Eddie Van Halen on practice

“You can do anything. You know, I’m kind of like lawyers and doctors: still practicing. They ain’t got it down yet, you know? It’s music theory, not music fact. There are no rules. I never learned how to read music. Maybe that’s why I’m so twisted and unorthodox. But if I would have taken guitar lessons, I wouldn’t have done or I wouldn’t do all the silly stuff that I did. You know, that people like it or not is, you know, that’s their choice.”

— Eddie Van Halen (via)