I'll try to make this short. Undoubtedly, the most influential guitar player of his generation. Without Van Halen you don't have all of the hair metal that popped up in the 80's copying them and as a result, the backlash to those bands that created thrash, hardcore, ect. I would say that the first five albums should be in every rockers collection. VH2 and Diver Down are the weakest of these five, however they do have some gems and a certain charm to them. I never really got into the Hagar era and stopped listening to them after 5150 even though I saw them in concert several times after that.
Like I said in my post about Neil Peart, I was a bass player and started learning guitar the day after I saw Van Halen for the first time, so like many people, he made me want to learn to play guitar.
I know for the past two years there had been rumors about his health so while hearing of his passing is shocking, it isn't surprising.
So, to begin the year with Neil Peart, almost the end of the year and now Van Halen, and everything else that is going on, 2020 is shaping up to be the biggest shit show I've ever lived in my adult life.
Lord Loser: I see you found a new shoutbox...
Nov 25, 2019 14:44:31 GMT -5
ctheokas: What the fork is this!?!
Nov 25, 2019 15:10:54 GMT -5
Lord Loser: There's no need to shout... erm... waitaminute...
Nov 25, 2019 15:59:41 GMT -5
NYPinTA: I forget why I shut it off previously.
Nov 25, 2019 17:45:29 GMT -5
Lord Loser: IIRC... there was an upgrade, new board didn't have it..
Nov 25, 2019 19:29:27 GMT -5
NYPinTA: I think it was me who turned it off. Were the spambots getting to it? Because it's just a box I check off on the forums setting page.
Nov 27, 2019 10:06:06 GMT -5
NYPinTA: I know I had it on trying to get all the people who used to chat on Shield.TV (which is gone) and Whedonesque (which is shut down) but had no real way of getting their attention.
Nov 27, 2019 10:07:01 GMT -5
ctheokas: Happy Thanksgiving, you weirdos.
Nov 28, 2019 11:02:19 GMT -5
NYPinTA: Happy Small Business Saturday. ;P
Nov 30, 2019 13:47:30 GMT -5
ctheokas: WHY ISN'T ANYONE SHOUTING ON THIS THING!?!
Dec 21, 2019 9:14:11 GMT -5
Lord Loser: Have a good one ya bunch of weirdos...
Dec 24, 2019 19:38:04 GMT -5
NYPinTA: Happy New Year!
Jan 1, 2020 0:27:15 GMT -5