Watch the video above for a killer cover of Van Halen’s “Atomic Punk”!
“40 years ago in 1978, Van Halen released their first album and it shook the Rock World to it’s core. The first song they cut in the studio for the record was Atomic Punk. A couple of years ago I covered this song with a kooky little fun video.
“There are no words to explain that impact on my musical life. To this day it is the definitive rock guitar record that changed not only myself, but a generation of fledgling young guitarists.. Van Halen, thank you so much for 40 years of still being able to feel like a teenager again when I hear that Southern California super happy roller coaster ride feel good rock n roll!”
— Mike Himmel
Mike Himmel is an Artist with BOSS and Roland and has played at several national and international guitar show’s as well as NAMM on many occasions. He is a session guitarist and videographer as well, having worked with likes of Godin guitars, FU-Tone, EVH D-tuna, Traveler guitar and many others doing video demo work. Mike has previously covered a few Van Halen songs such as Atomic Punk and Light Up the Sky which can be found on his YouTube channel.