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FILE – Eddie Van Halen, left, embraces his son Wolfgang Van Halen after the rock group Van Halen officially announced their North American tour during a news conference in Los Angeles on Aug. 13, 2007. Eddie Van Halen, who had battled cancer, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. He was 65. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

The musical (and technical) genius of rock music's Eddie Van Halen who passes away at age 65, Producer Phil recounts seeing Van Halen in 1984 at the Seattle Center Coliseum, even rock star Gene Simmons's support couldn't help Van Halen get a record contract early on, Eddie's marriage to Valerie Bertinelli, a 2015 interview reveals more about how Eddie adopted his singular style and how his son--as a 16 year-old (pictured above as a 17 year old)--impacted his sobriety after many years of alcohol abuse.

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