Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolf Van Halen, his bandmates, Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony, and his longtime friend and Queen guitarist Brian May didn’t forget to pay tribute to the late guitarist on his birthday through their social media accounts.
Eddie Van Halen is still considered one of the most talented and successful guitarists in the world, and his unique way of playing guitar has changed the instrument’s history and inspired many young musicians. Also, he was a good father and friend even though he went through hard times because of his battle with addiction and several health issues, which unfortunately caused his early death on October 6, 2020.
Therefore, his friends, bandmates, and of course his son wanted to honor the legendary guitarist on his birthday. As one of them, Brian May, who was his great friend and collaborated with Eddie for his ‘Star Fleet Project’ project, celebrated his birthday, saying that he will always be the greatest. In addition, Van Halen’s former vocalist Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony shared their good moments and said they miss him.
Along with these musicians, his son and bandmate, Wolf Van Halen, shared an emotional post, including his childhood photo with his father, highlighting that he will always love and miss Eddie. It can be said that the late guitarist and his legacy will never be forgotten by his family, friends, and fans all around the world, and it’s hard to accept the fact rock music lost an irreplaceable and unique musician.
May’s IG caption read:
“Happy Birthday dear brother Ed VH. You’re still the greatest. Thanks for finding these pics.”
Here’s what Sammy Hagar wrote:
“Happy birthday, my dear friend, I sure do miss you. Thank God we still and always will have the music to celebrate. On this day, 24 hours of VH in order.”
Michael Anthony added:
“Happy Birthday Ed, I miss you brother! You were such a huge part of my life, I will always celebrate and wave the VH flag high!”
Wolf Van Halen added:
“Happy Birthday, Pop. I love and miss you more than you could ever know.”
You can check out the photos and tweet below.
Happy Birthday, Pop. I love and miss you more than you could ever know. pic.twitter.com/FmATNkfm9s
— Wolf Van Halen 🐺 🚐 🙌 (@WolfVanHalen) January 26, 2022