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Watch Poison's C.C. DeVille shred Van Halen's 'Eruption' on the Stadium Tour

'If guitar playing has turned into an athletic event, then Eddie Van Halen is the Olympic champion,' DeVille has said

C.C. DeVille once said, “If guitar playing has turned into an athletic event, then Eddie Van Halen is the Olympic champion – he lit the flame.” On the current Stadium Tour, the Poison axeman is paying nightly musical tribute to the man he called “the greatest,” playing EVH’s famous “Eruption” two-handed tapping passage during his unaccompanied mid-set guitar solo spot.

You can check out C.C. shredding at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on June 18 above, and head here for footage of Poison performing 'Nothin' But a Good Time' at the tour opener in Atlanta.