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One of country music’s best guitar players, Brad Paisley has paid homage to Eddie Van Halen, know as one of the best guitar players in the world.

Van Halen died today (10/6) after his battle with cancer. He was 65.

Brad took to Instagram just minutes ago and said, “I am so sad to hear we lost @eddievanhalen today. I loved everything about the fire and style he brought to the guitar. I studied him, heck everybody did, we all wanted to play just like him. But no one did it quite like him.”

He added, “Thank you Eddie for being a pioneer. It’s unimaginable what the guitar would be without you.”

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