Watch Wolfgang Van Halen shred Eruption on Eddie's Frankenstein guitar

Wolgang Van Halen playing Eddie Van Halen's Frankenstrat
(Image credit: Wolfgang Van Halen/Twitter)

Last Thursday (September 8) marked 45 years to the day that Eddie Van Halen’s Eruption was first recorded, and to celebrate the occasion, Wolfgang Van Halen posted a clip of him shredding the instrumental masterpiece using his late father’s Frankenstein electric guitar.

The footage was filmed in 2015 while Wolfgang was in the studio tracking guitars for Mammoth WVH’s debut album – an album that was recorded with the help of Eddie Van Halen’s iconic Frankenstein.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.