Just for completeness sake, here's a mention of ed in an interview on Metal Sludge :
You know Eddie is a 10 when it comes to seeing him on stage playing without hitting the bottle beforehand, but I recently saw him and Id probably have to give him a 2 because he was literally loaded as fuck and he could not even walk correctly. I think the guys got a probably with hitting the bottle a little too much nowadays. Yeah, its too bad because you can tell visually hes got a problem with booze. Hes still one of the most influential guitarist of his time, of course.