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    In a new interview with Heavy Consequence, Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) paid tribute to Eddie Van Halen, more than one year after the legendary VAN HALEN guitarist's passing.

    He said: "He changed the world. Jimi Hendrix was basically the Jesus Christ of electric guitar. That's the ceiling you can't do anything more with guitar.

    And all of a sudden if this was a Catholic hierarchy, Eddie was the second coming of Christ.

    If Jimi is the Jesus Christ of guitar, Eddie was the second coming. It was just, like, a whole new bag of tricks and all this other stuff that no one thought was possible.

    And the way he changed amplifiers and everything like that. Not only just his playing technique, but down to pickups, tremolo bars, with the Floyd Rose, amplifiers, the way amps are designed, with more high gain and everything like that I mean, he changed everything across the board.

    Not just because of his doing taps and everything like that. Even the way guitars are made and the way amps are made, he changed everything.

    And on top of it, he was just a complete package. Aside of the playing and the tone, his songwriting was just phenomenal just amazing. We're really truly blessed that we had him till he made it to 65.

    If you really think about it, after those first two records I mean, after the first record, if he would have retired from music, he already changed the game.

    After the first one, if he pulled a Howard Hughes and just walked away and never picked up a guitar again, there's that first album alone with 'Eruption' and everything he did on that record he changed everything.

    But we're just blessed that we had him around for as long as we did. He was just a really great guy too he was a sweetheart."

    Earlier this year, Wylde spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" about the first time he saw VAN HALEN live and got to hang out with Eddie.

    "The first time I saw them live was with at the Budokan in Japan, getting hammered with King Edward the night before," he said.

    "I had to do press all day, and the next day I went and saw them. Just sitting with King Edward in my room, him just chainsmoking and just jamming on my guitar down on his knees playing Jimmy Page licks the whole time, playing 'Heartbreaker' ...

    I'm just like, 'This is insane, I have god sitting in my room playing Jimmy Page licks.' So yeah, it was pretty mind-blowing."
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    Classic Dave! Yes!
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    Zakk Wylde: Eddie was the Second Coming of Christ on Guitar
    He's not wrong.

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    Yes! The outpouring of love for Eddie has been abundant!

    As it should be.
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    But you are life and you
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    Beauty is eternity gazing at itself
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    But you are eternity
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    Not Zakks biggest fan, but he always gives much respect to all of the guitar greats...

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