The founder of the Van Halen and one of the most iconic songwriters of all time, Eddie Van Halen’s unseen interview has been exposed for the first time.

As you will read Eddie’s statements below, he stated that ‘no one is the greatest’ for him and every guitarist great for him.

You can read the interview below, transcribed by Alternative Nation.

Interviewer:

“Hey Eddie, I’ve got to start off by apologizing to you. When I was 13 I bought a bootleg Van Halen shirt, because I couldn’t afford to the main shirt. Because you had to be cool, if you didn’t have a Van Halen shirt, you weren’t cool back then, so I have to apologize for that.”

Eddie Van Halen:

“Well you’re still not cool, you’re still not wearing one.”

Interviewer:

“No, but I own your shoes, and your son’s shoes from the LAPD charity golf tournament, I was the one who bought them.”

Eddie:

“Oh cool.”

Interviewer:

“Why is it when you play guitar, why is it when the greats like you, I consider you the greatest guitar player ever. Why is it that you guys do the animated faces when you’re playing?”

Eddie:

“I don’t think about it when I do it.”

Interviewer:

“I consider you the greatest.”

Eddie:

“Well thank you.”

Interviewer:

“Who do you consider the greatest?”

Eddie:

“I think everybody is great really. It’s self-expression, I don’t think that anybody is better than anybody else.”

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