Eddie Van Halen – When I’m home on a…

When I’m home on a break, I lock myself in my room and play guitar…


“When I’m home on a break, I lock myself in my room and play guitar. After two or three hours, I start getting into this total meditation. It’s a feeling few people experience, and that’s usually when I come up with weird stuff. It just flows. I can’t force myself. I don’t sit down and say I’ve got to practice.”
-Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen – David Lee Roth had the…

David Lee Roth had the idea that if you covered a successful song, you were…


“David Lee Roth had the idea that if you covered a successful song, you were half way home. C’mon – Van Halen doing ‘Dancing in the Streets’? It was stupid. I started feeling like I would rather bomb playing my own songs than be successful playing someone else’s music.”
-Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen – I mean it’s funny, playing…

I mean it’s funny, playing music, how of course you want it to do well…


“I mean it’s funny, playing music, how of course you want it to do well, you want them to like it, but it’s not competitive like an election, it’s the Olympics, it’s not a Formula 1 race. The Billboard charts are just to show you what people like.”
-Eddie Van Halen