Dave Davies, Stone Gossard, Ritchie Blackmore and others have been offering tributes to Eddie Van Halen since news of his passing went public on Tuesday.
“Eddie Van Halen was a brilliant guitarist who started a technique of guitar playing which was emulated by a whole generation of guitarists,” Ritchie Blackmore said. “He was one of the nicest musicians I ever met in the music business. Very shy and not at all conceited about his ability as a guitar player.”
Read more tributes to Eddie here.