Wolfgang Van Halen SHREDS at Taylor Hawkins Memorial Concert!

A viewer wrote me to ask if I thought Wolfgang Van Halen was playing to a backing track of his father on Hot For Teacher at the Taylor Hawkins Memorial Concert. Here is my answer.

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  1. Always appreciate your insights Rick, and would love a video contrasting the Nature vs., Nurture aspects of a few artists. Keep up the great videos, as a music lover, I never miss an episode.

  2. All of the Eagles members could play each other’s instruments.

  3. listen to Julian Lennon sing Valoltte or Felix Pastorius play bass and see the same. the continuation of a legacy and distinct feel for playing music and feel. its beautiful really. 🙂

  4. Wow Wolfie nailed that solo – whole band were great too 😀

  5. Just imagine being Eddie Van Halen’s kid ,he was subjected to Eddie’s music from the day he was born .

  6. Great episode Rick…
    The best of that show was, how similar Wolf’s mannerism are to his dad.

  7. Not taking anything away from him but there are thousands of players that could play that just as well as Van Halen did

  8. I love the Tribute to Taylor Hawkins! Outstanding. Wish I could download it and watch again and again.

  9. The Real Sam Poole

    Wolf’s performance was the number one standout moment musically. My jaw dropped when he started on Hot For Teacher. I was blown away!

  10. He had the best teacher.

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