Skip to main content

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!

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month*

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

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 (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.