Video: Van Halen Celebrate World Peace on 'South Park'

In case you missed it, Van Halen made an appearance on last night's South Park.

Well, sort of. The animated version of the band — complete with Wolfgang on bass — rocked a fictional world peace celebration in Jerusalem.

Three religious leaders, standing under the symbols of Islam, Judaism and Christianity, announce, "Today begins the new Israel. Today, we are all united as one. ... Now let us celebrate under one symbol!"

Then the three symbols meld into the Van Halen logo — and out come the animated versions of David Lee Roth and Eddie, Wolfgang and Alex Van Halen, who perform "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" to an enthusiastic crowd. The rest is fictional, animated history!

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.