|Eddie Van Halen|
|First Appearance||Guitar Hero Van Halen|
|Genre||Hard Rock, Heavy Metal|
Eddie Van Halen (born Edward Lodewijk Van Halen in January 26, 1955, in Nijmegen, Netherlands) is the lead guitarist for the band Van Halen. He is one of two members of Van Halen that has been in the band for all its existence, even as Mammoth, the other being his brother Alex Van Halen, and he is Wolfgang's father. He also did the solo for Michael Jackson's "Beat It". He is one of the first guitarists to use tapping and sliding, as well as Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Brian May.