Van Halen vs. Dio

February 9th, 2011 by

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)
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4 Responses to “Van Halen vs. Dio”

  1. avatar Travis says:

    check this one out

    its pretty much just the drums but still

    van halen: hot for teacher

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my-gEdtsJ3Y

    iron maiden: gangland

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiQqgIRxEnU

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    Keith Reply:

    Looks like your first video was removed by youtube by the “Zappa Family Trust” but I am very familiar with that drum intro.

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  2. avatar Jay says:

    You could probably do a funny medley of “Rainbow in the Dark,” “No One Like You” by the Scorpions and “Smooth” by Santana…

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    Keith Reply:

    Nice!

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