Eddie Van Halen Died One Year Ago


Rock music legend and guitar innovator Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen died one year ago today, October 6th, 2020 from complications with his long battle with cancer and related illnesses. In the years since his death we have seen countless tributes to his greatness, especially by Eddie’s son Wolf Van Halen, and his new band Mammoth WVH.  Both Wolf and Eddie’s widow – Janie Van Halen, bands and other luminaries are also paying tribute today. We highly reccoment picking up ERUPTION: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen (10/5/21; Hachette Books; 9780306826658; $28) is a major biography by two music journalists who knew him best, authors Brad Tolinski and Chris Gil available for order now. 

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Ghost Cult’s Top 10 Stories of 2020

Here are the top stories on www.GhostCultMag.com in 2020:

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Eddie Van Halen Will Be Honored by The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Next Month

According to Cleveland.com and reported by Blabbermouth.net, Eddie Van Halen will receive a short on-air tribute as part of Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s 2020 Induction Ceremony Special. The plan is for “multiple guitar gods paying homage to the Van Halen guitarist,” to be included in the Rock Hall special’s in memoriam section, which also honors other rock and roll legends who have passed away since the last ceremony. Continue reading

Rockers React to the Loss of Eddie Van Halen

As we reported earlier, the music world is reeling from the loss of Eddie Van Halen, who died today, October 6th, 2020, at age 65 after a long bout with cancer. The outpouring of love and support has been immense since the news hit social media. You can read posts from his son Wolfie, former singer Slash, Sammy Hagar, Gene Simmons, Flea, Def Leppard, Anthrax, and countless others who sent their love and tributes out to Eddie.

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Eddie Van Halen, Guitar and Rock Legend Has Died, Age 65

Sad news to report as music legend and guitar innovator Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen has died. He was 65. The news was broken by Eddie’s son Wolfgang (Wolfie) on social media. Eddie battled tongue and throat cancer for years, the more recent struggles kept mostly a secret, and the musician rarely appeared in public or discussed his ongoing battle. We’ll continue to track this story as news becomes available, and we send our condolences to the Van Halen family, friends, peers, and millions of fans everywhere. 


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