Ringing out around the world is the news of legendary guitarist and ‘tapping technique’ pioneer Eddie Van Halen’s death at the age of 65 from a ten year battle with throat cancer, in Santa Monica, California.
With that, not only did we load up the morning with Van Halen tracks, deep and popular, but we had sound from Eddie himself throughout the years. There were also interviews with him & the rest of the band, behind-the-scenes stories and interviews with our own celebrities, jocks & listeners on their memories of the late classic rocker.
EDDIE WITH JIM KELLY
KELLY ON EVH:
BULL (FRONT ROW) WITH EDDIE AND THE BAND
Morning Bull interviews regarding Eddie Van Halen:
Jeff Criden is a former Warner Brothers Records promotion rep and life long Western New Yorker who spent a lot of time on the road with Van Halen from the early 80’s to 2000, and he had some great stories to tell about Eddie and his time with the band.
Noel Monk was manager of Van Halen from 1978 to 1985 and joined us back in 2017 to discuss his book ‘Runnin With The Devil’, his memoirs of traveling and managing the classic rock quartet. We had it in highlight-replay form for you today to hear some of his recounts and tales of life on the road, managing Van Halen.
Andrew Bennett is an author and journalist that famously spent ‘212 Days and Nights With Van Halen’–which is coincidentally the title of his book that he called us, this morning, to talk about! He had some crazy tales of how Eddie handled his spare time—if he ever really had any. He also told us some cool stuff about the filming and documenting he got to see while being personally recruited for the project by EVH!
Billy Sheehan, bassist from Talas and Mr. Big, great friend of the show and Buffalo boy, joined Morning Bull to reflect on his time with Talas and their tour in 1979 with Van Halen!
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