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    EDDIE VAN HALEN (Van Halen): - Les Paul was a pioneer, an innovator and a dear friend. I am deeply saddened at the news of his passing. It was truly an honor to have known him and sit around with him talking guitars. I am especially glad that he, my son Wolfgang and I had a chance to spend some quality time together in the past few years. I will miss him dearly.
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    They had a lot in common, with their innovations.
    Nice to see Ed in the press so much these days.
    Feels like he's getting back out into the mainstream of society again.

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    Another modern guitar giant, Joe Satriani, bowed at the altar of Paul, saying in a statement, "Les Paul set a standard for musicianship and innovation that remains unsurpassed. He was the original guitar hero and the kindest of souls. Last October, I joined him onstage at the Iridium club in NYC, and he was still shredding. He was and still is an inspiration to us all."

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    Nice words from Edward and Joe.
    RIP - Classic Van Halen

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    I think Les Paul accomplished quite a lot in his career. To have inspired such greats as Eddie and Joe, that says it all.
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    cool words from Eddie.
    "I could call it anything, but the only word I can think of is Brown. It's just a warm sound. Warm, big, majestic" - Eddie Van Halen on his Tone

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    Les Paul lived a full, fruitful life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James in New York View Post



    EDDIE VAN HALEN (Van Halen): - Les Paul was a pioneer, an innovator and a dear friend. I am deeply saddened at the news of his passing. It was truly an honor to have known him and sit around with him talking guitars. I am especially glad that he, my son Wolfgang and I had a chance to spend some quality time together in the past few years. I will miss him dearly.
    Thats nice. Thanks for posting that James. RIP LP
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    The interesting thing about Eddie and Les is that even with Eddie's ego, Les was probably one of the few people that he really looked up to.

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    That posted picture is from the Film "Chasing Sound"...its about Les Pauls life and career...I just watched it last night. Any fan of music will appreciate it. Its a great little film.

    RIP

    I was lucky enough to catch les playing @ the Iridium club about 4 years ago.

    We were just walking by and my wife saw the poster outside that said "les paul" I was like, shit, is he still alive and playing?

    he was and kicked major ass. We stayed around after the show, met him, and got his autograph...

    Nicest man I ever met...

    I wonder if Ed copped that phrase from Les....."I'm a Tone chaser"
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    Quote Originally Posted by iZach View Post
    They had a lot in common, with their innovations.
    Nice to see Ed in the press so much these days.
    Feels like he's getting back out into the mainstream of society again.
    Ummm....Les Paul died and you're happy that Ed is getting press in regards to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvH_316_5150 View Post
    Ummm....Les Paul died and you're happy that Ed is getting press in regards to it?

    his death is a small price to pay to see Ed's name in the press, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iZach View Post
    They had a lot in common, with their innovations.
    Nice to see Ed in the press so much these days.
    Feels like he's getting back out into the mainstream of society again.
    I'd rather not hear him in the press nowadays cos its generally due to deaths.
    Les Paul and Michael Jackson, two legends Rest In Peace

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvH_316_5150 View Post
    Ummm....Les Paul died and you're happy that Ed is getting press in regards to it?

    I kind of thought the same thing when I first read that post, but at least Ed isn't sitting on Wolfgang Amadeus Meatloaf Mtn, oblivious to the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polo Muncher View Post
    I'd rather not hear him in the press nowadays cos its generally due to deaths.
    Les Paul and Michael Jackson, two legends Rest In Peace

    Hmmmm...maybe this is like an Agatha Christie mystery where someone is going around killing off all the people Ed has jammed with. Look out, Brian May!


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