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Watch Eddie Van Halen's "Beat It" Guitar Solo Performed on Bottles

(Image credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Four gents (sometimes five) who call themselves the Bottle Boys cover famous songs using nothing but bottles. By this we mean they blow into the top (the hole, the spout) of different types of bottles to produce specific tones.

Anyway, they recently accepted a challenge to cover Eddie Van Halen's guitar solo from Michael Jackson's 1983 mega-hit, "Beat It." You can watch the results below.

"[Have you] ever heard 16th-note sextuplets split between two musicians playing bottles?" asks Phillip from the Bottle Boys. "Well, we just had to do that. Hope you enjoy it!"

Be sure to check it out below. For more Bottle Boys videos, check out their YouTube channel. Their cover of Jackson's "Billy Jean" has more than 6.5 million views.

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.