Mick Fleetwood remembered the “magic” of Eddie Van Halen during a recent interview on Sirius/XM radio.
“Eddie was someone who could a grab any guitar and he could play it upside down,” Fleetwood told Sirius/XM‘s Andy Cohen during the Radio Andy program. “It’s like Jimi Hendrix. They had a magical knack [where] any old piece of nonsense guitar suddenly sounded good. He was a phenomenal, unique player beyond belief and had the magic. He had the magic.”
“We were all lucky as listeners and as musicians and people out there that love Van Halen and loves him — we were given such a great musical treat for not long enough. A great guy. Just crazy, great guy,” added Fleetwood.
Hear the entire Fleetwood segment below: