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    Eddie Van Halen, RIP

    Eddie Van Halen, the renowned lead guitarist of iconic rock group Van Halen, has died, according to a social media post by his son. He was 65.

    Eddie Van Halen, renowned guitarist, dies at 65 after cancer battle - CNN

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    One of the greatest guitarists to have lived. A sad day.

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    A true virtuoso, unique one of a kind rocker. Rest in peace Eddie..

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    Grew up partying to their music, saw them numerous times in concert. Eddie could sling a guitar..... RIP
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    Boomerest boomer that ever boomed. Bye bye boomer

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    Theres a helluva band from the last 20 years or so 'upstairs' though... Eddie and Gary Moore on the axes, Neil Peart and Bonham on drums, John Entwisle covering the Bass, Rick Wright and Jon Lord on keyboards, Mercury Bowie and Amy belting them out.

    I'm sure there are others.. Peter Green? and more, even more if you go further back

    I just cant find a space for Jackson.... maybe song writing!?

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    One of the greatest guitarists to have lived.
    sorry, but he was a poodle haired poser of dubious talent and limited ability, appealing mostly to damp pantied teenage girls and tone deaf headbanging male americans. i.e. the titties and beer crowd. e.g. bsnub.

    that's not to say he wasn't a decent enough entertainer on the stadium rock circuit but he was mostly style over substance, pose over proficiency and attitude over ability.

    as a guitarist he could churn out with apparent ease the usual predictable licks whilst adopting the hackneyed legs apart rockstar poses, but he was certainly not in the same class as say neil young, frank zappa, jeff beck, jerry garcia, prince, david gilmour, stevie ray vaughan, chuck berry or jimmy page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    but he was a poodle haired poser of dubious talent and limited ability
    As usual you have no idea what you are talking about. You clearly have never seen the way his fingers danced on a fret board. I will take Guitar World Magazine's opinion over that of an angry geriatric old fool. Their top five...

    Brian May
    Jimi Hendrix (someone you didn't even mention)
    Jimmy Page
    Eddie Van Halen
    Eric Clapton

    The 100 greatest guitarists of all time | Guitar World

    Rolling stone had Eddie at #8 and Jimi Hendrix at #1.

    100 Greatest Guitarists - Rolling Stone

    I think I will take the opinions of experts over you Taxi. As I said before Eddie Van Halen is one of the greatest guitarists to have ever lived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    but he was a poodle haired poser of dubious talent and limited ability,
    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    As usual you have no idea what you are talking about.
    You are right Snubs. He clearly has no idea. In fairness though, Unless you played a bit of guitar or understand it, people like Taxexile will spew nonsense.

    There are so many incredible talented guitarists with their own styles that made them great, Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, Peter Townsend, Ry Cooder, Joe Walsh...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    I just cant find a space for Jackson.... maybe song writing!?
    Well it sure as fuck wouldn't be looking after the band members kids...

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    appealing mostly to damp pantied teenage girls and tone deaf headbanging male americans. i.e. the titties and beer crowd.
    seems i was spot on then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    There are so many incredible talented guitarists with their own styles that made them great, Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, Peter Townsend, Ry Cooder, Joe Walsh...........
    A shout out to Walter Becker of Steely Dan. Lost him three years ago.

    RIP Eddie Van Halen. Great showman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    seems i was spot on then.
    I doubt you ever picked up a guitar in your life you miserable old twat.


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    Great showman.
    exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    I doubt you ever picked up a guitar in your life you miserable old twat.
    He might be handy on the Sitar though, by all reports...

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    I heard he enjoys Steely Dan but has never even heard the band or their music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    seems i was spot on then.
    ^Not even close you old coffin dodger. You should stick with things you know. Most were not head bangers with VH. David Lee Roth was the showman, Eddie just reeled of his guitar. Have you ever been to a concert Taxexile?

    Was he the best?... that's a matter of opinion. Was he one of the pioneers with an electrifying style...you bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    He might be handy on the Sitar though
    His technical business English students also say he was hot stuff on a palanquin, as they chaired him around Soi Thaniya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    David Lee Roth was the showman, Eddie just reeled of his guitar.
    Exactly! Eddie was always cool with being in the background. DLR and Sammy Hagar were always the showmen as Eddie was in the back shredding killer riffs. Tax is an idiot.

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    Have you ever been to a concert Taxexile?
    actually jpr, i certainly know a geetar from a seetar and i have probably been to more rock concerts than you have had hot dinners, and boast alert, (true story) i was once on stage with jimi hendrix.

    so you can take your poodle cut posers with their stuffed socks down their trouser leg and put them back in a box with slash, bon jovi and all the other two riff noodlers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    (true story) i was once on stage with jimi hendrix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    i have probably been to more rock concerts than you have had hot dinners




    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    (true story) i was once on stage with jimi hendrix.


    You didn't even mention him as one of your top guitarists.

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    jeez its a tough crowd today.

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