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In Memory of Eddie Van Halen

Why the legendary guitarist’s music will live forever

The death of Edward Van Halen on October 6 was not just another punishing blow to a genre of music still processing the loss of Rush’s Neil Peart and UFO’s Pete Way, but a strike to the solar plexus of melody itself.

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