“I said, ‘The winner is…’ and pulled a piece of paper out of my pocket – and said, ‘Edward… uh… Van Halen!’” Unseen footage of Eddie Van Halen and Leslie West's onstage jams and backstage hangs has been unearthed

Left-Musician Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen performs at their dress rehearsal for family and friends at the Forum on February 8, 2012 in Inglewood, California; Right-Leslie West during the 7th Jammy Awards at the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden on May 8, 2008 in New York City; Right-Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images
(Image credit: Left-Kevin Winter/Getty Images; Right-)

Footage of Eddie Van Halen jamming with Mountain's Leslie West and Corky Laing at an LA club has found its way online. The nine-minute clip shows Van Halen joining Mountain onstage at the House of Blues in West Hollywood back in August 2002.

The professionally shot footage shows behind-the-scenes clips of the two Mountain members with Eddie Van Halen, an interview with Leslie West, and an onstage rendition of Never In My Life, from the 1970 Mountain album Climbing.

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Janelle Borg

Janelle is a staff writer at GuitarWorld.com. After a long stint in classical music, Janelle discovered the joys of playing guitar in dingy venues at the age of 13 and has never looked back. Janelle has written extensively about the intersection of music and technology, and how this is shaping the future of the music industry. She also had the pleasure of interviewing Dream Wife, K.Flay, Yīn Yīn, and Black Honey, among others. When she's not writing, you'll find her creating layers of delicious audio lasagna with her art-rock/psych-punk band ĠENN.