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This week we pay tribute to Eddie Van Halen. What a day it was, last Wednesday. I had just finished recording a future episode of this podcast when my friend Ben Fulton dropped by to talk about the Van Halen news. We decided to get on the microphones and talk about Eddie, his playing, the band, everything he meant to us and to so many musicians and music fans.
But before that could happen the TV news crew came to my house to interview me about it.
And eventually I would write up my own tribute.
But I’m glad Ben and I got to record this.
Ben Fulton has been a previous guest of the podcast – so for his background click there. In the context of this podcast it’s about his knowledge and passion for Van Halen’s music and for Eddie as a guitar hero; Ben goes deep into understanding of Eddie’s gear and technique, his tone, his style, the overall context in and around his playing.
I hope you like this wee tribute to Eddie Van Halen. We were devastated by the news. And wanted to honour this legend with some gratitude and immediate thoughts.