Sad news today: guitar legend Eddie Van Halen has died. He was sixty five. He passed away this / Tuesday from cancer.
Van Halen co-founded, played guitar in and wrote songs for the band of the same name, and was a dominant figure of his era and there is a fantastic story that he did the guitar solo on Beat It in return for a case of beer and the promise he wouldn’t be credited as his band had agreed not to do side projects.
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