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Eddie Van Halen Makes Elephant and Horse Noises with His Guitar — Video

Below, check out a clip that's being billed as "rare footage" of Eddie Van Halen making elephant and horse sounds with his guitar backstage at a venue, pre-concert.

I mean, how "rare" can it be if you're watching it right now?

Anyway, it was probably filmed around 1986 during Van Halen's 5150 tour. It appeared as part of a half-hour MTV documentary called Van Halen Unleashed.

Enjoy!

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.