As an homage to Eddie Van Halen, Journey guitarist Neal Schon has shared a video of himself freestyling on an EVH Striped Series guitar.
“A little tribute to Ed,” Schon posted to Instagram. “It was so amazing to be on Van Halen’s first tour with him. I watched him annihilate every single night and was grateful I didn’t have to follow him.”
Schon first witnessed Eddie’s jaw-dropping skills on the guitar in 1978 when Van Halen was the supporting act for Journey while on the band’s Infinity tour.
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