Wolfgang Van Halen Speaks About The legacy Of The EVH Brand
Wolfgang Van Halen Speaks About The Legacy Of The EVH Brand
Eddie Van Halen did a lot more than just “slap his name on a product and call it a day.” Speaking in the latest edition of Guitar World Wolfgang said, “Ed left us buckets and buckets of ideas. Some are already finished and just need a little extra tweaking to bring them along.” Whether it was at a guitar show called NAMM or at a local Guitar Center by his 5150 studios, Eddie was approachable when talking about guitars. Early on the guitar god started on the drums and brother Alex on the guitar.
Fortunately for rock and roll history, Eddie changed his mind at an early age. However, fans cannot help themselves from wondering what his career would look like if he had stuck with the drums. One of the all-time greatest guitar players in rock history with his highly popular tapping guitar solos. Same with music in the Van Halen era. On “Jump” David Lee Roth was not happy and said to Eddie you are a guitar god nobody wants to hear keyboards. Eddie replied, “If I want keys we are going to have keys in my music.”
Eddie would sneak keys in whenever he could. “And The Cradle Will Rock,” and ” One Foot Out The Door,” are other examples of Eddie experimenting with keyboards. Eddie was passionate about any project he was working on at the time. If he didn’t like the sound of a certain guitar he would take it apart and put it back together with spare parts till he got the sound he wanted. That’s how the Frankenstein guitar came to be. I believe there will be so much to come out about EVH that we never knew about. Wolfgang will have a hand in releasing it when and if he is ready. Till then we can turn up the volume and enjoy the memory of the greatest guitar player ever.