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Entertainment Guitars played, partly made by Eddie Van Halen go to auction

18:16  19 october  2020
18:16  19 october  2020 Source:   ap.org

Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65

  Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65 NEW YORK (AP) — Eddie Van Halen, the guitar virtuoso whose blinding speed, control and innovation propelled his band Van Halen into one of hard rock’s biggest groups, fueled the unmistakable fiery solo in Michael Jackson’s hit “Beat It” and became elevated to the status of rock god, has died. He was 65 A person close to Van Halen’s family confirmed the rocker died Tuesday due to cancer. The person was not authorized to publicly release details in advance of an official announcement.

— Two guitars owned, played and partly designed by the late Eddie Van Halen will be going up for auction . A 2004 EVH Charvel Art Series electric The auction also includes a Fender Stratocaster played , and smashed, by Kurt Cobain on Nirvana's 1994 In Utero Tour, and a crystal-studded white

Edward Lodewijk Van Halen (Dutch: [ˈɛdʋart ˈloːdəˌʋɛi̯k fɑn ˈɦaːlə(n)], /væn ˈheɪlən/ van HAY-lən; January 26, 1955 – October 6, 2020) was an American musician, songwriter, producer, and inventor.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Two guitars owned, played and partly designed by the late Eddie Van Halen will be going up for auction.

FILE - David Lee Roth, left, and Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen perform on Aug. 13, 2015, in Wantagh, N.Y. Van Halen, who had battled cancer, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. He was 65. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - David Lee Roth, left, and Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen perform on Aug. 13, 2015, in Wantagh, N.Y. Van Halen, who had battled cancer, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. He was 65. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

A 2004 EVH Charvel Art Series electric guitar and a customized electric guitar Van Halen built at his home studio with his guitar tech Matt Bruck and given to a friend in 1991 will be among the items for sale at the event dubbed “Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ‘N’ Roll,” starting Dec. 5, Julien's Auctions announced Monday.

Jimmy Kimmel, Billy Idol react to death of Eddie Van Halen

  Jimmy Kimmel, Billy Idol react to death of Eddie Van Halen Reaction to the death of guitar rock god Eddie Van Halen, who passed away Tuesday at age 65 after battling cancer. “Rest in peace guitar legend Eddie Van Halen. Broken heart We will miss you," tweeted Billy Idol. “Two of the best hours of my life were spent chatting with Eddie Van Halen. A great musician, yes - also a funny and lovely guy who will be missed terribly. Sending love to Janie, Wolf, Alex & all those who loved him," Jimmy Kimmel“Rest in peace guitar legend Eddie Van Halen. Broken heart We will miss you," tweeted Billy Idol.

Eddie Van Halen was asked on "what was it like" building his iconic Frankenstrat guitar , to which he told Music Radar : "Let me start at the beginning. "When I first started playing guitar , I was at the local music store, which wasn't even a music store, it was kind of like a Radio Shack that also sold

Eddie Van Halen Donates 75 Of His Own Guitars To Public Schools (2012) Garfield High School is one of 7 high schools on the receiving end of the 75 guitars

Both guitars were hand-striped by Van Halen in the familiar style of most of his guitars dating back to the first Van Halen album in 1978. Each of the guitars is expected to fetch between $60,000 and $80,000.

The guitar legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer died of cancer on Oct. 6 at age 65.

The auction was in already in the works at the time.

“As we were preparing for our annual ‘Icons & Idols: Rock and Roll’ auction lineup, we were stunned to hear the sad news of Eddie Van Halen’s passing last week,” Julien’s Auction’s president Darren Julien said in a statement. “We are honored to include at this event two of his iconic guitars from his brilliant and blazing career as one of rock’s greatest and most gifted guitar heroes.”

The auction also includes a Fender Stratocaster played, and smashed, by Kurt Cobain on Nirvana's 1994 In Utero Tour, and a crystal-studded white glove worn by Michael Jackson on the Jackson brothers' 1984 Victory Tour.

Van Halen's California hometown plans memorial to guitarist .
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Eddie Van Halen's Southern California hometown will memorialize the late guitar legend, but it's still unclear what form the tribute will take. The Pasadena City Council on Monday directed officials to come up with ideas and report back on how to best remember the rock icon who died of cancer Oct. 6 at age 65. The city might consider renaming a street or alley near one of Van Halen's 1970s rehearsal spaces, the Pasadena Star-News reported. Other considerations are building a statue, installing a plaque or rechristening a city building, the newspaper said.

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