“Don’t be sad he’s gone, just be glad he was here, Godspeed Eddie Van Halen…”
The comment above was left on this video from an Eddie Van Halen fan named Roscoe. While it’s still hard to believe that Eddie Van Halen is no longer with us, we’re also so thankful and grateful that he was here.
Back in 1998, Eddie invited Chris Connelly from MTV into his home to tour his home studio. During the segment, Eddie shares with Chris that Van Halen’s Diver Down album was the reason why he created the studio. Diver Down was widely criticized for containing so many cover songs, so Eddie figured he’d rather bomb with his own music, than be known as the world’s biggest cover band. Their own music definitely didn’t bomb…
Enjoy this look back at Eddie Van Halen giving MTV and the world a tour of his home studio in 1998!