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Gary Moore's "White Knuckles" Vs. Eddie Van Halen's "Eruption"? You Decide ...

Awhile back, we stumbled upon an old forum (on a random, poorly designed website) with the headline "White Knuckles" vs. "Eruption."

We know which guitar performance we'd pick, but—just in case some of you aren't all that familiar with the late Gary Moore's solo-guitar shred showpiece, we thought we'd let the two ancient tunes duke it out.

P.S.: "White Knuckles/Rockin' and Rollin'" is from Moore's 1980 album, G-Force, as you can tell from the lovely photo to our left.

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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.