Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Van Halen performing Rainbow’s “Man On The Silver Mountain” Never heard before Soundboard recording

As tributes keep pouring in from the rock community.

The Van Halen News Desk
wanted to share this :

"RIP Ronnie! As a tribute to the late, great, Ronnie James Dio, the Van Halen News Desk has dusted off an old recording from our archives. It’s Van Halen covering the early Rainbow classic, “Man On The Silver Mountain!” This recording is from Van Halen’s club days…1976, to be exact.

This is a totally UNCIRCULATED SOUNDBOARD recording, never before heard by anyone. It’s never been in any trader’s circles, or in any collector’s hands. (Some bootleg collectors do have a live version of Van Halen covering “Man On The Silver Mountain,” but this is a new recording, from a different performance entirely. This version sounds much better than the version that people have heard). The picture below is from ‘76, too. Enjoy!"

Van Halen club show from 1976