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This is the Best Goddamn Cover of Van Halen’s “Eruption” You’ll Ever Hear

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A YouTube user known only as Kmac2021 recently set himself one helluva challenge: to attempt to play Eddie Van Halen’s legendary “Eruption” without actually learning it beforehand.

Young ‘uns may not realize today just how freakin’ revolutionary this track was when it was released forty-one years ago (!!!), but one listen is all it will take them for to understand how difficult it is to actually play.

So, needless to say, it takes balls the size of David Lee Roth’s ego to try and pull this thing off with no practice.

Remarkably, Kmac2021 pulls it off. In fact, he pulls it off with such skill, I’m a wee bit skeptical that he didn’t actually learn how to play the song before making this video. ‘Cause if he’s being truthful, he may be a goddamn genius, and some already-established band should scoop him up STAT.

Watch the video below and be amazed. Then head to the comments section to debate: is it really possible this guy didn’t already know how to play “Eruption”???

[via loudersound.com]

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