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We lost another icon today.  Eddie Van Halen passed away after a long bout with cancer.  Love him or hate him or don't particularly care...he was a force.  The music world is different for having had him in it.  

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Not really a fan, but he's a huge influence on many of the metal guitarists I do listen to, along with Yngwie and Blackmore and Morse.

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This was the song that hooked me. I worked for weeks to try and play Eruption. I could do the hammer ons at the end, but the sweep picking was faster than my humble fingers could do.

 

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