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 RIP Eddie Van Halen 
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Post RIP Eddie Van Halen ... cancer-65/
Dead at 65. Cancer takes another one. This time the guitar legend

Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:33 pm
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65? Damn that’s younger than I thought, way too young.

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Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:51 pm
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I’m disagreeing with you because I love to argue, not because I dislike you.

Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:03 am

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Eddie was interviewed in 2012 by CNN and while reminiscing about the song, he offered this great memory about the experience:

Michael left to go across the hall to do some children's speaking record. I think it was "E.T." or something. So I asked Quincy, "What do you want me to do?" And he goes, "Whatever you want to do." And I go, "Be careful when you say that. If you know anything about me, be careful when you say, "Do anything you want!"

I listened to the song, and I immediately go, "Can I change some parts?" I turned to the engineer and I go, "OK, from the breakdown, chop in this part, go to this piece, pre-chorus, to the chorus, out." Took him maybe 10 minutes to put it together. And I proceeded to improvise two solos over it.

I was just finishing the second solo when Michael walked in. And you know artists are kind of crazy people. We're all a little bit strange. I didn't know how he would react to what I was doing. So I warned him before he listened. I said, "Look, I changed the middle section of your song."

Now in my mind, he's either going to have his bodyguards kick me out for butchering his song, or he's going to like it. And so he gave it a listen, and he turned to me and went, "Wow, thank you so much for having the passion to not just come in and blaze a solo, but to actually care about the song, and make it better."


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