#RIP Edward Van Halen (1955-2020)
Originally posted October 7th, 2020...
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Man, that NEVER gets old…and the joy he gets from playing is palpable.
When I watch Ed play that now, I think of Neil Peart, stoic percussionist for one of my other favorite bands, “Rush,” who we also lost to cancer in January of this year. During a documentary on the band, Neil disclosed that he “will never get tired of playing Tom Sawyer because it’s always difficult to play right, and any time I do play it right, I feel good!”
What Ed Van Halen did with his songs and solos, was equally unmatched.
True originals, masters and innovators gone too soon.