Eddie Van Halen has always been one of my favourite guitar player for a whole bunch of reasons. Dynamic, inventive and a brilliant composer. All the hard rock fans at my school started to listen to Eddie and the boys soon after their self titled album came out in 1978. As a budding guitarist instantly fell for Eddie’s free flowing innovative guitar style. The first time i heard the seminal instrumental Eruption i realised someone special had arrived on “plant guitar”.
Eddie Van Halen
Van Halen were formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band comprised guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.