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Eruption is an instrumental by Van Halen from their first album, Van Halen. Written and primarily performed by Eddie Van Halen, this electric guitar solo showcase is considered one of the most influential rock instrumentals of all time, appearing on many 'greatest guitar solos' lists, including a second place in a recent Guitar World poll.

Eruption starts with a short accompanied introduction with brother Alex Van Halen on drums and Michael Anthony on bass. The highlight of the solo is… read more

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    eddie van halen genius!
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    Whoa. Insane.
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    I can play this better
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    same as the first time i heard it..... jaw dropping!
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    Haohmaru of wind on youtube favorites. Watch me play guitar.
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    It was with this guitar solo that Eddie Van Halen “really got us.” After bursting onto the scene in 1978 with his band’s self-titled debut, the guitarist introduced us to his famous tapping technique on “Eruption.” The song has since become part of his live solo act and remains one of the most respected solos and instrumentals tracks ever. -- watchmojo
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    I used to jam to this song on my guitar when I was about 15 and did it decently!!.
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    tolles solo!!!!!
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    This isn't Eddie van halen.. Nice job, whoever you are..

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