Watch Nita Strauss, Bumblefoot, Michael Starr and Jason Hook pay homage to Eddie Van Halen on the 2022 ShipRocked Cruise

The Stowaways
(Image credit: Justin West / YouTube)

The ShipRocked Cruise completed its 2022 voyage last week, taking to the seas for a no-holds-barred celebration of rock and heavy metal. And what celebration of rock music would be complete without a tribute to one of the greatest guitar players who ever lived, Eddie Van Halen?

The Stowaways – an all-star band with a revolving lineup resident to the ShipRocked Cruise – dedicated their entire set during this year's expedition to the electric guitar great, covering Van Halen classics including Jump, Hot For Teacher, Panama and more.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.