In a new recording with surfaced on YouTube, listeners can hear Eddie and Alex Van Halen alongside bassist Mark Stone performing Black Sabbath’s iconic track, “War Pigs”, way back in 1972.
17-year-old Eddie Van Halen, brother Alex, and Mark Stone cover Black Sabbath’s classic War Pigs, aka Walpurgis. Possibly recorded at the club Gas Company in Pasadena, California, in 1972. It may be one of the earliest known recordings of Mammoth. Eddie Van Halen (RIP) – Guitar and vocals Alex Van Halen – Drums Mark Stone (RIP) – Bass Special thanks to Jorge from vhvoaboots.jcink.net for uncovering this rare gem.
This recording actually first appeared on YouTube a few years ago, but was barely noticed by fans, because it was deleted soon after. Yesterday, it was uploaded again to YouTube by The Tapes Archive, who states, “I get why people would question if this is real or not. I had an inside source that I very much trust say it’s real.”