Eddie Van Halen dead at 65. That’s about my age. All these reminders of mortality keep popping up. He was a bad-boy, glam rock kind of guy, doing insane guitar riffs. Even so, his band Van Halen was more famous for the vocals of David Lee Roth.
He said he got cancer from a metal guitar pick he used to hold in his mouth. I don’t believe it. It was smoking and age that did him in. Either way, we’ve lost a rock-and-roll legend much too soon.