In 2011, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Van Halen number eight in the list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists and In 2012, he was voted number one in a Guitar World magazine reader’s poll for “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. With no doubt, he is one of the greatest guitar players that we all have heard.
And to honor his technique and talent you we bring you an amazing isolated track from the classic Van Halen song, “Ain’t Talking About Love” from the álbum Van Halen (1978).
When Eddie Van Halen wrote the song, he did not consider it good enough to show his bandmates until a year later. He said it was supposed to be a punk rock parody, “a stupid thing to us, just two chords. It didn’t end up sounding punk, but that was the intention.” The guitar solo was doubled in overdubs with an electric sitar.
This song is also one of the few David Lee Roth-era songs that onetime replacement Sammy Hagar was willing to sing in concert when he joined the band in the mid-’80s.
The song has been featured in the South Park episode “Ginger Cow” and The Sopranos episode “Fortunate Son” and the Freaks and Geeks episode “Beers and Weirs”.
The song was formerly used by the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers as their “goal song”, played after every Flyers’ goal in the late 1990s.
The song has appeared as a playable track in music game Guitar Hero Van Halen and as downloadable content for Rock Band 4.
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