“Mr. Bungle tried to play this song in the '90s and we scrapped it because we sucked at it”: Wolfgang Van Halen helps Mr. Bungle rip through a cover of Van Halen’s “most metal song”

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Wolfgang Van Halen joined Mr. Bungle on stage at Belgium’s Grasspop festival on Saturday (June 22) to lend a hand covering Van Halen’s Loss of Control – a track Scott Ian had once been terrified to tackle.

The high-energy set had already seen the band take on Slayer's Hell Awaits and Spandau Ballet's True – variety is the spice of life, after all – but seemingly saved their best and most-challenging cover until last.

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.