#2
Not bad at all, man.

This is a classic solo, I've stolen a few of those licks over the years!

By the way, the way you hold the pick was really messing with my head for a minute there.
#3
Ha! I've been asked about how I hold the pick several times before. Just my middle finger and thumb holding the pick, my pointer just floats around in the middle somewhere. I never really thought about it until I heard that Van Halen holds it the same way. Thanks.
#4
At first glance, I thought you were holding it against the first joint of your thumb with your index finger. When I figured out that your index finger simply wasn't involved I was terribly relieved...hahaha.