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RIP Eddie Van Halen (1955 – 2020)

Eddie Van Halen was a Dutch-American guitarist and songwriter working in hard rock. He enjoyed crossover success with “Jump” (1983), a song that was discouraged from being broadcast on American radio because during 9/11 Americans had witnessed too many jumpers.

In my universe he is known for his guitar solo on “Beat It” (1982) by Michael Jackson.