October 3, 2022

Eddie Van Halen recorded his legendary shred guitar instrumental “Eruption” 45 years in the past in the present day this week. To mark the anniversary, the late rock icon’s son Wolfgang Van Halen posted a clip of himself ripping by way of a part of the observe within the studio in 2015.

Wrote Wolfgang on Twitter: “In honor of Eruption being recorded 45 years in the past in the present day, right here’s me taking part in a part of it on the guitar it was recorded on in 2015 whereas monitoring some guitars for the primary @MammothWVH … Love you, Pop”

Wolfgang lets unfastened and comes very near replicating his dad’s virtuosic skills. “Eruption” stands as one of many best guitar instrumentals of all-time and could possibly be thought-about the earliest instance of the guitar shredder type, because it was launched on Van Halen’s self-titled debut in 1978.

In the meantime, Wolfgang introduced that he’s set to start work on the second Mammoth WVH document as quickly as subsequent week. Throughout a Q&A on Twitter, a fan urged Wolfgang to drop the second Mammoth document “asap.” Wolfgang responded: “I begin subsequent week!”

The primary Mammoth WVH was accomplished over a number of years — because the 2015 studio clip of “Eruption” can attest — and went on to obtain rave evaluations, bolstered by the viral hit “Distance.” Right here’s hoping the follow-up will take much less time.

Wolfgang has since toured with the likes of Weapons N’ Roses, Halestorm, and Soiled Honey. His band will head out on a North American tour with Alter Bridge in January 2023. Get tickets through Ticketmaster.

Whereas Wolfgang doesn’t carry out Van Halen songs throughout Mammoth WVH reveals, he did rock two of the band’s classics throughout Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Tribute Live performance in London this previous weekend.

Watch Wolfgang Van Halen shred “Eruption” beneath.

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