Steven Wilson issues apology to Wolfgang Van Halen over EVH comments

Eddie Van Halen and Steven Wilson
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Steven Wilson has taken to Twitter to offer Wolfgang Van Halen an apology for his recent comments regarding Eddie Van Halen.

In an interview with Face Culture, the Porcupine Tree founder said he was "never a fan" of EVH, who he dubbed the "father" of the "so-called shredder movement" and the "shredder phenomenon which is so vile to me". As a result, he claimed that Eddie Van Halen's death didn't affect him.

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Matt Owen
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Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.