“Ladies and gentlemen: Edward... Van... Halen!” EVH’s full nine-minute guitar solo at Van Halen’s legendary 1984 Monsters Of Rock show surfaces online for the first time ever

Eddie Van Halen onstage in 1984
(Image credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

UPDATE 8/23: Sadly, the full video has now been removed, but smaller clips are still doing the rounds on Instagram.

It’s a good day to be a Van Halen fan, as one of the band’s most sought-after clips has surfaced online – a full video of the group’s 1984 performance at Donnington’s Monsters of Rock festival. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.