10 Eddie Van Halen Quotes That You Should Read Before You Die

Eddie Van Halen Quotes

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When Van Halen started out, there was no path to fame. We just played what we liked. Even today it always comes down to the simplicity of rock and roll. Eddie Van Halen Quotes

 

“I mean it’s funny, playing music, how of course you want it to do well, you want them to like it, but it’s not competitive like an election, it’s the Olympics, it’s not a Formula 1 race. The Billboard charts are just to show you what people like.”
— Eddie Van Halen Quotes

 

“Obviously you have to have rhythm. If you have rhythm, then you can play anything you need. If you have rhythm and you love music, then play and play and play until you get to where you want to get. If you can pay the rent, great. If you can’t, then you’d better be having fun.”
— Eddie Van Halen Quotes

 

“Most beginners want to learn lead because they think it’s cool .. consequently, they never really develop good rhythm skills .. since most of a rock guitarists time is spent playing rhythm, it’s important to learn to do it well .. learning lead should come after you can play solid backup and have the sound of the chords in your head”
— Eddie Van Halen Quotes

 

“We make music for a living. Like I’ve always said, if you like what you’re doing, you’re halfway there; if someone else likes it, that’s even better. If they don’t like it, at least you like it. Not to be selfish, but you kind of have to be.”
— Eddie Van Halen Quotes

 

“If your going to learn to play lead guitar, get an electric guitar .. it doesn’t have to be an expensive one .. acoustic guitars aren’t good for learning lead, because you can’t play up very high on the neck and they take heavier-gauge strings which makes it hard to bend notes”
— Eddie Van Halen Quotes

 

“Rock & Roll is feeling, and after you know most of the basics … chords, rhythm, scales and bends … getting that feeling is just about the most important aspect of playing guitar”
— Eddie Van Halen Quotes

 

“The only band I was really over-into was Cream. And the only thing I really liked about them was their live stuff ’cause they played two verses, then go off and jam for 20 minutes, come back and do a chorus and end. And I love the live jam stuff, the improvisation.”
— Eddie Van Halen Quotes

 

“I was just a punk kid, trying to get a sound out of a guitar that I couldn’t get off the rack, so I built one myself … I wanted a Gibson type of sound but with a Strat vibrato .. I went to town painting it and I put three pickups back in, but they don’t work – only the rear one works”
— Eddie Van Halen Quotes

 

“On ‘Honeybabysweetiedoll’ I used a Whammy, a Boss OC-3 octave box, a Sustainer and a Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler. That’s only on the intro, where all those weird noises are happening.”
— Eddie Van Halen Quotes

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