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    ..I play gtr..not sure if any of u picked this up..since 04" tour I noticed Eds not Fanning his right hand ..he looks stiff in the right hand when playing..anybody know whats up ?..I thought the bone spur was on the left ?
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    I know it was discussed during the last tour, but I don't think we've ever gotten a concrete answer for it. I believe he did say he had surgery on his right hand to deal with some issue (I think in the interview he did with Iomi for the guitar magazine he talked about it), so I would assume it had to do with that.

    It will be interesting to see his technique after the surgeries now. Does he still have the limber hands/wrists of old? Or will he use the same improvized techniques he used last tour? His playing did have a small, but still noticeable difference in terms of his picking style, so it will be interesting to find out.
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    could be any number of things, i've been playing for 30yrs, i'm 35 and i have terrible arthritis in my right thumb...perhaps Ed's the same...perhaps not.
    useless to speculate and this would have been better posted in the guitar room really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommywho5150 View Post
    could be any number of things, i've been playing for 30yrs, i'm 35 and i have terrible arthritis in my right thumb...perhaps Ed's the same...perhaps not.
    useless to speculate and this would have been better posted in the guitar room really.
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    He needed at least two surgeries on his left hand to fix the spur/tendon issues, but yeah...the right hand don't think anyone knows for sure, but my guess from personal experience as well as having player friends who are getting up there, is that he may have a bit of arthritis,tendonitis or calcification that makes you adjust or abandon certain aspects of your technique. Sure, he needed the work done on his left hand because the damage was severe enough due to the years of extended stretching, and repeated movements that cause inflammation, but it wouldn't surprise me if he has discomfort in the right hand as well.
    it's like the condition I have with my shoulder. From sports injuries, I've developed a terrible amount of pain, and can't raise that arm above shoulder height without immediate searing pain. The other shoulder has pain too, but it's dull compared to the other, so it's which joints you tend to use and abuse more that go first.
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    Sucks getting older.
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    beats the alternative
    Haha! I suppose that's true! Sometimes though, chronic pain can be pretty all consuming. Makes you angry, bitter, and can generally put you in a real funk.
    I kinda wondered also if that was a factor in Ed's attitude over the past number of years. I mean he had the painful hip, the cancer which came back, and god knows how long the thing with his hand was actually giving him grief; could also be part of the reason for the Sustainer being a crutch, though I'm sure the bulk of that was just the bottle, but I remember back as far as F.U.C.K. where some critics noted that live, he rode his amps more than in previous tours on some of the stops.

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    Charlie Sheen trying to snort the chalk lines from where they found your body?
    Or Keith Richards snorting your ashes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRules View Post
    Charlie Sheen trying to snort the chalk lines from where they found your body?
    Nah, dying young. Besides, ole' Chuck will be snorting the chalk where his own body is found.
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    & still the best damn gtr player on the planet !!!
    ..In 1984 Van Halen Jumped Panama
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    ..On the last tour I was hoping Ed would of did the beat it solo..that my friends would of ripped everybodies face off !!!..is he allowed to do the beat it solo at a van halen concert ?..never understood it..probably the most remebered solo of any song in the world
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