During the 2011 Grammys at The Staples Center in Los Angeles, Foster and Bob The Blade ask Robbie Krieger from The Doors about his favorite guitarists and favorite guitar solos. Ed talk starts at 1:10.
Robbie Krieger: “I love [“Eruption”]. I think Van Halen in underrated. He came up with a whole new thing and a lot of people copy him and he was the originator.”
And here’s what Robbie Krieger had to say about Eddie Van Halen from the book, Van Halen 101, by Abel Sanchez:
“I definitely believe that EVH is a musical genius. He invented a new way to play guitar that many have tried to emulate, but few have succeeded in doing so. I know because I’ve tried myself. The trick to playing his tapping style is to get the proper sound. You’ve got to have the proper amounts of feedback, echo, chorus, and a few other things in the right proportions. That’s the easy part. Then you have to learn how to use your right hand all over again. This innovative style is only part of the package. He is also a great arranger, producer and writer.