Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic mysteriously did not perform at Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert in London despite being advertised. Wolfgang Van Halen was a standout performer.
Wolfgang Van Halen recently took to his social media account and posted a video clip of him playing ‘Eruption’ which was recorded on September 8, more than four decades back.
Wolfgang Van Halen plays ‘Eruption’
The video clip is from 2015 and Wolfgang was seen playing the guitar which was used to record the Van Halen hit. He also noted in the caption that “On Van Halen 1, the guitar was tuned a half step down, but the song I was about to record was a full step down. Hence Eruption being a half step down here.” He also stated that he will begin work on the second Mammoth WVH album next week. will begin work on the second Mammoth WVH album next week.
His caption read:
“Eruption was recorded 45 years ago today. In honor of that, here’s a video of me playing part of it on the guitar it was recorded on in 2015.
I had used the Frankenstein on a couple tracks on the first @mammothwvh album, and we were just having some fun before we started.
I definitely plan on bringing it out again for the second album.
On Van Halen 1, the guitar was tuned a half step down, but the song I was about to record was a full step down. Hence Eruption being a half step down here.
You can hear my hesitation before playing, and I almost decided to try and play it up one fret, but I ended up just playing in its normal position. I may have attempted to do that after this video at some point though haha
Love and miss you, Pop ❤️”
“Eruption” was recorded in 1977 for Van Halen’s self-titled debut album that arrived in February 1978. Though it was not one of the album’s radio singles, it became popular amongst fans with the instrumental providing a showcase for Eddie Van Halen’s guitar skills. The track itself is often regarded as one of the greatest guitar solos, influencing many to take up Eddie’s two-handed tapping guitar style.
In honor of Eruption being recorded 45 years ago today, here’s me playing part of it on the guitar it was recorded on in 2015 while tracking some guitars for the first @MammothWVH album.
Love you, Pop ❤️ pic.twitter.com/TpjqUQGW3S
— Wolfgang Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) September 8, 2022