all wheedlers. What a sound!!! I hope you jam with Jimi tonight and soar freely through the cosmos. A vibrant part of music has left this earth. Broken through to the other side. What a sweetheart, my brother. All love and condolences to your family. ❤️❤️❤️
There are no words. RIP Eddie. True innovator. Thoughts go out to your family and friends #5150 pic.twitter.com/LIUPkoSz4A
— OVERKILL (@OverkillBand) October 6, 2020
— Richie Faulkner (@RichieFaulkner) October 6, 2020
RIP Eddie Van Halen pic.twitter.com/K2Lq9SouFQ
— rage against the machine (@RATM) October 6, 2020
The word “innovator” gets thrown around a lot in this industry.
In my humble opinion, there is no one it applies to more than the great @eddievanhalen.
Thank you for being THE innovator of these six strings and blazing a trail for so many of us to attempt to follow. 💔 RIP pic.twitter.com/5xG2Ywimk6
— Nita Strauss (@hurricanenita) October 6, 2020
Oh NO! Speechless. A trailblazer and someone who always gave everything to his music. A good soul. I remember first seeing him playing at the Starwood in 1976 and he WAS Eddie Van Halen. So shocked and sad. My condolences to Wolfie and the family. https://t.co/ExAWzFAEYJ
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) October 6, 2020
Crushed. So fucking crushed. RIP Eddie Van Halen. You changed our world. You were the Mozart of rock guitar. Travel safe rockstar.
— —Nikki Sixx— (@NikkiSixx) October 6, 2020
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I had this picture on my wall as a teenager. My mind is seriously blown right now. I cried. He is the GOAT. Guitarists still haven’t caught up to what he’s accomplished on those first five records. He was one in a billion. I was just playing “Eruption“ two days ago at the request of a fan, thinking, goddamn this song is still so fucking hard to play over 40 years later. And that fucking guitar tone… Seriously… That fucking guitar tone even in this day and age is complete savagery. . This dude was a ROCK STAR. Larger than life personality, so much style, so much class. They broke the mold with Eddie Van Halen. Rest in peace legend🎸
Eddie Van Halen and Neil Peart were just too good for 2020.
We all are
My heart is broken
— Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) October 6, 2020
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) October 6, 2020
— Gus G. (@gusgofficial) October 6, 2020