Tackling one of Eddie Van Halen's most popular guitar solo at the school talent show definitely takes guts, but this 8th grader was up for the challenge. While things started off a little rocky in the beginning with what appears to be the whammy bar falling off of his guitar and on to the floor, the show must go on. The young guitar ace quickly recovers and jumps right into the intense solo.
It's story time with Jerry Cantrell! In a recent fascinating and hilarious interview, the Alice in Chains mastermind spoke about the essential art of the prank. When two bands have been touring together for some time, pranks are bound to happen, and Cantrell went into detail about an epic prank war between Alice in Chains and Van Halen from 1991.
In the late '70s/early '80s, Van Halen took the rock world by storm. Eddie Van Halen was dubbed the next guitar great, while David Lee Roth proved to be one of the best showmen and entertainers in rock history. Add in the powerful drumming of Alex Van Halen and some great bass licks and backing vocals from Michael Anthony and Van Halen quickly made their mark.
Eddie Van Halen may have turned in one of the greatest guitar moments in history 35 years ago when the instrumental piece 'Eruption' appeared on Van Halen's self-titled debut album, but he also set the bar for generations to come. This tricky solo is definitely one for those with nimble fingers and 14-year-old Tina S. has shown she's up for the challenge.
The annual Rock USA Festival set for this summer in Oshkosh, Wis., has expanded to a four-day event this year, scheduled for July 17-20. The nonstop rock fest that promises to “break a few rules” just announced its lineup with an eclectic mix of headliners ranging from Avenged Sevenfold and Godsmack to Bret Michaels and Van Halen.
Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth is definitely happy to be back with the group, but does have a few concerns about how things have worked out for the band. Among them is his desire to have original bassist Michael Anthony back in the lineup.
Mark Tremonti has embarked on a tour in support of his new solo disc ‘All I Was,’ which was released on July 10. However, bassist Brian Marshall, who plays with Tremonti in Creed and Alter Bridge, has been forced to drop off the trek.
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