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    Woah. RIP Eddie.
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    Holy shit. I can't believe it. Say what you will, but this is EVH. I listened to Van Halen as a teen, and still do, and I'm sure the same goes for many others here.

    R.I.P. Ed.

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    Sad to hear this. I didn't realize he had been ill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aith01 View Post
    Sad to hear this. I didn't realize he had been ill.
    Didn't he have a tongue cancer some 10/15 years ago? I knew the guy wasn't in good health, but it's still a shock


    I've only ever had the first three albums, but only own the debut nowadays. I guess I'll spin it this w-e when it's within hand's reach

    RIP Eddie.
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    Gutted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    Didn't he have a tongue cancer some 10/15 years ago? I knew the guy wasn't in good health, but it's still a shock
    In the 90s, he had tongue cancer, which he beat.

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    Wow, I was just randomly thinking about him this morning when I was on a bike ride. I had no idea.

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    So sad. RIP Eddie.


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    RIP. Sorry to see this news. Very sorry.

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    Sad news, RIP Eddie, never forgotten.

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    Shocking news. RIP Eddie.

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    I remember standing in a frat house parking lot in the snow and one of the guys put his speakers at the window of his room, exclaiming we had to hear something. He put on "Eruption". Jaws dropped. Hell, beers dropped. It was like nothing we had ever heard before. And though his imitators are legion, there will only be one Eddie. RIP you glorious bastard.
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    He was highly influential to say the least. RIP
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    R.I.P. Eddie! Van Halens first album was a true game changer for teen me in 1979!
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    R.I.P. EVH

    Grew up listening to him.
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    Cancer is horrible. Have to play House Of Pain again tonight and marvel at his fire. RIP to a real pioneer.

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    RIP
    He supported Allan Holdsworth economically for a period.

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    Just terrible, terrible news.
    No matter what anyone says, you are the decider of how you will listen to music.

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    Very sad news. Throat cancer. I wasn't a big VH fan, but I hate to see this. RIP.

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    RIP. I'm not too surprised though; I had read about his continued smoking, drinking, and drugging, all to pretty amazing levels of excess given he was well into his 50s, during the reunion tours of the last 10-15 years. I don't know whether he had cleaned up more recently. What's amazing about Eddie, though, in that department is how fit, healthy and young he still looked despite all that. Compare with Ozzy for example.

    As a musician and bandleader, he was one of the greatest. He and the band knew how to really rock. Not plod or gallop like so many other hard rock/metal acts. And that's not as easy as it sounds. The first album is still a stone classic. The siren opening of Runnin' with the Devil on side 1. The bomp-buh-bomp of Jamie's Crying on the flip side. You knew you were in for some great music within the first few seconds. For me, every album subsequently was a little downhill from the previous one. Still plenty entertaining, though. I remember playing Women and Children First a lot back in the day.

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    Very sad, RIP Eddie. I still spin the debut and 1984 regularly.
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    Not totally unexpected as he's been sick for some time. But still very sad news. No question, a game-changing pioneer. I was never a huge fan of VH's music, but you couldn't help but be impressed by Eddie back when they first came on the scene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    Very sad, RIP Eddie. I still spin the debut and 1984 regularly.
    Those two and For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge are the VH albums I like. RIP Eddie. Thanks for the music

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