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|Birth name||Edward Earl Hazel|
April 10, 1950|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
December 23, 1992 (aged 42)|
Plainfield, New Jersey, U.S.
|Genres||Funk, psychedelic rock|
|Associated acts||Funkadelic, Parliament, The Temptations|
Maggot Brain is famous song by Parliament-Funkadelic and has a ten-minute guitar solo which is one of Hazel's most famous guitar songs. In 2008 Rolling Stone Magazine listed Maggot Brain as number 60 on its list of the " 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time."
In the mid 1970s Hazel was also a member of The Temptations and recorded two albums with the group.
Through his career Hazel had problems with drug and alcohol addiction. In 1974, Hazel was arrested for hitting an airplane stewardess as well as a drug charge. He spent some time in jail.
In 1977 he released his only solo album.
In 1997, 5 years after his death, Hazel was made a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Parliament-Funkadelic.
Eddie Hazel is listed at 43 in Rolling Stone Magazine's "100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time" issue.
- "100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time". Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/20947527/page/26. Retrieved 2008-06-07.
- Rolling Stone Magazine