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    Default An Eddie Van Halen story

    Here's a pretty unique story about a guy meeting Eddie:

    VHND.com: An Eddie Van Halen Story

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    Wow, cool story.
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    Cool story!

    "Due to the strict rules (HIPAA), I can’t say what he was treated for, other than the fact that he needed to be treated for a minor injury."


    Okay, what do the linkers think the "minor injury" was?







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    This is such a cool story in the Van Halen tradition. I remember hearing stories like that growing up and feeling so inspired by them. This was what Van Halen was all about. Eddie was an inspiration on the guitar but also as a human being. Those days are gone, it seems, and we miss them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle View Post
    Cool story!

    "Due to the strict rules (HIPAA), I can’t say what he was treated for, other than the fact that he needed to be treated for a minor injury."


    Okay, what do the linkers think the "minor injury" was?


    Who knows, could be a number of things. We do know that a CT scan was ordered and done though.
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    Great story!

    It's nice to hear the good things that this guy does for a change around here. I get tired of the Eddie-bashing.
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    That is truly an awesome story. Man - we' know that the Eddie we love is somewhere inside the current incarnation of Edward...I really hope he comes back soon.
    Ed: Actually, the last record I bought was by a band called Brand X
    Al: I make my living by viciously attacking something
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    Thats awesome ! Great story , thanks for posting it !
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    About 10 years ago would be like 1998 or 1999, right before his cancer. I'm really not surprised at that story. I think Eddie really is a good person but unlike any of us, his bad moments end up splashed all over internet sites like this. I've met him twice, and he was great both times. He's a pretty quiet guy and doesn't seem like a rock star when he is off the stage.

    Remember that story about the guy who was pretending to be connected to the band, and he went to some kids hospital and scammed them? I don't remember all the details, but Eddie showed up and spent the entire day there with the kids just to make it up to them and make things right.

    But damn, having Eddie deliver a guitar to your house and then hang out and jam, that is just wild. Talk about a dream come true.

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    A cool story indeed. I got within 2 metres of him in Melbourne in '98, but was so nervous I nearly wet myself. I just did'nt know what to say to him.
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    OH GOD! I LOVE EDDIE!! How sweet and nice!!



    Sorry, I'm emotional right now.................

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    Very cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vhin04 View Post
    About 10 years ago would be like 1998 or 1999, right before his cancer. I'm really not surprised at that story. I think Eddie really is a good person but unlike any of us, his bad moments end up splashed all over internet sites like this. I've met him twice, and he was great both times. He's a pretty quiet guy and doesn't seem like a rock star when he is off the stage.

    Remember that story about the guy who was pretending to be connected to the band, and he went to some kids hospital and scammed them? I don't remember all the details, but Eddie showed up and spent the entire day there with the kids just to make it up to them and make things right.

    But damn, having Eddie deliver a guitar to your house and then hang out and jam, that is just wild. Talk about a dream come true.
    Yeah, I remember that story. If I remember correctly, the guy who scammed them, stole a nurses car as well as some cash. Ed heard about it and turned up there with T-Shirts, hats and posters and signed everything and took photos with all the kids.

    He's a good guy. Its only the people who haven't meet him or don't know him who thinks he an asshole...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchie5150 View Post
    He's a good guy. Its only the people who haven't meet him or don't know him who thinks he an asshole...

    I've never met him, and I don't know him, but I've always known in my heart that Eddie is a good guy. You can see it in his eyes. After all, the eyes are the windows to the heart.

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    It's a weird thing...in pretty much every interview with other guitarists / bands I've ever read - they've always said Ed was a top man.

    Ironically, all the bad stuff we now see is in line with the advent of the internet / multimedia where every second of your life is under the microscope and up for instant debate......

    I think he's basically a real good bloke, who has been misguided on occasion just like the rest of us. However the rest of us don't live under a microscope and don't live with such expectations.........whatever he does - he'll be set up for a fall.

    Wouldn't surprise me if he just had no more to give music-wise.
    Ed: Actually, the last record I bought was by a band called Brand X
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