Adios, Eddie. RIP

When I wrote my latest novel, Until Summer Comes Around, there was one song that played through my head over and over again. “Love Walks In” by Van Halen (or Van Hagar, if you prefer). It was one the songs I taped off the radio when I was a kid. It compared love to something alien (aliens were one of my favorite things, at the time) and it just sounded so good. When I decided to place my story in 1986 , there was no way this song and album (5150) wouldn’t work its way in.

Contact is all it takes…

I’d been exposed to the mighty Van Halen via the David Lee Roth videos on MTV from the 1984 album, but it was “Love Walks In” that made me a VH fan. While there’s a shit ton of keyboards on this tune and album, it’s the guitar solo that held every ounce of vocal magic as Sammy on this one.

I guess I’ve always been some sort of hopeless romantic from the very start. I probably wanted Cyndi Lauper to be the girl that walked in, but alas, she never did.

This song meant so much to me then, and still thrills me today when I crank it up in my van. I’ve even caught my boy singing along to “Dreams” a time or two.

The world has certainly lost a great guitarist, one of the very best, and maybe the most influential. Also, a son has lost his father and bother lost his brother. I can relate to both of those.

RIP, Eddie.

Published by grolfe

Glenn Rolfe is an author, singer, songwriter and all around fun loving guy from the haunted woods of New England. He has studied Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University, and continues his education in the world of horror by devouring the novels of Stephen King and Richard Laymon. He and his wife, Meghan, have three children, Ruby, Ramona, and Axl. He is grateful to be loved despite his weirdness. He is the author the ghost/mystery/thriller novella, ABRAM'S BRIDGE (Samhain Publishing, 2015) and his latest novella, a Horror/Sci-Fi mash-up, BOOM TOWN (Samhain Publihshing). His debut novel, THE HAUNTED HALLS (James Ward Kirk Publishing, 2014), is available now, as well as his short story collection, SLUSH (Alien Agenda Publishing, 2014). Look for his punk rock band, The Never Nudes, on Amazon and Facebook.

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