• DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN: 'When I First Heard EDDIE VAN HALEN, It Sounded Like Someone Could Fly'

    6 days ago - By Blabber Mouth

    DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen has reflected on the passing of Eddie Van Halen, calling him "one of the most amazing influences ever." The legendary VAN HALEN guitarist died on October 6 at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer.
    Speaking to Everyone Loves Guitar , Collen said : "We're talking about Eddie and the amazing impact he had on musicians, influences on guitar players and everything. It wasn't just the guitar playing, obviously. He was one of the most amazing influences ever. There was Jimi Hendrix in the '60s, and then Eddie Van Halen. Anyone who plays electric guitar...
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