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Offline Ranger99

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RIP Eddie Van Halen
« on: October 06, 2020, 07:05:31 PM »
Rest in peace  :th_thicon_cry:
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2020, 02:50:07 AM »
Saw them in Houston with Sammy Hagar around 1995 or so. No opening act. Played for 2 hours non stop. Had first row balcony seats right next to the stage. Right in the middle of “Panama” when Eddie was doing his solo saw some fat idiot in a three piece suit get past security and rush the stage. Sammy got the guy in a headlock and cracked his skull with his microphone. Eddie and company never missed a beat. A true rock n roll moment. Rest In Peace.
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2020, 05:46:10 AM »
RIP Eddie
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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2020, 09:06:17 AM »
I grew up in a town about 10 miles from him in Southern California.  It was a nice place to live back then, nothing close to what it is now.  His band Mammoth used to play backyard parties all over San Gabriel Valley and Eddie was one of the most friendly persons you could meet.  Very down to earth, easy going, and just love playing his guitar.  When they made it big in 1978 it was like our home town band hitting the big time and we were really proud to be the home crowd when they came back from touring.  The first time I saw them after becoming famous was in 1979 when VH II came out at Anaheim Stadium. I was so proud of them. Now he's gone and its so sad.  That's what sucks about getting old, is seeing all the good people leave the earth - one by one. 
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