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    Default Happy Birthday, Red/Black/White stripes!

    Legend has it that Eddie Van Halen painted his Frankenstrat guitar with the iconic red/black/white color scheme sometime in early 1979. We’ve just figured out that it was almost certainly the last week of March when he painted it. That makes it 35 years ago this week that Ed transformed his white guitar (with black stripes) into its even more recognized red/white/black colors. Here’s the inside scoop…

    35 Years Ago: Eddie Van Halen Paints His Main Guitar Red

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    From the article:

    ‘Nobody likes me. Everybody hates me. I’m painting my fucking guitar because everyone’s copying it. I’m going to be different.

    This stuck me as an odd comment. If no one likes you then you probably wouldn't have everyone copying your guitar and forcing you to paint it a different color.

    I think even back then it is obvious that EVH had some major insecurities. It amazes me that he didn't melt down sooner, but also doesn't surprise me that the catalyst would be III, his opus that many people did in fact hate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    From the article:

    ‘Nobody likes me. Everybody hates me. I’m painting my fucking guitar because everyone’s copying it. I’m going to be different.

    This stuck me as an odd comment. If no one likes you then you probably wouldn't have everyone copying your guitar and forcing you to paint it a different color.

    I think even back then it is obvious that EVH had some major insecurities. It amazes me that he didn't melt down sooner, but also doesn't surprise me that the catalyst would be III, his opus that many people did in fact hate.
    That MIGHT explain the his reclusive lifestyle in the years that followed release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    From the article:

    ‘Nobody likes me. Everybody hates me. I’m painting my fucking guitar because everyone’s copying it. I’m going to be different.

    This stuck me as an odd comment. If no one likes you then you probably wouldn't have everyone copying your guitar and forcing you to paint it a different color.

    I think even back then it is obvious that EVH had some major insecurities. It amazes me that he didn't melt down sooner, but also doesn't surprise me that the catalyst would be III, his opus that many people did in fact hate.
    To be fair, that was a quote from Eddie's friend who seemed to be more summing up Eddie's mood than recalling the exact comment.

 

 

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