Gene Simmons & Other Rockers Pay Tribute to Eddie Van Halen

The tributes keep pouring in following the death of Eddie Van Halen.

Eddie Van Halen died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.

He founded Van Halen in 1972 with his brother Alex, David Lee Roth, and Michael Anthony.

AC/DC guitarist Angus Young says, "Eddie was a guitar wonder, his playing pure wizardry. To the world of music he was a special gift."

Metallica also released a statement saying they considered Eddie, "an inspiration, an idol, and after spending a summer together on the road in '88, a friend."

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