Monday, February 20, 2012

Van Halen: Eruption was inspired by the Led Zeppelin's song Heartbreaker.

"Eruption" is a guitar solo written and performed by Eddie Van Halen. Eruption often appears on many 'greatest guitar solos' lists. It is often played together with "You Really Got Me", which follows the song on the album Van Halen.

Studio album by Van Halen
Released: February 10, 1978
Recorded: Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, September - October 1977
Genre: Hard rock, heavy metal
Length: 35:13
Label: Warner Bros.
Producer: Ted Templeman

Jimmy Page's legendary guitar solo on the song Heartbreaker, inspired Eddie Van Halen to create his "tapping" technique after he saw Led Zeppelin perform live at the Long Beach Arena in 1972.

Live album by Led Zeppelin
Released: 27 May 2003
25 June 1972, L.A. Forum,
27 June 1972, Long Beach Arena
Genre: Hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock, folk rock
Length: 150:27
Language: English
Label: Atlantic
Producer: Jimmy Page
Compiler: Jimmy Page


Paul 2 said...

I remember when these guys were a bar ban din West Covina, CA I got free tickets from the mighty met KMET FM from the late BMR, B. Mitch Reed to see these guys as Neil Lofgrin's opening act at the Santa Monica Civic. They were LOUD and very bad (I don't mean good) they had people leaving the hall in droves, I could only last 5 minutes as I was 4 rows from the stage.
They had only about 100 people left in the hall when they finally stopped. It was brutal. I could never listen to them again.

Dawn said...

I have heard some else say that before..

Paul 2 said...

One of the worst bands I have ever seen.