Watch the Minions Play Eddie Van Halen’s “Eruption” — Video

July 11th, 2015


By Damian Fanelli

As you might’ve detected from the non-stop TV commercials and internet ads, Minions opened in theaters today.

The animated comedy, which is about gibberish-spewing yellow creatures who are looking for someone to serve, happens to feature a touch of Eddie Van Halen’s “Eruption.”

As you can see in the video below, one of the main Minions—his name seems to be Stuart—is handed a guitar and told it’s a “super mega ukulele.” As the Van Halen News Desk point out, Stuart “plucks a few tentative notes” before he’s overtaken by the spirit of rock and slays the crowd with his six-string prowess.

Of course, he does this by playing several bars of “Eruption,” the shred-fest against which all other shred fests are judged.

Check it out below; and be sure to take in “The 10 Greatest Van Halen Moments of the David Lee Roth Era” while you’re at it!