In honor of Van Halen being nominated to the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame, we give you this, a video of prime Van Halen in 1981 playing "Unchained" at the Oakland Arena. If we remember correctly, this was an actual video MTV would occasionally air. Yeah, R.E.M was nominated too and we would have played one of their videos, but we couldn't find one with a shirtless, boot wearing Michael Stipe leaping off the drum riser as Bill Berry hits a giant gong behind the drum kit as the gong shoots off flames.

Also nominated were Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, the Ronettes and Patti Smith.