Released on this day in 1979, Van Halen II is the second studio album by Van Halen. Featuring the singles "Dance the Night Away" and "Beautiful Girls," the album has sold over five million copies in the United States. The black-and-yellow guitar on the back of the album is buried with Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell. Eddie Van Halen placed it in his casket at his funeral because Darrell had said it was his favorite. However, Eddie himself stated in interviews that the guitar itself was not actually used on the Van Halen II album, as it had only been completed just in time for the photoshoots for the album.
Check out Eddie's isolated guitar track from "Beautiful Girls" below.