It's difficult to say farewell to a true legend - a man who changed the face of rock music forever - when his music can be heard on the airwaves every day. But Eddie is gone, having finally succumbed to his years-long battle with throat cancer.
It gives me a bit of a chill to recall that Trevor and I had discussed Eddie and their acquaintance only a few months ago, but as they were peers it was heartening to consider how they each had influenced and impressed the other. And so it makes me happy to think of them jamming and hanging out together in the past, just two guitar heroes communing in that golden time.
Eddie's music, and his once-in-a-lifetime talent, will continue to astound generations to come. My condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and bandmates, and to all fans worldwide. Let us honor that genius blazing across the heavens forevermore.