Adam Jones pays tribute to Eddie Van Halen: “100 years from now, when people talk about the history of music, they will talk about Van Halen“

[L-R] Adam Jones and Eddie Van Halen
(Image credit: David Edward / Larry Marano/Getty Images)

The first time I heard Van Halen, a friend’s babysitter played the first album for me. It was like the clouds parting, or like aliens had landed and they were showing us how music is played. 

Running with the Devil – the guitar comes in and it chills you to the bone – in a good way. It scared me. And then Eruption comes on and you haven’t heard anything like it at all. It was a lot different from the freedom rock I was listening to at that time. It was weird music.  

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