Eddie Van Halen

eddie and alex van halen on a boat to america
Eddie & Alex with their parents on a boat to America.
eddie van halen with his mom first guitar
Eddie with his mom and first guitar.
eddie and alex van halen
Alex & Eddie

“I never took guitar lessons. I took classical piano lessons from the age of six when we lived in Holland. And when we moved to America, it was just the typical thing except I was really good at it; so was my brother.”

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“I just consider myself slightly left-of-center. I’m not your average bear. I – what’s the word? I’m not – normal.”

eddie van halen guitars

“There are really three parts to the creative process. First there is inspiration, then there is the execution, and finally there is the release.”

eddie van halen amp

“It’s all about sound. It’s that simple.”

eddie van halen concert
eddie van halen oakland concert

“The one thing I do have is good ears. I don’t mean perfect pitch, but ears for picking things up. I developed my ear through piano theory, but I never had a guitar lesson in my life, except from Eric Clapton off of records.”

eddie van halen playing electric guitar

“Everything I did is because I wanted to do it. If I weren’t playing this arena, if I were playing a club, I’d still be doing it because that’s what I want to do. I love playing the guitar.”

Eddie Van Halen Quotes

“I don’t feel a day older when it comes to my approach to music or what gets me off than when I was a teenager. I’ve always been into different kinds of stuff and when I play I like to play loud. I like my arm hairs to move and I like my body to vibrate ’cause I like the feel of it; I’m still a teenager at heart.”

eddie van halen smiling
eddie van halen having fun doing what he loved
edward van halen rock legend
1955 -2020