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Watch this 14-year-old girl crush Van Halen ‘Eruption’ guitar solo

This youngster can really wail!

Performing a song that is older than she is, this 14-year-old girl seems to hold nothing back while playing Eddie Van Halen’s 1978 track “Eruption” with ease.

According to Rolling Stone, “Eruption” started out as a practice song for Van Halen before concerts, and the guitarist credits a member of Led Zeppelin for his technique on the tune.

"I was watching Jimmy Page going [sings hammering guitar lick], like that, with one hand, in 'Heartbreaker,'” he said. “I thought, 'I can play like that, and you wouldn't know if I was using this finger or this one.’"

Posted by YouTube user Tina S on May 20, this “Eruption” guitar cover has gone viral with over 1.7 million views. It has also made believers out of viewers who have left comments on the clip like, “Tina, you could have acted like it was a bit more difficult for know, for Eddie's sake! Awesome rendition!”

Wrote another: “I have always enjoyed this piece of music but never really appreciated how difficult it is to play until I watched her play it.”

In addition to perfroming “Eruption,” the young woman has also taken on rock classics like Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer,” AC/DC’s “Back in Black,” Kansas’ “Dust In The Wind” and Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’Mine.”

We can’t wait to hear her play “Stairway to Heaven” someday.

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