Iconic American musician Eddie Van Halen rose to fame as the guitarist, vocalist, keyboardist, and primary songwriter of the rock band Van Halen. He co-founded with his brother, Alex, back in 1972. Eddie has also recorded the solo on the Michael Jackson track, Beat It. Van Halen managed to chart 13 number-one hits in the history of Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock.
Later, VH1 even ranked the band in seventh place on a list of the top 100 hard rock artists of all time. Later in 2007, Van Halen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Rolling Stone has hailed Eddie Van Halen as the 4th greatest guitarist of all time in 2023.
The former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar has recently opened up, saying that it is criminal that a tribute concert has not been arranged in honor of his fellow musician and good friend, Eddie Van Halen.
The Red Rocker Hagar has further added that a memorial show should have been organized in honor of the legendary guitarist. Hagar has further admitted that he is rather disappointed with how they all have handled everything. This also includes the way he left the band and what these people did.
Eddie Van Halen Net Worth
Eddie Van Halen‘s Net Worth is estimated to be something around $100 million. In an early interview in 2017, Eddie Van Halen has earlier admitted that he feels like a 60-year-old punk kid who continues to play guitar in a rock band, and feels like he is so blessed and so honored to be able to make music. The late artist has always opened up about his passion for music and how he battled through his life only to create iconic tracks.
Wolfgang Van Halen has recently opened up about a possible tribute concert but declined to point the finger at anyone for the fact that the much-awaited tribute gig for the guitar hero did not quite happen.
Wolfgang Van further stated that some people are too full of themselves to let others have a good time, but he would love to just sit here and talk about the truth.
Who Is Eddie Van’s Wife?
Janie Liszewski later became Eddie Van Halen’s public relations rep, and that career went on to alter both of their lives forever. According to close sources, the two crossed other when Janie was hired to be his publicist, and it was three years after which they joined professional forces, and later Liszewski and Van Halen tied the knot.
Van Halen popped the question in 2008 as he got on one knee in a private room at Tiffany while they were on vacation in Hawaii. The two later married the following year at a private wedding ceremony that took place in their home. It was a beautiful ceremony where the groom was in flip-flops, and the bride walked down the aisle to a string quartet’s rendition of “When It’s Love”.
What Happened To Eddie Van Halen?
Sadly, Eddie Van Halen passed away at the age of 65. The musician succumbed after fighting a long battle with cancer. As the artist’s cause of death was later revealed to be a cerebrovascular accident, or what can be called, a stroke. Eddie was also suffering from pneumonia, along with a bone marrow disorder, and also had lung cancer.
Tom Morello later paid a heartfelt tribute to the late artist as he stated that Eddie Van Halen was the Mozart of their generation while adding how he had the kind of talent that maybe comes around once a century.
Queen guitarist Brian Maya also paid a heartfelt tribute as he stated how those truly magical fingers opened the door to a new kind of playing while further adding that Eddie was way too young to be taken. He concluded while calling Eddie, the most original and dazzling rock guitarist in history.