#RIP Edward Van Halen (1955-2020)

#Legend

Man, that NEVER gets old…and the joy he gets from playing is palpable.

When I watch Ed play that now, I think of Neil Peart, stoic percussionist for one of my other favorite bands, “Rush,” who we also lost to cancer in January of this year.  During a documentary on the band, Neil disclosed that he “will never get tired of playing Tom Sawyer because it’s always difficult to play right, and any time I do play it right, I feel good!”

Indeed.

What Ed Van Halen did with his songs and solos, was equally unmatched.

True originals, masters and innovators gone too soon.