“That’s just a wacky, fun solo”: Wolfgang Van Halen reveals his favorite Eddie Van Halen guitar solo – and it’s not one you’d expect

Wolfgang Van Halen performing live
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Whether it be the heralded two-hand tapping masterclass of Eruption or the ferocious fretboard fireworks of Beat It, most electric guitar fans have a pretty solid idea of what their favorite Eddie Van halen guitar solo is.

It’s no different for the late guitar legend’s son, Wolfgang Van Halen, who was recently quizzed on his own personal favorite EVH solo during an appearance on Chris Jericho’s Talk is Jericho podcast.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

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.