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Video Finds: Van Halen Goes Acoustic

In honor of Guitar World's February 2014 Van Halen cover, here's a little acoustic Van Halen for your listening pleasure.

This live in-studio recording is from a DVD called The Downtown Sessions, which was included within a special package of the band's 2012 album, A Different Kind of Truth.

The recording features David Lee Roth on vocals, Eddie Van Halen on guitar, Wolfgang Van Halen on bass and Alex Van Halen on drums.The DVD contains several songs shot live acoustically, including "Panama," "You and Your Blues" and "Beautiful Girls." Here's their Kinks cover, "You Really Got Me." Enjoy!You Really Got Me (opens in new tab) from Van Halen (opens in new tab) on Vimeo (opens in new tab).

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Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to Parade.com (opens in new tab), Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network (opens in new tab), she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.