Watch Van Halen’s ‘Eruption’ Make an Appearance in a ‘Minions’ Clip
Those gibberish-spewing, pill-shaped Minions spend much of their new movie in search of an evil master to serve, but they also make a little time to rock.
As you can see in the above clip from Minions, arriving in theaters today, the movie includes a scene in which one of the main characters — he's apparently the Minion named Stuart — is handed an electric guitar and told it's a "super mega ukulele." As our friends from the Van Halen News Desk point out, Stuart "plucks a few tentative notes" before he's overtaken by the spirit of rock 'n' roll and slays the crowd with his six-string prowess.
He does this, naturally, by playing a quick burst of Van Halen's "Eruption," all while pulling off a string of classic rock stage moves like kicking stuff, playing with his tongue and pointing to the sky. When he's finished, he smashes the guitar — and is immediately seized with non-rock regret.
In addition to Stuart's "Eruption" moment, Minions boasts a soundtrack stuffed with classic rock hits, including the Turtles' "Happy Together," the Spencer Davis Group's "I'm a Man" and the Who's "My Generation." Between being exposed to those songs and witnessing Minion guitar glory, perhaps the kids in the audience will be ready for their first rock show after the credits roll — like, say, going to see the real-life Van Halen on their current summer tour.
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