Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen's influence on the world of rock music, especially for those coming of age in the 1980s, was nothing short of monumental. His birthday today, January 26th, invites a reflection not only on his virtuosity but also on the profound impact he had on an entire generation, many of whom (some of us included) later found a home in the music of the Grateful Dead. To delve deeper into Eddie's legacy is to explore the extraordinary facets of his musicianship and the indomitable spirit he embodied.

On the first anniversary of the loss of Eddie Van Halen, co-founder, guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Nancy Wilson of Heart releases an alternate take of her stirring tribute song to the beloved Van Halen guitarist. “4 Edward With Love” is a newly recorded extended version of her heartfelt tribute to the iconic guitarist who was also her friend.

Losing Eddie Van Halen last year was a tremendous loss for many, including singer-songwriter-guitarist DAVID HAERLE. “Eddie,” his latest single out June 9, is a tribute to the man who, as DAVID puts it, “performed miracles on six strings.”

Co-founder, guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Nancy Wilson of Heart recently announced her first ever solo album, You and Me, due out on May 7, 2021 via Carry On Music. Today, she releases “4 EDWARD” a tender, heartfelt tribute to her friend, Eddie Van Halen. Featuring a beautiful acoustic guitar instrumental performance from Wilson; a musical eulogy to the guitar legend.

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