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Five Easy Shred Licks Inspired by Eddie Van Halen

If you’re looking for some easy shred licks, you’ve come to the right place. Robert Baker has uploaded a lesson in which he demonstrates five pattern-based shred licks that are much easier to play than they sound.The theme to these licks, as Robert explains, is take one shape and move it across the strings.“Quite a few of these are inspired by Eddie Van Halen,” he says. “To me, he’s the master.... …

How Eddie Van Halen Helped John Frusciante Score a Wah Pedal

Anyone who’s heard John Frusciante’s work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers knows the man loves the wah pedal. And not just any wah pedal but the Ibanez WH10, a pedal from the Eighties.The WH10 had a switch that adjusted the frequency range for use with guitars and basses, and it had a depth control to control the effect’s intensity.Unfortunately, the popular pedal was also made of plastic. And... …

Unreleased Eddie Van Halen Track from 1984 Streaming

The Van Halen News Desk is streaming a short track called “Strike,” written by Eddie Van Halen for the 1984 teen comedy film The Wild Life.A snippet of the music appears in the movie as someone bowls a strike (hence the song’s title). This is the first time the full recording has been available to the public.The Van Halen News Desk says more of full, raw tracks Van Halen wrote for the movie... …

Watch Eddie Van Halen's "Beat It" Guitar Solo Performed on Bottles

Four gents (sometimes five) who call themselves the Bottle Boys cover famous songs using nothing but bottles. By this we mean they blow into the top (the hole, the spout) of different types of bottles to produce specific tones.Anyway, they recently accepted a challenge to cover Eddie Van Halen's guitar solo from Michael Jackson's 1983 mega-hit, "Beat It." You can watch the results below."[Have... …

Review: EVH 5150 IIIS EL34 Amp Head and 4x12 Cabinet

PLATINUM AWARDThe 5150 amp designed by Eddie Van Halen is an indisputable modern classic.From the first 5150 amp introduced in 1992, through the 5150 III head that was the very first EVH brand product 10 years ago, to the EVH 5150 IIIS that was Ed’s main amp in the studio and on stage these last few years, the 5150 has become one of the most popular amps of all time for both pros and aspiring... …

Eddie Van Halen Donates 75 Personal Guitars to Schools' Music Programs

Earlier this week, Eddie Van Halen visited CNN to discuss the importance of music education in schools.Joining him was Felice Mancini, CEO of the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, a nonprofit music-education organization that assists low-income students.You might remember that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer actually donated 75 of his personal guitars to the organization several years ago. "It was... …

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