It's still hard to believe that Edward Van Halen is no longer with us. Now way around it, just sucks. Thankfully his legacy of legendary guitar playing lives forever through historic recordings.

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With Van Halen as the final Artist of the Day this month on WBLM, we thought it would be good for us Blimpsters to recall all the the amazing times they've played Maine live in concert.

'The Noise Boys' as we affectionately call them, have brought their rock and roll circus to us a total of 9 times from 1978 to 2015.

There were four shows with David Lee Roth and five shows with Sammy Hagar at four different concert venues.

The complete list we've put together is bound to take you to the old days in the parking lot with your best buds before showtime.

Let's go back to a time when cranking the Fair Warning cassette on a shitty Clarion stereo in the El Camino and passing around a fat one was all we really needed.

Because, you know what? Whether you're cranking Van Halen on a lousy car speakers or listening to high-fidelity concert sound, Eddie's guitar playing always makes you feel truly alive.

We'll start our list of the 9 Times Van Halen Rocked Live In Maine with their last appearance and work back in time from there.

  • On The Bangor Waterfront With David Lee Roth In 2015

It was a full twenty years between the very last VH show in Maine and the one prior.

  • Seashore Performing Arts Center At Old Orchard Beach With Sammy Hagar In      1995                                                                                                                                                               
  • Cumberland County Civic Center With Sammy Hagar In 1991
  • Monsters Of Rock At Oxford Plains Speedway With Sammy Hagar In 1988
  • Cumberland County Civic Center Two Night Stand First Tour With Sammy Hagar In 1986 Night Two
  • Night One
  • Cumberland County Civic Center With David Lee Roth In 1981
  • First Time In Maine As Headliners At Cumberland County Civic Center With David Lee Roth In 1979

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As you can see, there aren't any songs listed for the first Maine appearance of Van Halen.

If you were there and have any record of what they played, click the highlighted above and add them in. It's pretty easy to do.

Van Halen was very good to Blimpville over the years. Many of us are downright blessed to have witnessed the Greatest Guitarist Of All Time.

Rest in peace, Eddie. we thank you and will always love you.

Let's put our foot on the gas and go to Fresno in 1979 for this absolutely sick video capture.

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