This is the first of many that Gustavo has submitted to me. I was particularly excited about this one since the signature guitar riff in Van Halen‘s “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” (1978) was one of the first things I learned to play on guitar. Although I think the first time I heard it was a sample in a 2 Live Crew song (I’ll let you discover the title yourself). Gustavo suggests that Dio‘s “Rainbow in the Dark” (1983) sounds pretty similar to the main Halen riff. Have a listen.
Van Halen - "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" (1978)
Dio - "Rainbow in the Dark" (1983)