Nancy Wilson bought Eddie Van Halen an acoustic guitar after he told her he didn’t own one

Eddie Van Halen and Nancy Wilson
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We’ve witnessed scores of tributes to Eddie Van Halen since the guitarist passed away on October 6 after a long battle with cancer.

Now Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson has offered her own rather sweet Eddie Van Halen story in an interview with Dave Lawrence .

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.