Eddie Van Halen – Happy Metal Birthday From Metal Odyssey!

EDDIE VAN HALEN – Back on January 26, 1955, one of the greatest guitar players that has ever roamed the Rock and Heavy Music landscape was born. This icon of Rock is also a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer as well. Incredibly documented and noted for his superior guitar wizardry, that in turn has made him become aΒ most influential musician spanning Rock ‘N’ Roll generations is – Eddie Van Halen. Happy Metal Birthday Eddie! The legendary founding member and lead guitarist for Van Halen turns a young 56 today! Whoa… YEAH!

(VAN HALEN I – 1978/Warner Bros. Records)

Van Halen I and Van Halen II are both albums that made my eyeballs widen and my jaw drop to the ground when I was just a young lad. All I can remember was thinking to myself… what is this? This music, this Heavy sound, THAT guitar! I would confidently venture to guess, that I’m not alone in that Rock ‘N’ Roll memory. This was 1978 and 1979 when these first two Van Halen albums were released respectively. Van Halen’s wide-open Hard Rock meets Heavy Metal sound and vibe created some excitement, that was and still is damn amazing to my ears to this very day!


Guess what? Guess who else shares their birthday with Eddie Van Halen on this 26th day of January? Need some hints? He’s a Metalhead lifer. The dude writing this.Β Stone. That’s me! YEAH! Happy Metal Birthday to me! I turn a very young 18 today! Um, alright… maybe I’m not 18 after all. Just add “27” to “18” and you win the Metal prize… which is the answer to my real age! The older I get, the more Rock ‘N’ Roll I need… and Metal is my all natural elixir.

(VAN HALEN II – 1979/Warner Bros. Records)





14 Responses to “Eddie Van Halen – Happy Metal Birthday From Metal Odyssey!”

  1. amypauliffland@optimum.net Says:

    Hey Stone! I just wanted to wish you a great birthday today! Enjoy!!!

  2. Have metal birthday Stone! That is pretty cool having the same birthday as Eddie Van Halen.

    • metalodyssey Says:

      Thanks Metal buddy. It is cool sharing the same B’day with Eddie! I’m listening to “Diver Down” right now! Whoa… this album of cover songs has always been a (gasp) fun Van Halen album to crank up! Plus, “Diver Down” always reminds me of Summer… and good times. πŸ™‚

      Rock Steady and Always Be Ready… “To Bang Thy Head”! πŸ™‚

      – Stone \m/

  3. おθͺ•η”Ÿζ—₯γŠγ‚γ§γ¨γ†γ”γ–γ„γΎγ™οΌ (“Happy birthday!”)

    The only rock star that I’m aware of who shares my birthday is Guns ‘N Roses guitarist DJ Ashba.

    Anyways, what will you do to celebrate your birthday today?

    • metalodyssey Says:

      Thanks tokyo5! Well, I’m hibernating. Both of my daughters caught “the stomach bug” and we’re experiencing an ice/sleet/snow mixture of a storm outside! Whoa. So, listening to Metal, writing a bit, looking after the girls and watching the weather radar is my gig today!

      I will have cake and beer tonight though… then I’ll chase my wife around the house while KISS “Dr. Love” is being cranked up on the stereo. πŸ™‚

  4. Metalchick Says:

    Happy Birthday Stone!!!!!

  5. Have a Happy Metallic Birthday Stone

  6. 80smetalman Says:

    Happy birthday Stone, have a great day partying.

  7. This was one hell of a band, panama was my favorite from them

    but yeah, i agree, eddie van halen is one hell of a guitar player

    my favorites are

    glenn tipton

    elliot easton (the cars) (fun fact: im also left handed like elliot easton)

    slash (guns n roses

    eddie van halen (van halen)

    some others too that havent been brought to mind

    • metalodyssey Says:

      Those are some legendary axe slingers for certain. My list of favorite guitarists is HUGE, too huge to list. However, here goes some all-time faves of mine: Yngwie Malmsteen, Vinnie Moore, Eddie Van Halen, Dave Mustaine, Dimebag, Kerry King, Mark Knopfler, Mick Thompson, Tony Iommi, Jimi Hendrix and of course… Gary Moore, R.I.P.

      If I left any out, I really didn’t, this is just the beginning of my HUGE list! My Metal Buddy Greg Hampton. Fast Eddie Clark. Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing are an incredible guitar duo of Metal… they will also be revered by this Metalhead forever! Slash is among the elite too. There are so many! Whoa… yeah. πŸ™‚

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