WATCH: Wolfgang Van Halen Covers "Eruption" in Honor of its 40th Anniversary

September 11, 2017
Van Halen in concert at the Amway center in Orlando Florida; with original singer David Lee Roth. The group is on their 2012 North America Tour

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Eddie Van Halen’s iconic instrumental “Eruption” was recorded 40 years ago this weekend, and in honor of the song’s birthday, Wolfgang Van Halen—who’s been with Van Halen since he was just 15—played a flawless rendition of the jam … on the same guitar it was recorded on.

Wolfgang is clearly making Dad proud—check out these words of encouragement for his son!

“Eruption” first appeared on Van Halen’s self-titled debut album and has since become known as one of the greatest guitar solos of all time.

As for Wolfgang, he recently shared a quick preview of what’s to come on his forthcoming debut solo album. Listen to it below!