MusicRadar says Eddie Van Halen isn’t just a legend of his time. He’s a legend for all times.
The website for musicians recently posted the results of a readers poll asking who they think is the greatest guitarist of all time. Eddie placed third behind Jeff Beck and Jimi Hendrix.
MusicRadar added their own praise for Eddie and included a nod to his often overlooked ability to play rhythm guitar.
A legend of his time, a legend for all times. Has any player ever looked so joyful onstage? It shone in every note Eddie played and the shadow his loss cast was all the darker for it. His lead breaks were pure electricity but his rhythm playing was the foundation that drove his songwriting with brother Alex. Technique and tones that will take a lifetime to fully digest.
MusicRadar’s Ten Greatest Guitarists Of All Time (Reader’s Poll)
- Jimi Hendrix
- Jeff Beck
- Eddie Van Halen
- Jimmy Page
- Joe Bonamassa
- David Gilmour
- Mark Knopfler
- Stevie Ray Vaughan
You can read the entire MusicRadar article HERE.