Move over, Eddie: Teen girl shreds Van Halen cover
A 14-year-old girl named Tina S. may be the next Eddie Van Halen.
In a clip recently posted to YouTube, Tina shows off her otherworldly guitar chops with a cover of the solo from Van Halen’s “Eruption.”
The clip lasts just a minute and a half, but that’s more than enough time for her to make believers out of anyone.
With a lackadaisical look that suggests her performance is no big deal (such a rock star), Tina shreds the strings with such expertise you might find yourself looking for signs of CGI manipulation. Don’t bother—she’s the real deal. And commenters on YouTube seem to feel that they’re not worthy.
PlayMadness wrote, “I’ve been playing guitar for 9 years, and a 14-year-old is better than I will ever be.”
Angryintern joked, “When I was 14 I was really good at… listening to this song.”
A commenter named Samuel Preston imagined the fun Tina could have with unsuspecting sales clerks. “wow! It must be so much fun for her parents to bring her to a music store (that doesn’t know her) and ask one of the tools behind the counter if their little girl can ‘try out one of them nice guitars up there.’”
Tina has been posting clips of herself on guitar for several years now.
Here’s a video of Tina in 2008, playing the lead from The Eagles’ “Hotel California”: