Eddie Van Halen tributes from other musicians come pouring in

Eddie Van Halen's influence loomed large and when the sad news of his death spread earlier this afternoon, tributes poured in from all corners of music. You can read tributes from former VH singers David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony, as well as Slash, KISS' Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, Aerosmith, Pantera, Motley Crue's Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx, Skid Row's Sebastian Bach, Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, Anthrax's Scott Ian, and Billy Idol, as well as Brian Wilson, Questlove, Billy Corgan, Flea, Jason Isbell, AC Newman, Patton Oswalt, Dave Hause, Edgar Wright, and more.

Read those below.