Eddie Van Halen’s longtime guitar tech, Tom Weber, is currently in danger of losing his home. The death of EVH, the COVID-19 pandemic and the closing of his guitar repair shop has plunged Weber into financial hardship, so Van Halen fans have chipped in to raise money for the guitar hero.
Weber was booked to tech for Reba McEntire’s 2020 tour before being scheduled to work with Poison for their supporting slot on Motley Crue and Def Leppard’s stadium co-headliner. “It was going to be one of those years where my family wasn’t going to see me, but it was going to be a $200,000 year. And I thought, 'This will allow me to pay off my house. It’s going to be amazing,' ” Weber said. “And of course it went from a banner year to zero income overnight.”