These videos are bonus content related to the February 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store.
In case you missed it, Van Halen made an appearance on last night's South Park. Well, sort of. The animated version of the band — complete with Wolfgang on bass — rocked a fictional world peace celebration.
Here's another one from the "things I found in my inbox this morning" files. It's a video of country shredder Brad Paisley rehearsing and performing — three times — Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher" with a 6-year-old drummer on Good Morning America earlier this year.
Below, check out an excerpt from an upcoming animated skit show called 6 Pack. The clip — which was written by Mark Shields and Jim Sharkey and animated by Mark Shields (a Top Off production) — shows a young Eddie Van Halen having a conversation with his girlfriend.
A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and publications around the world, starts with Richie Sambora's work on Bon Jovi's “Wanted Dead or Alive” (100) and builds to a truly epic finish with Jimmy Page's solo on "Stairway to Heaven" (01).