That was really sad to read. EvH was a master at tapping for sure but also a very accomplished keyboard player. Music was a family affair with brother Alex on drums and Jan, their Dad, being a great jazz player.
Most people cite Eruption but for me, one of his most technical solos is Hot for Teacher, my old band used to cover that it was effin’ hard for our LG to play (he’s a pro musician for the BBC now). There was so much going on in that song.
I was never a huge VH fan, especially post DLR, always more into Vai. But EvH was the figurehead of that whole era and started of the revolution of millions of players that were brilliant at tapping but still couldn’t string three chords together!