Eddie Van Halen Named Greatest Guitarist Ever

Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen is the greatest guitarist of all time, said Eddie Van Halen.

I kid. He was named such in a new poll hosted by the crooks at Guitar World magazine.

Almost half a million votes were cast in the tournament-style poll, which began in April with a total of 132 guitarists.

Eddie trounced Queen’s Brian May to take the title.

Van Halen netted 62 percent of the vote.

Others bested by Ed include Les Paul, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Dimebag, Tony Iommi, Jimi Hendrix, Slash, Joe Satriani, Randy Rhoads, and Lil Wayne.

I’m kidding about Lil Wayne.

The magazine claims 27,000 people voted online in the final round between Van Halen and May.

Reached for comment Tuesday and asked about the accolade, Eddie said, “Burp…gargle…huh?”

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