Eddie Van Halen: ‘Music Transcends Everything’

Eddie Van Halen joined Felice Mancini, the President and CEO of Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, for an interview this week on CNN to discuss music and the non-profit organization’s mission to keep music alive in schools. “Music is such a necessity. It touches people’s souls,” Van Halen told CNN. “Music is the universal language to

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Rock and Comedy Greats Collide

Comedian George Lopez recently got an assist from legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen in the way of a new EVH 5150III® LBXII amp. Watch what unfolds as Lopez checks out the easy-to-carry “lunchbox” amp … #Repost @georgelopez ・・・ Uh , this happened today #casachingon Thank you @eddievanhalen for my new @evhgear for the #chingon New

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‘Total Guitar’ Magazine’s Exclusive with Eddie Van Halen

“Every instrument has its pioneers – game-changing mavericks who push things forward – and if Jimi Hendrix kicked the electric guitar door down, Eddie Van Halen ran through it, picked up what was left, covered it in tape and built a stairway to the next level,” so writes Stuart Williams in his intro for the “Total Guitar” July cover feature story.

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Eddie Van Halen European Magazine Takeover

Legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen is dominating the European music magazines this summer with 9 covers thus far, and another one still on its way.

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Ask Eddie: On His Preferred Action

Ever wonder how Eddie Van Halen likes the action on his guitars? Stefan Nickel from Germany did, so he recently wrote in with a question for the legendary guitarist in this month’s Ask Eddie feature. Read the entire exchange here!

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Eddie Van Halen Featured on Feb. Guitar World Cover

“Guitar World”‘s February issue features Eddie Van Halen on the cover, along with an exclusive in-depth feature story that covers every detail of his rig, including the signal path, amp and effect settings, and other insights into his signature sound.

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Ask Eddie: The First Frankenstrat

  Patrick Lynch form the United Kingdom recently wrote in to ask Eddie Van Halen to help settle a bet with his father regarding the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s legendary striped guitars. It’s a pretty straightforward question, but Van Halen’s answer is priceless. Read the entire exchange below. Lynch: Hi Eddie. I would like

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Eddie Van Halen Lists His Favorite Riffs

In a recent interview with Billboard, Eddie Van Halen was asked about his favorite riffs. The only stipulation was that he couldn’t list any riffs that he actually wrote.

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Ask Eddie: On How to Set Your Floyd Rose

The latest edition of our Ask Eddie series comes from Jack Devine in New Jersey. Devine, a guitar player, seemed curious about the way Eddie Van Halen likes to set up his Floyd Rose, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer himself was kind enough to answer.

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Watch an Epic Live Solo from Eddie Van Halen

The sounds that Eddie Van Halen can get out of a guitar are seemingly infinite, and of course, well-documented.

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