Entertainment Eddie Van Halen's Glen Campbell request

18:17  11 august  2017
18:17  11 august  2017 Source:   BANG Showbiz

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Eddie Van Halen is best known as the lead guitarist and a co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen . Although listed as number seventy in the Rolling Stone magazine’ s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists, Eddie is considered by many as one of the most influential guitarists of the past century.

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Eddie Van Halen once asked Alice Cooper to book him a guitar lesson with Glen Campbell.

Alice has revealed the Van Halen lead guitarist was so in awe of the country music legend - who sadly lost his battle with Alzheimer's Disease on Tuesday (08.08.17) aged 81 - that he was desperate to pick up some tips from the star.

He said: "Eddie Van Halen asked one time, he said, 'Could you get me a guitar lesson with Glen?' Most rockers would go, 'What?' That's the kind of guitar player he was.

"He was considered one of the five best guitar players out there.

"He was one of the premier guitar players in rock and country. A lot of people don't know the respect he had in the rock and roll world."

Glen Campbell dead at 81

  Glen Campbell dead at 81 Singer Glen Campbell has died, aged 81. The Wichita Lineman hitmaker, who released his final album, Adios, earlier this year (17), had been battling Alzheimer's disease for years before his death on Tuesday (08Aug17), and his family admitted him to a hospice last year (16) when he became a danger to himself and others. Speaking of his battle with the memory robbing condition in June, 2016, his wife Kim confessed the country legend had lost the ability to speak and no longer recognised family members. "He is content and cheerful," Kim, his wife of 35 years, told U.S. news show Access Hollywood Live. "He's kinda in his own little world but he sings to himself a lot. "He has complete aphasia; he doesn't understand language and he can't communicate verbally. But he understands the universal language of love and smiles and kisses and hugs And he enjoys dessert." The Rhinestone Cowboy singer was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2011 and continued touring until 2014, when he was moved into a long-term care community near his Nashville, Tennessee home. Campbell's career spanned six decades and he sold over 45 million records. Born in Billstown, Arkansas, Glen was one of 12 kids in a sharecropping family. He picked up the guitar as a child and became a big fan of jazz musician Django Reinhardt. Campbell dropped out of school at the age of 14 and moved to Wyoming to perform with a musician uncle.

Sam Campbell - Eddie Van Halen —Eruption. Electric Guitar—Overdriven Guitar.

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Glen was diagnosed with the disease six years ago, and Alice admits it was a "relief" for the 'Rhinestone Cowboy' hitmaker that he was able to say goodbye to his fans.

Speaking on TV station Fox 10, he added: "I think it's a relief for Glen and the family. I'm sure if it were up to Glen, five years ago would've been fine with him. [His wife] Kim was so faithful taking care of him. His kids were so faithful taking care of him. They're in that period now of grief that's unexplainable."

Several stars have paid tribute to Glen since his passing, including Billy Ray Cyrus, who praised the late singer for being a huge inspiration throughout his career.

He wrote: "Glen Campbell was such a huge influence on me. Growing up, I studied his writing, songs and how he was an 'entertainer's entertainer.' Along with Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner, Glen Campbell was one of the first to parlay country music into mainstream television and broaden the entire country music fan base across the globe. Ride on Rhinestone Cowboy. God Bless. (sic)"

Dolly also took to her Twitter account to pay tribute to Glen, insisting he had one of the "greatest voices" ever, and could playing "anything".

In a 20-second video, she said: "Glen Campbell was special because he was so gifted. Glen is one of the greatest voices that ever was in the business and he was one of the greatest musicians.

"He was a wonderful session musician as well, a lot of people don't realise that.

"He could play anything and he could play it really well, so he was just extremely talented."

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