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Eddie van Halen has died from throat and brain cancer at age 65. Could things be any worse?

Such a lovely guy. I spent a great day with Eddie and then wife Valerie Bertinelli at their home 30 years ago. Eddie showed me his Tannoy speakers (he was very proud of them), we discussed home systems, and all the music we mutually loved.,

A few years ago I had the extraordinary experience of being front and center for a Van Halen concert at the tiniest possible club in Greenwich Village. They blew my ears out. There was never so much fun.

Eddie was the most sterling rock guitarist, blistering. All those Van Halen hits and records and album cuts that you cannot stop bouncing your head to, with those riffs rippling through them. This is just terrible news.

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