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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.

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.