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Eddie Van Halen Has Superhuman Ears

We all know Eddie Van Halen is good with his hands -- and if a story making the rounds about the Van Halen guitarist is accurate, he's been blessed with some pretty sharp ears, too.

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30 Years Ago: Eddie Van Halen Joins Michael Jackson on Stage

Eddie Van Halen reprised his solo on 'Beat It' during a stop on the Jacksons' 'Victory' tour.

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31 Years Ago: Eddie Van Halen Joins Michael Jackson on ‘Beat It’

Eddie Van Halen didn't even get a mention on Michael Jackson's mega-smash album 'Thriller,' which celebrates it's 31 year anniversary today (Nov. 30), despite having a heavy hand in the success of the third radio single. The guitarist says he did the solo on 'Beat It' for free -- and even wound up re-arranging the song while Jackson was out of the room.

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30 Years Ago: Brian May and Eddie Van Halen Release ‘Star Fleet Project’

Thirty years ago, the Star Fleet Project blasted off. No, this wasn’t a NASA initiative, but perhaps the greatest convergence of nerdy rock musicians this side of Rush.

It all started with Queen guitar god and amateur astro

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30 Years Ago: Michael Jackson + Eddie Van Halen Hit No. 1 with ‘Beat It’

Pop and R&B star Michael Jackson was looking to broaden his audience base when he invited Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen to play on a track from the album he was working on as a follow-up to his best-selling 1979 disc 'Off the Wall.'

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Eddie Van Halen Gets a Visit From the Toxic Twins – Pic of the Week

Van Halen finally returned to the stage over the weekend (April 20) at the Stone Music Festival in Sydney, Australia and look who showed up for the festivities – Joe Perry and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. Okay, in all fairness, Aerosmith was on the bill as well, but it still made for some great photo ops behind the scenes.

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Eddie Van Halen Has Emergency Surgery [VIDEO]

According to Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates, Eddie Van Halen said he copied the synth part from "Kiss on My List", and used it in 1984's "Jump".

Eddie won't be doing much jumping right now, a matter of fact, he's going to need around six weeks to recover from emergency surgery.

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Did a Bad Hot Dog Inspire Eddie Van Halen to Write ‘Jump’?

Getting Eddie Van Halen to talk about the inspiration behind any of his songwriting efforts is rather difficult, in part because he refuses to take much credit for his work. “I’ve said plenty of times, I can’t claim to ever have really written anything. Because I don’t really feel like I’m responsible, it comes through me.”

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The Story Behind Eddie Van Halen’s Public School Guitar Donation Revealed

Back in January, Eddie Van Halen donated 75 guitars from his collection to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation for use in Los Angeles public schools. In a new interview, Felice Mancini, the foundation’s executive director, explains how the transfer took place.

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Was Eddie Van Halen Really Playing Music in “Back To The Future” Movie? [VIDEO]

If you hit the pause button during the "Back To The Future" scene where Marty McFly, dressed in a spacesuit, wakes his sleeping father, you will notice the words "Edward Van Halen" on the audio cassette before being loaded into the "walkman".

Now, 27 years after the short-lived DeLorean resurrection later (has it really been that long?), the elusive question on the minds of classic rockers has been answered.

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Eddie Van Halen on Band’s Early Cover Song Days: ‘We Sounded Pretty Silly’

Van Halen has issued the third in their videotaped series of self-interviews, and this episode finds the three current and original members of the group joking and laughing about their early days as well as their ill-fated attempts to accurately cover hit dance songs of the era.

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Eddie Van Halen Auctioning Signed Guitar For Charity

We still don’t know when we’ll hear him play guitar again, but Eddie Van Halen is putting at least one of his axes to good use right now: he’s offering it up for auction, with the proceeds going to benefit the Drop in the Bucket charity — and the winner walking away with a true one-of-a-kind instrument.

The guitar in question is a 1999 Wolfgang Translucent Cherry Sunburst 5A Flametop, autographed by EVH himself and complete with a certificate of authenticity. One of the first Wolfgangs ever produced, it’s been owned by Eddie since it was made.

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