Eddie Van Halen Plays Ritchie Blackmore Riffs In Rare Backstage Footage

One of the latest clips posted on YouTube’s Ritchie Blackmore Channel contains some rarely seen backstage footage of Eddie Van Halen playing a few Blackmore/Deep Purple riffs on his guitar.

In the video he starts off with Deep Purple’s “Hard Lovin’ Man” (up to about 11 seconds in—although the bassist is playing “Space Truckin'” at first), followed by a bit of “Speed King,” then “Space Truckin’.”