On October 6, 2020, along with the rest of the world, all of us at Kramer and Gibson Brands were shocked and deeply saddened to hear that Eddie Van Halen had passed away due to throat cancer at age 65.
Eddie Van Halen was one of those rare individuals who wasn't just gifted and talented, he was an innovator for the ages. He came out of left field and completely reimagined and reinvented what rock guitar playing could be, and in the process, he created timeless music and influenced countless guitarists.
Congrats to Epiphone and Kramer phenom Tyler Morris and his band Eruption on his long anticipated and outstanding tribute to Van Halen’s debut album at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA last week which saw Morris performing VH classics on his new Kramer 84s through period-correct amps (including a genuine Van Halen cabinet) to a packed and very enthralled audience.
Kramer is proud to welcome Brazilian native Phoenix van der Weyden to the ever growing Kramer Artist Family and on her latest release, Defying Destiny, which has been stirring up a lot of buzz since its debut last summer. Michael McDowell, who released Defying Destiny on his label Shredguy Records, was an early fan.