"Music is for people. The word 'pop' is simply short for popular. It means that people like it. I'm just a normal jerk who happens to make music. As long as my brain and fingers work, I'm cool."
"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."Eddie Van Halen on Thomas Jefferson
"Rather be dead than cool."Eddie Van Halen on Kurt Cobain
"All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what's sexy or cool or tough."Eddie Van Halen on Angelina Jolie
"Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes."Eddie Van Halen on Walt Whitman
"It's really kind of cool to have solar panels on your roof."Eddie Van Halen on Bill Gates
"I never took guitar lessons. I took classical piano lessons from the age of six when we lived in Holland. And when we moved to America, it was just the typical thing except I was really good at it so was my brother."
"I never took guitar lessons. I took classical piano lessons from the age of six when we lived in Holland."
"I'm not a rock star. Sure I am, to a certain extent because of the situation, but when kids ask me how it feels to be a rock star, I say leave me alone, I'm not a rock star. I'm not in it for the fame, I'm in it because I like to play."
"On 'Van Halen,' I was a young punk, and everything revolved around the fastest kid in town, gunslinger attitude. But I'd say that at the time of 'Fair Warning,' I started concentrating more on songwriting. But I guess in most people's minds I'm just a gunslinger."
"I never dreamt of being a musician for my livelihood. I certainly never would have wanted to be in the business that I'm in, meaning the fame and the glory, the glitter, the rock star, the famous part."
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