-Illustration By Paul King Art – Happy Birthday Eddie Van Halen (Jan 26)! Edward Lodewijk Van Halen was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands to parents Daan and Roos. No one is really sure which name belongs to which parent.
The Van Halen’s moved to The US in 1962 and settled in California. The young boys were classically trained on the piano until they heard rock music and took up the drums and guitar.
Little Eddie wound up becoming arguably, the greatest guitarist of all time. Eddie spent 10 years in his room practicing and masturbating. When he emerged he was a master of his own destiny and the guitar.
Eddie and his brother formed Van Halen with frontman David Lee Roth and Bassist Michael Anthony. One of the greatest Hard Rock/Heavy Metal bands of the 70’s and 80’s, the band broke ground musically, sexually and chemically. (*Van Hagar made some good music but Sammy is not DLR)
Eddie and Alex agree on three things. Sammy Hagar is a douche. David Lee Roth is a jerk and Michael Antony is an ass wipe.