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Martin O'Donnell : Wow, 48.5k (now 301k and growing) views? Is that for real? I had no idea that so many people would care about this relatively obscure moment in history.

UltraViolence : Obscure moment in history?! Dude this is my childhood! This is what magic looks like!

Chris Richfield : I remember the day Halo 2 came out so vividly. I was 11 years old, and i begged my mom to take me to get the game at midnight. She agreed because she knew how much i loved Halo, but told me not to play until after school the next day. I brought the game manual to school and remember reading it all throughout the day and being hyped to use the new battle rifle and dual wield those smg's. For my 12th birthday i invited like at least 15 kids from my school and hauled all the TV's in the house into the living room and system linked them and we ate like 200 hot wings. I'm now a grown ass man and still have never experienced a greater party than that.

Frostmaster : So Vai just improvised that dive bomb at 9:11 on his first play-through of the song? Did he even realize he made one of the most iconic dive bombs in history right there?

LateNightGaming : This was so heartwarming. Halo’s music used to be so incredible. Installation 04 was such an important part of my childhood

Gamecheat13 : Thank You Marty, Very Cool!

ArZChenemy : Mendoza: "Why do we always have to listen to this old stuff, Sarge?" Johnson: “Watch your mouth, son, this "stuff" is your history.”

alekkek : Bungie: yeah we're making a game that's like on space and stuff, it's called Halo Marty O'Donnell: *proceeds to create the best soundtrack ever heard in gaming history*

Colin Hawks : Who else is a guitarist AND a Halo fan here?

Konuvis : I had no fucking idea that Nile Rodgers and Steve Vai worked on the Halo soundtrack! My mind is so blown right now! This was awesome!

SuddenlyOranges : Getting to *see* that iconic guitar sound in action is kinda surreal. Thanks for this.

Juanito Spiderman : I am watching this today.. for the first time. And I had the biggest grin on my face when he played the opening riff. I was in 7th grade when Halo 2 came out. It was the staple of my adolescence. I'm 27 now and about to play Halo tonight with my friends - the same guys I played with as a kid.

It's a Question : 8:49 did he seriously just improvise that right there on camera? holy shit

Geetar : Where has this video been for the last 14 years?

Mo : This was one of my dad's all time favorite games. But my sisters would hog the xbox all the time. One time, when I was six, I woke up at about 2am and heard a noise downstairs, so I went to go see what it was. I walk into the living room to find my dad in front of the tv, in one of our gaming chairs. He pauses the game, turns to me, and only says "It's my turn" before getting back to playing. I never played it til after he died. I INSTANTLY fell in love like he did. Thank you so much for creating one of the most amazing and memorable soundtracks.

Siegfried Cosplay : "You might not get it now, but your kids are gonna love it" -Marty McFly

JJ_ : I think I might cry 9:12

Joren Hitosis : I was blinded by this video’s majesty. You could say I was paralyzed, dumbstruck.

DylanG0125 : I actually remember playing Halo 2 and hearing the guitar part and thinking to myself "man, this guy sounds exactly like Vai". Took me like a year to discover it actually WAS Vai.

Halo Canon : Thank you for uploading this! I love seeing behind the scenes stuff like this.

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MasterSidenine : Been a diehard fan since the Combat Evolved came out in 2001 and I remember playing on The second mission Halo and just getting into this badass Jeep/Hummer like vehicle called a “Warthog” AND THEN the music started playing as I’m traversing a ring like planet and it was at that moment my childhood and life changed forever! I went to school for audio production because of your incredible work!!!! Thank you for releasing this it’s amazing to see this go down!

Jayden Abraham : Why am i crying...WHY AM I CRYING

TehDaftAssassin : This is absolutely incredible, I had no idea Steve Vai was this iconic guitar part that I've loved for years. I legit started tearing up when he played that first time and pretty much laid down 90% of the song. This music has made such an impact on so many people, and not just this song, but the entire soundtrack for every Halo game you've done. I've listened to the ODST soundtrack more times than I can count, and seeing this iconic moment has completely blown me away, thank you so much for sharing this.

Greenskull : History.

Corey Ballenger : Whether you know it or not, Marty, you and your crew, along with Vai, made history that day. I'm not trying to sound ironic, either. Millions and millions of people have heard this composition and will remember it for the rest of their lives, me included. Thank you so much for sharing this.

BxR : Memories 😢 Remember when the Halo Devs listened to us and cared?

WonderMePartyStrip : Wort wort wort 😢

The Silver Dragon : You can see they're all enjoying the hell out of it,that's awesome :)

Punished Creepswork : marty, if not for your work, i would have never learned the importance of music with visuals.

A G : 5:25 - If you’re not sitting within full hearing-damage range of your amp when you play then you’re not real enough to chill with these guys.

Guitarsquatch M. : I never knew how important 9:15 - 9:30 was to me. I got chills and a little choked up when he did that.

Furai Unicornex : 13, October 2003. Obscure? Why?


SameBasicRiff : are you f****** kidding me? next level respect for Vai after seeing this (im only around 9 min too). I sort of respected him the periphery of my taste but watching him here is like a new level of guitar god ive never seen. 7 string bros - where this at?

VAUREU : This relatively obscure moment IS my history.

thefowles1 : seeing marty enjoy his work at 2:20 was such a pure moment. this video is something i've wanted to see ever since that fateful november day in 2004. 14 years late is better late than never!

Icky : "why do we always have to listen to this old stuff, sarge?"

The Vengeful 'Vadam : The amount of chills that I felt at 9:13 when he practically nailed the intro on the first take is unfathomable. What a legend. Thanks for uploading this, Marty. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in the future.

Backtooth101 : You're like the John Williams of video games. Probably better

Jose Andres Macas Velez : 13:25 so... this is Reclaimer no?

Impulsejupiter7 : Marty are the rumours true that you are coming back to compose for Halo Infinite?

Pante Edochie : Lmao they were probably like "hell yeah we've got ourselves a game!"

L33TBrownGuy : This is like seeing the Bible be written in front of me

Max Hernandez : The people who disliked are heritics

Ö _ : Is there anything Nile Rodgers HASN'T worked on? Haha

Whyamibzsdmhalt1 : "Can you handle it?" No, I can't. This is amazing.

stitcha123 : Hi everyone, I'm only a Steve Vai fan - and really know about his work. Can anyone explain to me why this is such an important moment? I'm sort of aware that Halo is a massive series of games - were Vai's contributions to the music really that important? Just after a run down for anyone in the know. Seems a pretty big deal to a lot of gamers.

Official Tank : watching real talent is amazing , so sad all these kids these days support/watch these sad talentless ''youtubers'' who have no talent or real personality.

Road to 100 subs with one video : I see Halo2 and I click. But I see halo people in the comments, is this clip something important?