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Eruption: 14 Year Old Does Killer Cover Of Legendary Eddie Van Halen Solo
May 24, 2013
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Even if you're not a fan of Van Halen, it's hard not to appreciate the talent of the girl in this video.

Her name is Tina S., she's 14, and she's does one incredible cover of Eddie Van Halen's legendary guitar solo Eruption off the band's self-titled debut album.

To give you an idea of Eruption's place in rock history, it was named the 2nd greatest guitar solo by 'Guitar World' magazine and is often credited with bringing two handed tapping to mainstream rock.

It's also featured in Guitar Hero: Van Halen and is considered as one of the most difficult pieces in the game.

Here's the song as Eddie played it on Van Halen's first record, if you want to compare.

This month is also significant in the history of Van Halen. As the story goes, in May of 1977, they were spotted by producer Ted Templeman playing The Starwood Club in West Hollywood and signed with Warner Bros. 24 hours later.

Their first of 12 studio albums was released in February of 1978, sparking a career in which Van Halen has sold 75 million albums worldwide.

The Starwood Club, by the way, was one of the biggest clubs in West Hollywood during the 70s and early 80s, with the likes of The Ramones, Rush, AC/DC, Motley Crue, Quiet Riot, Black Flag, The Stranglers, The Damned and Devo having all played there.


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