Daily Distraction: Remembering the late Eddie Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen, longtime guitarist for popular rock band Van Halen, has died at age 65 following a battle with cancer.
Van Halen's son, Wolfgang, confirmed the news on Twitter.
Van Halen was easily one of the most influential guitar players of his generation, a musician whose flash and technical prowess are captured in videos like the one posted below, which also includes a warning commiserate with his admirable skillset: "This video may cause serious injury or death. Side effects may include melting of face due to awesomeness, hair falling out, and [causing your] eyes and ears to explode!"