It seems like you can’t escape the outpouring of love and grief when it comes to the passing of guitar legend Eddie Van Halen.
And for me anyway- that’s ok- it gives us a chance to revisit his genius.
Below is a great article highlighting some his more subtle accomplishments.
Eddie Van Halen and his signature instrumental “Eruption” were Mount Vesuvius, and every other guitarist melted down in Pompeii when Van Halen arrived in 1978. After Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Queen and Rush, guitar fans had seen the world reshaped, but Eddie built a new world – a faster, louder, more chaotic and melodic world.