How Eddie Van Halen, Battling Throat Cancer, Met Frank Zappa: ‘I Thought, ‘Eddie Van Halen Isn’t Going to Call Me”

Updated June 17th, 2020

How Eddie Van Halen, Battling Throat Cancer, Met Frank Zappa: ‘I Thought, ‘Eddie Van Halen Isn’t Going to Call Me”

Guitarist Steve Vai, who played with Zappa, recalls the night he gave the legendary rocker his phone number. "I told him I worked with Frank Zappa -- he was a fan."

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