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Daryl Hall says that Eddie Van Halen asked be Van Halen singer

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Daryl Hall says that Eddie Van Halen asked be Van Halen singer

The guitarist and singer Daryl Hall, known for his work in the duo Hall & Oates, revealed in an interview with Q104.3 that the legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen saw him live in concert after David Lee Roth left Van Halen and when they met he asked him if he would like to replace Lee Roth.


Daryl Hall says that Eddie Van Halen asked be Van Halen singer

“I knew those guys really well. We actually shared some crew and things like that. Eddie came to a show with Valerie (Bertinelli) — this goes back, you know — and David [Lee Roth] had just left the band.

“Eddie said, ‘Do you want to join Van Halen, man?’ He was half-joking, but I think he was serious. I really do believe he was serious. So I took it seriously. I went, ‘Meh, I think not. I think I’ve got my own s–t going on.'”

The musician also said that Eddie Van Halen told him that he used the synthesizer riff part in “Kiss On My List” inspired the Van Halen musician to compose the group’s most famous song “Jump”. “That is what he always told me. He said that inspired ‘Jump'”, Daryl Hall said.

He talked about that with Sammy Hagar

When Daryl Hall interviewed Sammy Hagar, the singer who replaced David Lee Roth in Van Halen, on his AXS TV show “Live From Daryl’s House” back in 2015, the two talked about Hall being invited to join the Hard Rock band.

“They were coming to shows and everything, they wanted to make a change. It would have been weird, wouldn’t? It would have been an interesting combination

Eddie Van Halen’s technique

Early in his career, Eddie played the drums and the keyboard and Alex played the guitar and studied the keyboard. Over time Alex got better than Eddie on drums, and Eddie started to train the guitar, overcoming him.

Eddie is one of the most acclaimed guitarists in history, receiving several honors and mentions from the most varied magazines. He also ranks 8th on the list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine and 7th on the Gibson list of the 50 best guitarists of all time.

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