Most of us are at a loss for words right now. But a few friends of the station have put it eloquently – the loss of Eddie Van Halen is deep and profound.
"Eddie literally changed the way players play the guitar. That band upstairs is getting pretty damn amazing. Prayers and healing to his family, friends, and fans. ❤️"
Dear Eddie, Working with you was one of the brightest highlights of my life. Your friend forever, @TheMickJones
"❤️ to your family and thank you for all those countless “how did he DO THAT????!!” moments. "
"I just found out that my guitar hero Eddie had passed away. I have fond memories of the tours we did together! He’s up there shredding!!!! RIP my friend."
"Eddie was a pioneer, a genius and a friend. Today, the world has lost a legend, and a true original. Sending love to his family and friends."
"This goes beyond the passing of a great guitarist, but rather is a tremendous loss of a great man who truly helped to change my life and path with his guitar and sound. He helped forge the way for myself and many and will be deeply missed. Rest in peace, Eddie."
"The members of Duran Duran are all very sad to hear the news about @eddievanhalen. What an extraordinary musician he was! Their thoughts are with his families and friends."
"My heart is broken. Eddie was not only a Guitar God, but a genuinely beautiful soul. Rest in peace, Eddie! "
"Shocked and saddened by the passing of one of musics #legendary and all-time great innovative #guitarists ????Prayers ????????and condolences to @eddievanhalen family ????#EVH #RestInPower."
"Rest in peace guitar legend Eddie Van Halen. We will miss you."
"Heartbroken and speechless. My love to the family."
"Crushed. So fucking crushed. RIP Eddie Van Halen. You changed our world. You were the Mozart of rock guitar. Travel safe rockstar."