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The best damn guitarist on this Earth. On par with Jimi Hendrix. Eddie's brother Alex plays drums and his son Wolfgang plays bass for their band, conveniently named Van Halen.
Step 1: Go to a music store
Step 2: Ask for "Eruption" by Van Halen
Step 3: Listen
Step 4: Thank me by sending a cyber high-five.

Eddie Van Halen was in a band called Van Halen (funny that).
by Bossdrummer June 25, 2013
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solid guitar player/songwriter.. started the early 80s trend of build it your self guitars.TO THOSE HERE WHO HATE ED VAN HALEN.YOU ALL PROBABLY LIKE THE NEWEST LIMP BIZKET CD...
by Anonymous November 03, 2003
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World's greatest rock guitarist, ever.
A world class original, Eddie Van Halen raised the bar on what a human can do with six strings and a pick-up on wood.
by rick September 19, 2003
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Possibly the greatest guitarist ever.He could make the guitar sing.
Eruption. Hot for Teacher. Runnin with the devil. Jump. Panama.
by Iron Man August 04, 2003
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Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, bornin Amsterdam, Holland. Brother of Alex Van Halen, started band Van Halen, and is depicted with his red white and black striped "Frankenstrat" guitar, and amazing riffs, especially "Eruption." He fought toungue/lip cancer, and is being called a racist for calling former rhythm guitarist for Nirvana, Pat Smear, a "dirty mexican."
"Man! Eddie Van Halen can really burn the axe!"
by Burning Zeppelin August 23, 2005
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one of the greatest guitar players of all time. The second most innovative guitarist behind jimi Hendrix. he is a great song writer and no matter what will look cooler on stage then you do. Oh by the way did i mention that "Eruption" pretty much made jizz my pants.
Eddie Van Halen is fucking awesome!!!
by Rob March 27, 2005
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By far the greatest guitarist who ever lived. The man invented shredding, and the greatest guitar solo ever Eruption.He is also the most original and innovative guitarist ever, the best musician of the past 2 centuries. Eddie, Alex, Dave, and Michael are the greatest band to ever walk the earth, Van Halen
Dude Van Halen's number 1
by Jason Kaye July 12, 2004
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Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen (born January 26, 1955), is an Dutch-American rock guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer of Dutch descent, most famous as the lead guitarist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen; an American hard rock band formed in in 1972. They enjoyed success from the release of their self titled debut album in 1978
Have you heard about that kid? That's Eddie Van Halen, He's fucking dangerous on that guitar!
by myspace.com/johnlawson85 January 23, 2009
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