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Rare Van Halen Cover Of Queen Classic Unearthed

10/21/2015
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A rare recording of Van Halen covering a classic Queen song, which was reportedly recently unearthed, has been posted online by the author of a new book on Van Halen's formative years.

Biographer Greg Renoff posted the live performance that was recorded at Pasadena High School on April 25, 1975 of Van Halen covering the song "Now I'm Here" from Queen's 'Sheer Heart Attack' album.

Renoff shared the rare recording to promote the release of his new book "Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal", which is being sold at the Van Halen Store.

Bravewords.com reports that the new book features material based on 230 original interviews with insiders including original Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony as well as Pete Angelus, Marshall Berle, Donn Landee, Ted Templeman, and Neil Zlozower. Read more details about the book and watch the video here.

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