The Eddie Van Halen Ballad Comes Pre-Written
Sammy Hagar on encountering Eddie Van Halen in 2006, via this amazing, sad excerpt in Rolling Stone: He may have lost a chunk of his tongue to cancer, but he was still smoking cigarettes. He claimed the cancer came from putting the guitar pick in his mouth while he used his fingers to play. He walked around all day drinking cheap shiraz straight out of the bottle. That’s why his teeth...