• Music kept me off the streets and out of trouble and gave me something that was mine that no one could take away from me. Music education and families are dealing with the economic times, and I wanted to help them. If I can help a kid discover a liking, or even a passion for music in their life, then that's a wonderful thing.

    "Eddie Van Halen Donates 75 Guitars To Los Angeles Schools" By Anna Almendrala, January 12, 2012.