You may be cool, but you’re not “playing ‘Eruption’ on the original Frankenstein in honor of its 40th anniversary” cool.
Wolfgang Van Halen just posted a short, seemingly casual video of him playing his father’s classic guitar instrumental, “Eruption.”
His social media post reads, “In honor of Eruption being recorded 40 years ago today, here’s me playing it on the guitar it was recorded on.”
Years or even decades ago, when we were all blown away by “Eruption” for the first time, who would have thought there would be a way for us to watch Edwards own son play the revolutionary instrumental on the very guitar that it was recorded on?
It was exactly 40 years ago yesterday that Eddie Van Halen recorded the wildly innovative instrumental, “Eruption.” The date of Sept. 8th, 1977 was uncovered by Van Halen biographer, Greg Renoff, during his extensive interviews with original Van Halen producer, Ted Templeman. Here’s the full story.
We admit that we’re not too surprised to see this, as Wolf is proficient on guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards. We know that he is playing every instrument on his solo upcoming album. Thanks for sharing such a cool thing, Wolf!
Watch the video below. As you will see, the Wolfgang doesn’t fall far from the Edward.
— Wolf Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) September 9, 2017