Guitarist Eddie Van Halen Dies at 65, Collaborated with Roger Waters in 1999

Guitarist Eddie Van Halen has died after a long battle with cancer at the age of 65.

In 1999, (Eddie) Van Halen worked with Roger Waters on the track Lost Boys Calling.


According to Floydian Slip, it was Roger Waters' first recording since 1992's Amused to Death. The song was part of the "soundtrack to La Leggenda del Pianista Sull'Oceano, an Italian film from director Giuseppe Tornatore." Additionally, "the track was produced by Patrick Leonard, who worked with Waters on Radio K.A.O.S. (1987) and Pink Floyd's A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987)."


For those interested in the track, "there are two mixes of the song in circulation. The version on the U.S. soundtrack features Van Halen's guitar work more prominently than an earlier version. The U.S. version contains a different vocal track from Waters as well, with some significantly different phrasing than the earlier version."


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