When I was a kid I lived in a situation with no future for myself and no hope. EVH made me interested in the guitar. From then on I had something to cling to that at least gave me something positive to aspire to. Guitar kept me in school and out of prison. A lot of people in my family were not so lucky. I never got as good EVH but I was able to parlay my love of guitar into a career and a business.
I absolutely adored this guy’s talent and even saw Van Halen live twice in my life. I think one of the best moments of my life was watching my idol shred the guitar right in front of me as I sat in the third row. The eruption blew my socks off when I first heard it and his talent is just immense. Now with this news, I feel like I should pick up the guitar again.