Eddie Van Halen

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Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen (born January 26, 1955 in Nijmegen) is a Dutch-born American musician, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, keyboardist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen. He is considered to be one of the world's greatest guitarists, and one of the most influential rock guitarists of the 20th century. In 2010, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Van Halen number seventy in the list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists. In 2012, he was voted in a Guitar World magazine reader's poll as the number one of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" over Brian May of Queen (number two) and Alex Lifeson of Rush (number three). Van Halen is on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work with electric guitars next to Slash and Jimi Hendrix.

 

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Birth Name

Edward Lodewijk van Halen

Instruments

Guitar, vocals

Origin

United States

Years active

1971–present

Genre

Date Born

Wednesday, January 26, 1955

City Born

Nijmegen, Netherlands

Age

65

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Eddie Van Halen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : taken from - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Van_Halen http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/