Wednesday, July 25, 2012

VIDEO: Van Halen unplugged 1993

1993 saw the first time members of Van Halen performed “unplugged.”

Sammy Hagar had appeared at the Bridge School benefit shows in ’89 and ’92, but when he came out to support Neil Young for the event in ’93, he brought someone with him: Eddie Van Halen.

Hagar began his set off with a solo performance of “The Love.”

Sammy then introduced Van Halen, saying, “If I can con this guy into doing this, man, I can con him into doing anything,” as Eddie set up at a black grand piano.

“Love Walks In,” and the mega-hit, “Right Now,” followed, with strong piano work by Eddie, as Hagar’s voiced soared into the night air.

Van Halen then pulled out a black Parker Fly guitar, playing the instrumental “Spanish Fly” from VHII, before the pair rocked out with an acoustic version of “Best Of Both Worlds.”

The all-too short set was over, one that was as close to a Van Halen “unplugged” session as anyone had ever seen to that point.

New pro-shot video of a few songs from the 1993 event have now surfaced.

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Sammy Hagar - “The Love”

Sammy introduces Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen & Sammy Hagar – Spanish Fly / Best of Both Worlds

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