.

Eddie Van Halen's death Was A Huge Blow To Slash


Keavin Wiggins | 12-26-2020

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Pin it Share on Reddit email this article

Eddie Van Halen's death Was A Huge Blow To Slash
Video capture from 2015 Hollywood Bowl concert

The death of guitar legend Eddie Van Halen came a huge blow to Slash, the Guns N' Roses lead guitarist shared in a recent interview with Cleveland.com.

Slash spoke with the publication about the new brand new 'Not In This Lifetime' pinball game and during the interview he was asked about his reaction to Van Halen's death.

He responded, "That was a huge...blow. I actually met Eddie back in 1988; He came up to me at a Stevie Ray Vaughan concert and gave me a compliment on one of my guitar solos, which always sticks with me as one of the nicest, most selfless things any fellow guitar player ever did. We've were sort of friends ever since then.

"On top of the fact he's a monster musician, he was just a really good guy, a really sweet guy. Towards the end I'd been in touch with him. I knew he was in the hospital, but I didn't know to what extent. I had a vague feeling what was going on and was just sort of keeping in touch with him, but then around June or something I stopped hearing from him.

"I was in Chicago doing the pinball machine and got a text (about his death) and I was just completely shocked. It was just really sad and tragic and indelible news."


Related Stories


Eddie Van Halen Tributed With New Song 'Eddie'

Lost 1981 Van Halen Dinosaur Video Surfaces Online

Wolfgang Reflects On Eddie Van Halen's Cancer Battle

Wolfgang Van Halen Shares Live MammothWVH 'Don't Back Down' Video

Van Halen 'Kitchen Sink' Farewell Sidelined By Covid Says Wolfgang

Guns N' Roses Recruit Wolfgang Van Halen For American Tour

Wolfgang Van Halen Streaming New Song 'Mammoth'

Van Halen Classic Cover By Mr. Bungle

Alex Van Halen Tributes Eddie On First Birthday Since Brother's Death

Sammy Hagar Recalls Last Conversation With Eddie Van Halen

More Van Halen News