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Hear Eddie Van Halen shred for five minutes at 1984 soundcheck

Awhile back, the Van Halen Vault uploaded this rare audio clip of Van Halen performing a soundcheck at San Francisco’s Cow Palace in 1984.

The five-minute clip opens with the band finishing up “Jump” and continues with some wild shredding from Eddie Van Halen, along with a soundcheck of “Panama” and plenty more noodling from Ed.

You can check it out above.