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Eddie Van Halen
Date of birth: 26 January 1955
Date of death: Alive (or unknown)
Country Of Origin: Netherlands


    Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, (born January 26, 1955) is a guitarist and a founding member of the hard rock band Van Halen.

Edward was born in Nijmegen, Netherlands to a Dutch people father (Jan) and an Indonesian people mother (Eugina). The Dutch Roman Catholic Van Halen family moved to Pasadena, California from The Netherlands in 1962. Eddie Van Halen immediately started classical piano training and won talent competitions as .... (More...)
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David Lee Roth had the idea that if you covered a successful song, you were half way home. C'mon - Van Halen doing 'Dancing in the Streets'? It was stupid. I started feeling like I would rather bomb playing my own songs than be successful playing someone else's music.

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I was trying to take the band in a direction that I thought was appropriate, and Roth was trying to take the band in more of a Las Vegas direction. And there he is.

Eddie Van Halen
It's always a Catch-22 situation. They hate you if you're the same, and they hate you if you're different.

Eddie Van Halen
Music is for people. The word 'pop' is simply short for popular. It means that people like it. I'm just a normal jerk who happens to make music. As long as my brain and fingers work, I'm cool.

Eddie Van Halen
There's a plaque on our wall that says we've sold over 65 million albums, and I don't feel I've accomplished anything. I feel like I'm just getting started.

Eddie Van Halen
Yeah, but I don't think it was because of us. There was a lot of cocaine on the console-and it wasn't necessarily the band's. That was a problem. And we weren't allowed any input on the mix.

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