You can count Heart's Nancy Wilson among the musicians looking to pay tribute musically to the late guitar icon Eddie Van Halen. While speaking with All Things Considered's Dave Lawrence, Wilson revealed her upcoming solo album has an instrumental titled "For Edward" and she also shared a past connection with the group when she gifted Eddie an acoustic guitar after learning he didn't have one.
"I was the first one to ever give him an acoustic guitar," recalls Wilson. "When we were touring with those guys [Van Halen] in the '80s, he was, like, 'I like how you play that acoustic.' And I said, 'Well, why don't you play more acoustic?' And he goes, 'Well, I don't have an acoustic.' And I said, 'You don't have an acoustic? What?'"