Eddie Van Halen - Guitarist Profile

"Eddie Van Halen" or the real name Edward Lodewijk van Halen is one of the best guitar player in the world. I like Van Halen Bandand also Eddie Van Halen, He can play fast and have a great sound composition, the best thing that i ever know about Eddie Van Halen is Tapping Guitar scale., yeah you can lear guitar lessons from Him. he is so great !! see more about Eddie Van Halen below.. taken from Wikipedia..

Eddie Van Halen

Edward Lodewijk Van Halen (born January 26, 1955) is a Dutch-American guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer, best known as the lead guitarist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Eddie Van Halen is widely known for his innovative performing and recording styles in blues-based rock, tapping, intense solos and high frequency feedback; he is also known for energetic and acrobatic stage performances. The All Music Guide has described him as "undoubtedly one of the most influential, original, and talented rock guitarists of the 20th century.


Eddie van Halen has appeared on several projects outside of his eponymous band.

* Eddie van Halen was invited by Quincy Jones to play guitar on the song Beat It, from Michael Jackson's 1982 album, Thriller. Steve Lukather of Toto played the main guitar riff and rhythm, with Eddie playing the solo, which was improvised.
* In 1983, Eddie collaborated with Queen guitarist Brian May on the Star Fleet Project, a three-track EP consisting of a rock styled rendition of the theme to the popular anime children's show, a May penned track (Let Me Out), and an improvised blues track (Blues Breaker).
* In 1984, Eddie recorded several instrumentals for a movie called The Wild Life. Some of those recordings used ideas that showed up later in Van Halen songs such as "A.F.U. (Naturally Wired)" and "Right Now." However, only "Donut City" was included on the soundtrack album, which was released on vinyl and cassette, and never made it to CD format.
* Also in 1984, he provided the score for the 1984 television film, The Seduction of Gina.
* He played bass on Sammy Hagar's 1987 solo album I Never Said Goodbye.
* Also in February 1987, he appeared on Saturday Night Live as a guest musician with G. E. Smith and the Saturday Night Live Band when Valerie Bertinelli hosted the show. About twenty seconds into the performance, G. E. Smith could be seen telling Eddie, "Go faster!" Eddie van Halen also appeared in one sketch with Valerie Bertinelli on that evening's show, which actually featured the Robert Cray Band as its scheduled musical guest.
* In 1989 he played bass on the opening track, (Twist the Knife) from Steve Lukather's debut album, as well as giving the guitar part which was taken from an outtake from the 5150 album titled "I Want Some Action". The main riff was also later used by Eddie Van Halen in the 3 album for "Dirty Water Dog".
* He has also done soundtrack work for movies such as Over The Top (Winner Takes It All, a collaboration with Sammy Hagar), Twister (the instrumental Respect The Wind), The Wild Life (one song was reused in the movie Back to the Future, and Lethal Weapon 4 (The track Fire In The Hole from Van Halen III)
* He has recorded with Dweezil Zappa, Jeff Porcaro, Roger Waters, and Thomas Dolby.
* In July 2006, Eddie Van Halen recorded two new instrumental tracks (Rise and Catherine) which debuted in an unusual format: in a pornographic feature entitled "Sacred Sin" directed by a friend of the guitarist, well known adult director Michael Ninn. These tracks have since surfaced on the internet. Eddie also composed some minor uncredited piano interludes in the feature.
* In 2009 Eddie guest-starred as himself in an episode of Two and a Half Men where he played his guitar in a mens room.
* In 2010 Eddie Van Halen appeared on Lopez Tonight and gave George Lopez one of his Wolfgang Guitars.

For more complete info about Eddie Van halen, see on wikipedia here (link).
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4 Comments and opinion > Here..:

beginner acoustic guitar lessons Wednesday, 13 October, 2010  

I just love Eddie Van halen. I am huge fan of him. Thanks for sharing.

admin Thursday, 14 October, 2010  

Okay.. Van Halen is awesome guitarist !!

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wow,,van halen..!!! i like his two handed tapping.. but i'm not too interested with his song.. i like joe satriani and steve vai..

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