Eddie Van Halen Remembered as Family, Friends & Musicians Mourn Iconic Rock Star

 

Moments after the surprising information broke that legendary musician Eddie Van Halen had handed away, social media started filling up with numerous tribute posts. Amongst these feeling the ache of shedding Van Halen are a lot of his colleagues, together with these within the music enterprise who’ve both labored with the legend or had been impressed by his work. These tributes will definitely hold pouring in because the information spreads, and there are a number of to have come up already as different music stars honor the long-lasting rockstar.

Sammy Hagar, who famously spent years with the band because the vocalist who changed David Lee Roth, posted a photograph of himself alongside Eddie Van Halen on Twitter. “Heartbroken and speechless. My like to the household,” Hagar says within the caption.

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“Simply once I thought 2020 could not get any worse, I hear Eddie Van Halen has handed. So shocking- One of many nicest, all the way down to Earth males I’ve ever met and toured with. A real gent and true genius. RIP. So unhappy.Ideas exit to his brother Alex, and his household,” tweeted Black Sabbath founding member Geezer Butler.

Posting a photograph with Van Halen, fellow Black Sabbath musician Tonny Iommi additionally writes, “I am simply devastated to listen to the information of the passing of my expensive good friend Eddie Van Halen. He fought a protracted and onerous battle along with his most cancers proper to the very finish. Eddie was one among a really particular form of particular person, a extremely nice good friend. Relaxation In Peace my expensive good friend until we meet once more.”

“RIP Eddie Van Halen. His approach, his sound, and his songs modified the form of music. He was an inspiration to each guitar participant taking issues to a brand new degree. The music world won’t ever be the identical however he leaves a legacy that may dwell eternally,” writes Madonna guitar participant Monte Pittman.

Periphery guitarist Jake Bowen agrees, writing, “All of us owe the most important debt of gratitude to EVH, thanks for sharing your reward with us.”

“Could you Relaxation In Peace @eddievanhalen! You modified my life together with your music, your band and your life’s journey. Condolences to your loved ones…” provides David Ellefson, electrical bassist for Megadeth.

“RIP to Eddie Van Halen. He was an absolute legend that influenced so many musicians and used his reward to create hit after hit. You may be missed, however your reminiscence and artwork will dwell on!” tweeted Black Veil Brides drummer Christian Coma.

“Relaxation in peace guitar legend Eddie Van Halen. We are going to miss you,” Billy Idol tweeted.

Mötley Crüe co-founder Nikki Sixx mentioned, “Crushed. So fucking crushed. RIP Eddie Van Halen. You modified our world. You had been the Mozart of rock guitar. Journey secure rockstar.”

“Oh NO! Speechless. A trailblazer and somebody who at all times gave all the things to his music. A superb soul. I bear in mind first seeing him taking part in on the Starwood in 1976 and he WAS Eddie Van Halen. So shocked and unhappy. My condolences to Wolfie and the household,” KISS guitarist and singer Paul Stanley famous in his tribute submit.

“My coronary heart is damaged. Eddie was not solely a Guitar God, however a genuinely stunning soul. Relaxation in peace, Eddie!” Stanley’s fellow KISS member Gene Simmons additionally writes

“RIP Eddie Van Halen. Van Halen had been an amazing affect on each Vinnie & Dime & Pantera. Hopefully they’re all rocking out collectively now!” the official Twitter account for Pantera posted, together with an incredible picture of the trio.

Flea of the Pink Scorching Chili Peppers additionally posted an emotional tribute submit. “Oh man, bless his stunning artistic coronary heart. I like you Eddie Van Halen, an LA boy, a real rocker. I hope you jam with Jimi tonight. Break via to the opposite facet my brother,” he wrote.

These tweets do not even scratch the floor of the quantity of tribute posts coming in on social media from world wide. Numerous messages from heartbroken followers are additionally pouring in rapidly, and it is by no means been extra clear simply how revered and beloved Van Halen had turn into within the wake of his dying. Dropping him is among the worst blows 2020 has given to us but. Our ideas exit to the household at this troublesome time. You possibly can take a look at among the many, many tweets paying homage to Van Halen within the wake of his dying beneath.

What a Lengthy Nice Journey It’s Been.. pic.twitter.com/M5pmkVi7hW

— David Lee Roth (@DavidLeeRoth) October 7, 2020

Heartbroken and speechless. My like to the household. pic.twitter.com/MQMueMF2XO

— Sammy Hagar (@sammyhagar) October 6, 2020

My coronary heart is damaged. Eddie was not solely a Guitar God, however a genuinely stunning soul. Relaxation in peace, Eddie! …Eddie Van Halen Lifeless at 65 from Most cancers https://t.co/gITtcndQVv

— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) October 6, 2020

Crushed. So fucking crushed. RIP Eddie Van Halen. You modified our world. You had been the Mozart of rock guitar. Journey secure rockstar.

— —Nikki Sixx— (@NikkiSixx) October 6, 2020

We’re enormously saddened to listen to in regards to the premature passing of Eddie Van Halen. We thought of him an inspiration, an idol, and after spending a summer time collectively on the highway in ’88, a good friend. Sending like to Alex, @wolfvanhalen & everybody within the better VH household.

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— Metallica (@Metallica) October 6, 2020

I’m simply devastated to listen to the information of the passing of my expensive good friend Eddie Van Halen. He fought a protracted and onerous battle along with his most cancers proper to the very finish. Eddie was one among a really particular form of particular person, a extremely nice good friend. Relaxation In Peace my expensive good friend until we meet once more. pic.twitter.com/Qs8tsLPANJ

— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) October 6, 2020

Simply once I thought 2020 could not get any worse, I hear Eddie Van Halen has handed. So shocking- One of many nicest, all the way down to Earth males I’ve ever met and toured with. A real gent and true genius. RIP. So unhappy.Ideas exit to his brother Alex, and his household. pic.twitter.com/fwIw040YMX

— Geezer Butler (@geezerbutler) October 6, 2020

Legendary guitar and musical innovator Edward Van Halen. 1955-2020. Heaven can be electrical tonight. pic.twitter.com/hdLd7atI74

— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) October 6, 2020

So sorry in your tragic loss @WolfVanHalen, however take solace in realizing that he can be lengthy remembered and dwell on eternally as one among Rock’s most extraordinary guitar virtuosos. Condolences to you, Valerie @Wolfiesmom and all the Van Halen household.#RIPEdwardhttps://t.co/XWoCe8nrZv

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) October 6, 2020

https://t.co/QjAj45KED8 Apex expertise. An unparalleled titan within the annals of rock n roll. One of many biggest musicians within the historical past of mankind. Relaxation In Peace, King Edward

— Tom Morello (@tmorello) October 6, 2020

Other than his technical brilliance, Eddie Van Halen was the antidote to quite a lot of hyper-serious, grimacing guitarists who made taking part in look painful. Eddie shared the enjoyment with us as an alternative.

— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) October 7, 2020

HE CHANGED THE COURSE OF GUITAR WHAMMY BAR ROCK & RHYME… A GAME CHANGER… AND HIS MELODIC CRAZY WAS OVER THE TOP… WE’LL MISS YOU EDDIE…
LOVE FROM ABOVE
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— Steven Tyler (@IamStevenT) October 7, 2020

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— AC/DC (@acdc) October 7, 2020

I simply heard about Eddie Van Halen and I really feel horrible about it. Eddie was such an amazing guitarist and I bear in mind how massive Van Halen was, particularly right here in L.A. Love and Mercy to Eddie’s household & associates. pic.twitter.com/PY8fyrx1Lu

— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) October 6, 2020

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— Wolf Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) October 6, 2020

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— Valerie Bertinelli (@Wolfiesmom) October 6, 2020

Heartbroken and speechless. My like to the household. pic.twitter.com/MQMueMF2XO

— Sammy Hagar (@sammyhagar) October 6, 2020

RIP Eddie Van Halen ???? His approach, his sound, and his songs modified the form of music. He was an inspiration to each guitar participant taking issues to a brand new degree. The music world won’t ever be the identical however he leaves a legacy that may dwell eternally. #RIPEddieVanHalenpic.twitter.com/RreXXy5PvP

— Monte Pittman (@montepittman) October 6, 2020

All of us owe the most important debt of gratitude to EVH, thanks for sharing your reward with us. #RIPEddieVanHalen

— Jake Bowen (@JakePeriphery) October 6, 2020

Could you Relaxation In Peace @eddievanhalen ! You modified my life together with your music, your band and your life’s journey. Condolences to your loved ones…. #ripeddievanhalen @ Scottsdale, Arizona https://t.co/NSooZOgKjW

— David Ellefson (@ellefsondavid) October 6, 2020

Simply once I thought 2020 could not get any worse, I hear Eddie Van Halen has handed. So shocking- One of many nicest, all the way down to Earth males I’ve ever met and toured with. A real gent and true genius. RIP. So unhappy.Ideas exit to his brother Alex, and his household. pic.twitter.com/fwIw040YMX

— Geezer Butler (@geezerbutler) October 6, 2020

I simply heard about Eddie Van Halen and I really feel horrible about it. Eddie was such an amazing guitarist and I bear in mind how massive Van Halen was, particularly right here in L.A. Love and Mercy to Eddie’s household & associates. pic.twitter.com/PY8fyrx1Lu

— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) October 6, 2020

2020 can fuck proper off…https://t.co/DBZ1YNKOf7

— Rex Chapman???????? (@RexChapman) October 6, 2020

RIP to Eddie Van Halen. He was an absolute legend that influenced so many musicians and used his reward to create hit after hit. You may be missed, however your reminiscence and artwork will dwell on!

— CC (@christiancoma) October 6, 2020

My coronary heart is damaged. Eddie was not solely a Guitar God, however a genuinely stunning soul. Relaxation in peace, Eddie! …Eddie Van Halen Lifeless at 65 from Most cancers https://t.co/gITtcndQVv

— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) October 6, 2020

RIP Eddie Van Halen. Van Halen had been an amazing affect on each Vinnie & Dime & Pantera. Hopefully they’re all rocking out collectively now! pic.twitter.com/XtnL33aGsd

— Pantera (@Pantera) October 6, 2020

Unhappy to listen to Eddie Van Halen has handed away. A guitar innovator with a fierce spirit of musical and technical exploration. Prayers and ideas along with his household and associates. pic.twitter.com/TI4ipeIXbR

— Yusuf / Cat Stevens (@YusufCatStevens) October 6, 2020

Crushed. So fucking crushed. RIP Eddie Van Halen. You modified our world. You had been the Mozart of rock guitar. Journey secure rockstar.

— —Nikki Sixx— (@NikkiSixx) October 6, 2020

Oh man, bless his stunning artistic coronary heart. I like you Eddie Van Halen, an LA boy, a real rocker. I hope you jam with Jimi tonight. Break via to the opposite facet my brother. ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/XpcTlPJq9A

— Flea (@flea333) October 6, 2020

Unhappy to listen to about Eddie Van Halen #ripeddievanhalenhttps://t.co/VO6hg61Dge

— Micky Dolenz (@TheMickyDolenz1) October 6, 2020

Oh NO! Speechless. A trailblazer and somebody who at all times gave all the things to his music. A superb soul. I bear in mind first seeing him taking part in on the Starwood in 1976 and he WAS Eddie Van Halen. So shocked and unhappy. My condolences to Wolfie and the household. https://t.co/ExAWzFAEYJ

— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) October 6, 2020

HE LOVED THE WRESTLING. EDDIE VAN HALEN IT BREAK MY HEART YOU HAVE SO MUCH TALENT AND YOU HELP TO MAKE THE ROCK AND ROLL I MISS YOU FOREVER #RIPEDDYVANHALENpic.twitter.com/1jJHGtGtHc

— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) October 6, 2020

Rock and roll misplaced an amazing man right now. Eddie Van Halen, your guitar was legendary, and your music will dwell on eternally.

— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 6, 2020

Tremendous unhappy to listen to in regards to the passing of Eddie Van Halen. He was a giant affect on Chris & me as we had been writing Invoice & Ted. In truth, when director Stephen Herek was studying the script he bought three pages in, stopped, placed on 1984 & resumed. We wished the film to be a cinematic “Soar.” pic.twitter.com/B2oTnDMWdH

— Ed Solomon (@ed_solomon) October 6, 2020

Eddie Van Halen has died at age 65. We glance again on the quintessential trendy guitar god’s 20 biggest solos https://t.co/6iaye0E46npic.twitter.com/fyLI9WHrjg

— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) October 6, 2020

RIP Eddie Van Halen. Whose 8,000 musical accomplishments embody the scorching guitar solo on “Beat It.” #vanhalenpic.twitter.com/F6ZHNpNV5Z

— Jeff Pearlman (@jeffpearlman) October 6, 2020

Simply once you assume 2020 couldn’t suck extra. What’s there to say about Eddie besides he modified the face of rock music. I’ll always remember the primary time I heard Eruption as a teen. My thoughts by no means recovered. RIP Eddie. And in addition Relaxation In Rock. ???? https://t.co/DtcbFPfx7k

— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 6, 2020

Along with Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen did the guitar solo for Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” and was immortalized as a claymation hamburger in John Cusack’s “Higher Off Lifeless.”

Onerous to get extra Basic ’80s Icon than that. pic.twitter.com/4TwlyuBs9F

— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) October 6, 2020

“So this entire factor was only a trick to get us again collectively?”
“Effectively, I’m additionally attempting to patch issues up between Van Halen and Sammy Hagar.” pic.twitter.com/OlC2Sj97bo

— SimpsonsQOTD (@SimpsonsQOTD) October 6, 2020

Tributes are flooding in from internationally of music because the information sinks in that the best guitar participant of his era, Eddie Van Halen, has died https://t.co/YgFNMLvHV0

— Guitar World (@GuitarWorld) October 6, 2020

Eddie Van Halen appreciation tweet. pic.twitter.com/aGuqNfl42x

— Eric Alper ???? (@ThatEricAlper) October 6, 2020

When Eddie Van Halen was requested to do the solo on “Beat It” from Thriller he didn’t need to be credited or paid as a result of it could make all the things too sophisticated. He simply requested for a case of beer and for MJ to present him dance classes. pic.twitter.com/FXcOWSPABz

— Peter Rojas (@peterrojas) October 6, 2020

Relaxation in peace guitar legend Eddie Van Halen. ???? We are going to miss you. #[email protected]#eddievanhalenpic.twitter.com/S4vnN3tyWc

— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) October 6, 2020

Eddie Van Halen and Neil Peart had been simply too good for 2020.
All of us are
My coronary heart is damaged

— Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) October 6, 2020

I’m devastated on the information of the passing of my good friend Eddie Van Halen. pic.twitter.com/hUyIdKXsdG

— Kenny Chesney (@kennychesney) October 6, 2020

Simply heard the information of Eddie Van Halen’s passing ….. this hit me onerous. pic.twitter.com/RMuyq7arjK

— Keith City (@KeithUrban) October 6, 2020

The world misplaced an icon, innovator, showman, virtuoso, grasp songwriter and maybe one of many largest inspirations ever to discover ways to play guitar. Heartbroken to listen to of Eddie Van Halen’s passing. Our love, condolences and greatest needs to his his household, associates and followers. #RIPpic.twitter.com/pGhPUXRzyb

— Nickelback (@Nickelback) October 6, 2020

One other legendary musical innovator gone too quickly. #RIPEddieVanHalenhttps://t.co/CpdpK0eAzb

— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) October 6, 2020

Relaxation In Peace to a Eddie Van Halen, Rock God. Favourite riff: Eruption. What’s yours? pic.twitter.com/uP1k196Vw8

— Papa Roach (@paparoach) October 6, 2020

Subsequent time you hear “Beat It” by Michael Jackson, the Thriller album, that is Eddie Van Halen’s observe for observe perfection wonderful guitar solo in the course of the music! Eddie performed it FOR FREE! He was by no means compensated, he did it as a favor to producer Quincy Jones. pic.twitter.com/47wxhRpLrc

— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) October 6, 2020

Van Halen and @MotleyCrue nonetheless maintain up. The world wants extra rise up.

Relaxation In Peace Eddie Van Halen

— Bray Wyatt (@WWEBrayWyatt) October 6, 2020

Eddie Van Halen really was a present for all of us He gave a lot music to us i can’t imagine he’s gone.He won’t ever be forgotten as a result of he’ll dwell through all he shared with us in music and in life RIP #SSWAhttps://t.co/xD5ZzLuT2b

— Edward James Olmos (@edwardjolmos) October 6, 2020

He was immortal even whereas he was alive. The title Eddie Van Halen has at all times been synonymous with insane means. It doesn’t matter what form of fashion you play, nobody can deny his colossal affect. To have a sound not solely uniquely signature to the artist, however of a whole period. ????????⚡️ pic.twitter.com/DKdfkBdrsv

— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) October 6, 2020

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