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    There is a new piece called "Edward Van Halen: My Hero" on VHND. It's a beautiful read and if it doesnt lump your throat, maybe just a little, then there's something wrong. What a lovely and tragic article. Well worth the time!

    https://www.vhnd.com/2020/12/29/edwa...r-kevin-dodds/
    June. 1984. Kemper Arena. Kansas City, Mo. My very first concert. The lights go out. The spotlights rotate over the crowd while a wailing guitar overtakes the screams and cheers. The opening riff of "Unchained" begins as a lone spotlight illuminates Eddie Van Halen. By himself. I was never the same after that.

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    A well written and heartfelt article. Loved it!!
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    In 2012, the phoenix has risen!!

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    His life truly was an 'arc or redemption' in many ways. Great article! I, too, thought the Smithsonian event was a crowning moment for the end of the King's career.

    I still hate that his career has an end. Actually, career doesn't feel like the right word, because Ed's music was always way more than a profession.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiveBomb View Post
    His life truly was an 'arc or redemption' in many ways. Great article! I, too, thought the Smithsonian event was a crowning moment for the end of the King's career.

    I still hate that his career has an end. Actually, career doesn't feel like the right word, because Ed's music was always way more than a profession.
    Ed’s music was his life.
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    In 2012, the phoenix has risen!!

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    Even thou he was a private man you always knew he was over there at 5150 with the soldering iron.
    10-6-2020 RIP King of sixstrings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardv View Post
    Even thou he was a private man you always knew he was over there at 5150 with the soldering iron.
    ...Or the chisel...never forget the chisel lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by VHKC1984 View Post
    There is a new piece called "Edward Van Halen: My Hero" on VHND. It's a beautiful read and if it doesnt lump your throat, maybe just a little, then there's something wrong. What a lovely and tragic article. Well worth the time!

    https://www.vhnd.com/2020/12/29/edwa...r-kevin-dodds/
    Really a cool reading.

    Thanks for sharing it here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KS 5150 View Post
    ...Or the chisel...never forget the chisel lol
    If I recall correctly... Ed couldn't afford an actual chisel. He used a flat head screwdriver... but the secret tone element was he boiled the screwdriver before attacking the wood...
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