Happy 57th Birthday Eddie Van Halen!
Posted by Michael Mueller on January 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM
On this day (Jan. 26) in 1955, in Nijmegen, Netherlands, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen erupted into this world (sorry, couldn't resist), and by the time this little Dutch boy turned 30, he had become one of the two (the other being Jimi Hendrix) most innovative and influential rock guitarists in history.
While Ed's had more downs than ups in recent memory, his place among the all-time greats is set in stone, and we're all hoping and cheering for a return to his glorious form of old for Van Halen's 2012 tour. Let's put it this way, he'd better be back in form for what I paid for tickets!
Happy birthday, Ed!