Eddie’s mastery, Roth’s mugging highlight Van Halen’s BankAtlantic Show
The Palm Beach Post - almost 5 years
David Lee Roth (right) leads Van Halen at BankAtlantic Center with Wolfgang Van Halen and Eddie Van Halen. (Andrew Nathanson / GatorProduction.com)
Eddie Van Halen is one of those musicians you have to see play live at least once.
The guitar god changed the way the instrument is played in radical ways from the moment Van Halen’s first LP dropped in 1978, but it’s one thing to marvel at the sheer amount of notes and noises he can coax from his guitar listening to the albums or watching the videos on YouTube, it’s another to watch him do it in person.
And so, late in the group’s show at BankAtlantic Center on Tuesday, Eddie Van Halen sat down in the middle of the stage and tapped his way through an absolutely breathtaking solo that only he could do.
And it was, of course, obvious that this was the reason you spend your money to see Van Halen.
Photos: Van Halen at the BankAtlantic Center
Mind you, lead singer David Lee Roth was doing everything he could to give the crowd
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