An Open Letter to Eddie Van Halen
Posted by jhochstat on March 27, 2008
On the list of the 25 albums that should NOT have been recorded, #13 Van Halen III has an open letter to Eddie Van Halen in addition to the commentary.
Here is the letter in its entirety
(An open letter to Eddie Van Halen)
You don’t know me, but I was one of your biggest fans. (Stress on the word “was.”) Face it, poncho, you were the shit. Other than Hendrix, what other person was so identifiable with the rock guitar other than you? Your opening riff to “Mean Streets” still boggles my mind!!!
But why are you such a control-freak asshole? We know that Dave’s a jerk-off and you probably won’t work with him again. But come on, dude, Sammy’s a nice guy. Bury the hatchet already!!! Just make peace with him, put some beer in your belly and get up on stage and shred!
I just don’t like the guy you’ve become, my little Eddie. Coming from a fan, you really need to pull yourself together. Stop being an ass, m’kay?
P.S. Although you’re a great guitarist, I still say the best thing you ever fingered was Valerie Bertinelli.