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Remembering Eddie Van Halen Through Isolated Tracks

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Eddie Van Halen (1955-2020). Every rock guitarist alive in the 80s regarded Eddie Van Halen as a god. It's the truth. While Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and others were influences that Eddie would often acknowledge, he took the art of rock guitar to another level, literally inventing techniques that would influence countless other guitarists to follow. His melodic chops were honed by an intense admiration for Clapton. It was an admiration so great that he said he learned all of Clapton's Cream solos "note for note" when he first started playing.  As he progressed, becoming the main songwriter for his self-monikered group,...

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Eddie Van Halen Isolated Guitar Tracks

Posted by James Duncan on

In honor of Eddie Van Halen's birthday today, January 26, here's a few tracks of his guitar work, isolated so you hear him alone. While many know him for his speedy fretwork, double picking and hammer-on/harmonic work, he is also a great riff master. Eddie's terrific songwriting chops shine through in his great rhythm guitar parts for Van Halen's tunes. Check out some samples below on "Runnin' With The Devil", "Little Guitars" and "Somebody Get Me A Doctor".  And don't forget to check out our Van Halen memorabila here. For more content like this, updates on our latest arrivals plus a...

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The Hardest Diamonds: 10M+ Selling Hard Rock Albums

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Here's an interesting chart showing the biggest selling hard rock/metal albums of all time, as measured by RIAA certified U.S. sales figures. AC/DC continues to reign supreme in the genre with their brilliant 1980 release Back In Black. Already a double diamond RIAA award winner, can it go for the triple? You will find more infographics at Statista For more content like this, updates on our latest arrivals plus a discount code, subscribe to our MusicGoldmine bi-weekly newsletter here.

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