Getting the news last October that Eddie Van Halen had died was crushing to so many people, including me. There was a lifetime of music that seemed like it suddenly and abruptly had a final chapter.
Wolfgang Van Halen learned guitar from his dad for his entire life. He also spent time on stage with Eddie playing bass with Van Halen.
Somehow watching this takes me back to the first time I ever hear the Eruption solo as it led into the Van Halen cover of The Kinks' You Really Got Me.
The cover photo is at a dedication of a mural painted at Guitar Center in Hollywood, CA in January.
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