In a new conversation with Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner hosted by Gibson, Tony Iommi talked about Eddie Van Halen.
Tony discussed how Eddie Van Halen’s guitar playing skills changed everything.
When asked about Eddie idea of putting humbucker in the single-coil, he said:
“Absolutely. That’s the thing with Eddie, he was innovative. There’s some of the stuff he’s come up – and I’ll always remember because they toured with us for eight months when they first started – it was really different.
“I’d go, ‘Blimey, he’s bloody good.’ And he developed a technique and went on and on with it the way he does it, and he was always fiddling about with his guitar and changing this and changing that.
“And he still does, he still does come up with ideas for the guitar. You need people like that, but then you’ve got the companies that put the money to develop just stuff to put out to sell, really.”