Road Trip To Sunset Strip! Who's With Me?! Gotta see the Giant Eddie Van Halen Mural that was just Unveiled! Happy Birthday Eddie Van Halen!

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Eddie Van HalenThe giant mural is outside of Guitar Center's Sunset Strip store in Hollywood, Ca. The 17 foot by 105 mural was painted by Robert Vargas and depicts Eddie playing his signature red, white and black Frankenstrat guitar and covers the store's rear wall. 

"Eddie was one of my creative heroes. When I was young, the debut Van Halen record was the first album I ever owned. He influenced me over the years in so many different ways.
As soon as the news hit of his passing, I knew I had to do something creative to memorialize him, and Guitar Center was the obvious venue. Right here on the Sunset Strip, where the band made their bones - I can't think of a better place for this tribute to him, and I thank Guitar Center for giving me the canvas to share it with the world."
- Robert Vargas, Artist

"Eddie Van Halen was a truly monumental force in rock music. He made lead guitar playing popular when it might have been slipping away into punk and new wave minimalist territory, and then basically the entire 80s hard rock scene followed in his wake. Guitar Center saw this first-hand, as generations of lead guitarists have flocked to our stores to try to capture something of what inspires them about Eddie's sound. Besides that, sometimes people forget that he was an immigrant and multi-racial, so in so many ways his story is the story of the American experience." - Jean-Claude Escudie, Guitar Center Category Manager


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If you've been blasting Van Halen since Oct 6th, then have I got one for YOU!

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Van Halen wrapped their summer tour at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on October 4th, 2015, and a YouTuber Fan was there to capture what would be Eddies final performance. 

Simply perfection! VH at it's finest! It's bittersweet and almost 5 years to the day that EVH passed away. Thanks to Greg L, who shared this gem online and said "Last show -- no crowd noise just audio from the soundboard" 

The legendary band took the stage for what would be their FINAL performance and here it is in it's entirety! 

Here is the setlist:
01 - Intro - 00:00
02 - Light Up the Sky - 00:41
03 - Runnin' With the Devil - 03:42
04 - Romeo Delight - 07:21
05 - Everybody Wants Some!! - 12:11
06 - Drop Dead Legs - 19:47
07 - Feel Your Love Tonight - 24:17
08 - Somebody Get Me a Doctor - 27:12
09 - She's the Woman - 30:44
10 - I'll Wait - 33:43
11 - Drum Solo - 38:42
12 - Little Guitars - 42:03
13 - Dance the Night Away (with 'Smoke on the Water' and more ) - 46:07
14 - Beautiful Girls - 57:46
15 - Women in Love... - 1:01:27
16 - Hot for Teacher - 1:05:55
17 - "Dirty Movies" - 1:11:06
18 - Ice Cream Man (John Brim cover) - 1:21:40
19 - Unchained - 1:24:54
20 - Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love - 1:29:55
21 - Guitar Solo (with 'Little Guitars', 'Eruption' and more ) - 1:34:36
22 - You Really Got Me (The Kinks cover) - 1:45:16
23 - Panama - 1:48:25
24 - Jump - 1:52:46
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Legendary guitarist and co-founder of Van Halen, EDDIE VAN HALEN has died at the age of 65 after a long battle with throat cancer. R.I.P. Guitar God.

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Eddie died at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica Today w/ His wife Janie, son Wolfgang, and brother and drummer Alex, by his side. Reports say that the last 72 hours Eddie's ongoing health battle went massively downhill -- doctors discovered his throat cancer had moved to his brain as well as other organs. Eddie had been battling cancer for well over a decade.

He'd been in and out of the hospital over the past year and was flying between the US and Germany for 5 years to get radiation treatment. Nevertheless, he continued to attend concerts and rehearse music with his son, Wolfgang, who became Van Halen's bassist in 2006.

Wolfgang, shared the sad news via his social media. He wrote, "I can't believe I'm having to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning. "He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I've shared with him on and off stage was a gift. My heart is broken and I don't think I'll ever fully recover from this loss. I love you so much, Pop." 
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