b. October 16, 1947
The Van Halen co-founder and guitar god, who died this week at 65, redefined how rock music should sound—and look—with style and ease.
~ Steve Kandell, Pitchfork
Even though I had no idea how to create the deviously mesmerizing sounds Eddie had produced on the instrument, I couldn’t help but admire it and think that it was this guitar, and a pair of divine hands, that was responsible for flipping the world of rock guitar-playing on its head.
~ Max Kalnitz, Insider
Happy birthday to Steve Miller …
Tom Waits releases his 4th album on September 21, 1976. If you’re a Waits fan and DON’T have this in your collection, just buy it.
Happy 77th to Roger Waters …
September 5, 1976 ~ Skynyrd’s Garry Rossington falls asleep at the wheel of his new Ford Torino and hits a tree and a house. The incident inspires Allen Collins and Ronnie Van Zant to write “That Smell.”