Hear Van Halen Play “All Day and All of the Night” in Newly Unearthed 1976 Live Recording

The clip below presents a newly unearthed soundboard recording of Van Halen performing the Kinks’ “All Day and All of the Night” live at the Pasadena Civic Center November 19, 1976.

This recording, which has never been presented before, comes courtesy of Greg Renoff, author of the forthcoming book Van Halen Rising as a “thank you” for all of the pre-orders of author-signed copies from the Van Halen Store.

Van Halen’s love of the Kinks’ music would reveal itself in the group’s early albums. They covered “You Really Got Me” on their self-titled 1978 debut and “Where Have All the Good Times Gone” on 1982’s Diver Down.

Van Halen Rising ships next week. To order your copy, visit the Van Halen Store.

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Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.