Steel Panther’s Satchel names his 5 favorite Eddie Van Halen solos

[L-R] Satchel of Steel Panther and Eddie Van Halen
(Image credit: Burak Cingi/Ross Marino/Getty Images)

Steel Panther guitarist Satchel is most certainly a disciple of Eddie Van Halen, and proud of it – as evidenced by the two recent spot-on Van Halen covers his band dropped for the tunes Beautiful Girls and D.O.A. (and his uncanny replications of the guitar solos, honed during his time with VH tribute act the Atomic Punks).

So what better time to ask the guitarist with a fondness for headbands and animal fur-printed guitars to determine his all-time favorite VH solos than, well, right now? 

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Greg Prato

Greg is a contributing writer at Guitar World. He has written for other outlets over the years, and has been lucky to interview some of his favorite all-time guitarists and bassists: Tony Iommi, Ace Frehley, Adrian Belew, Andy Summers, East Bay Ray, Billy Corgan, Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Les Claypool, and Mike Watt, among others (and even took lessons from John Petrucci back in the summer of ’91!). He is the author of such books as Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music, Shredders: The Oral History of Speed Guitar (And More) and Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story.