The death of Eddie Van Halen has shown just how much of an influence the guitarist was on multiple generations of players. In this edition of Gear Factor, YouTuber Jared Dines tells us that Eddie was the one who made him want to pick up a guitar.
“The first song that made me want to play guitar was ‘Eruption,’" says Dines. "It really started with Eddie Van Halen for me. Like millions of others, I started with Van Halen 1 and that record still blows me away and I learned as many Van Halen songs as I could at the time.”