Music Legend Was 2017 Inductee & His Guitars Are On Display In The Museum
“Inductee Eddie Van Halen forever changed the vocabulary of the electric guitar. With blistering speed, control, and melodic feel, he perfected the art of shredding, unleashing two-handed finger tapping, dramatic whammy-bar moves, and other astonishing never-before-seen techniques. Innovative, like his hero Les Paul, Eddie reimagined the sonic possibilities of the guitar and became an inspiration for an entire generation of musicians who worshiped his sound and style. His band Van Halen kicked the American hard rock scene into high gear in the late Seventies, became rock heroes on MTV in the Eighties, and gave rise to a steady stream of shredders and trailblazers ever since.”
-Greg Harris, President & CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Van Halen was a 2017 inductee and some of his famous guitars are on display at the Hall Of Fame. You can see them here in the PubClub review.
Eddie Van Halen died on Tuesday, Oct. 6, of throat cancer. He is represented inside the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the following displays:
- Hall of Fame Gallery (L3): signature wall
- Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll (L0 & L6): Including his well-known Frankenstein guitar, Wolfgang guitars, rigs, and more
- The Garage (L2)
Watch (and use courtesy of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) Van Halen’s 2007 Induction speech and performance of “Why Can’t This Be Love” and Induction by Velvet Revolver at https://www.rockhall.com/inductees/van-halen, where you can also find Van Halen’s bio and read their official Induction program essay.