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January 14, 2013 at 9:56 am Quote #22022

kite
(2009)

Never seen this, after bout 2 min’s Ed start the solo




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January 14, 2013 at 10:12 am Quote #22023

sickman
(2368)

I’ve seen it. Isn’t it on the Eddie Van Halen and Friends 2 disc set.


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January 14, 2013 at 10:30 am Quote #22024

src
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Anybody have the Eddie Van Halen and Friends 2 disc set ?


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January 14, 2013 at 11:21 am Quote #22027

sickman
(2368)

src:
Anybody have theEddie Van Halen and Friends 2 disc set ?

Got that too. I’ll send it with the DLR discs.


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January 14, 2013 at 12:38 pm Quote #22028

voodoo
(1876)

LOL! Go Sickman!! Send him everything! :-)


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January 14, 2013 at 1:36 pm Quote #22029

sickman
(2368)

Hey, why not! :mrgreen: What good is it if you can’t / won’t share it.


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January 14, 2013 at 2:09 pm Quote #22031

PT5150
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You a good man Brian..


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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January 20, 2013 at 9:37 am Quote #22187

src
(1559)

Got the shows thanks my friend ,i said it before this is the best site with the greatest people.


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January 20, 2013 at 12:17 pm Quote #22196

oryo
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I haven’t watched this in ages!


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January 21, 2013 at 7:36 pm Quote #22241

ks34vh
(2119)

Yes, Ages!


Laughing at the Days Garbage Through Loud Volume, This is “Laughing At Reality”..

VHT Member since 2001


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April 23, 2013 at 5:22 pm Quote #24562

ron
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April 23, 2013 at 6:07 pm Quote #24564

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April 24, 2013 at 1:05 pm Quote #24579

voodoo
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April 24, 2013 at 1:07 pm Quote #24580

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April 30, 2013 at 6:10 pm Quote #24827

ron
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http://ultimateclassicrock.com/eddie-van-halen-beat-it/

30 Years Ago: Michael Jackson + Eddie Van Halen Hit No. 1 with ‘Beat It’
by Sterling Whitaker April 30, 2013 4:21 PM

Pop and R&B star Michael Jackson was looking to broaden his audience base when he invited Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen to play on a track from the album he was working on as a follow-up to his best-selling 1979 disc ‘Off the Wall.’

And the seemingly unlikely pairing worked like a charm — the resulting track, ‘Beat It,’ won multiple Grammys, launched an iconic video and became one of Jackson’s signature songs, landing at No. 1 on April 30, 1983.

The collaboration almost didn’t happen. When Van Halen received the initial inquiry about recording the track, he hung up, believing it was a prank call. In 2012 the guitarist recalled that he did much more than just play the guitar solo on the track.

“I listened to the song, and I immediately go, ‘Can I change some parts?’,” he said. “I turned to the engineer and I go, ‘OK, from the breakdown, chop in this part, go to this piece, pre-chorus, to the chorus, out.’ Took him maybe 10 minutes to put it together. And I proceeded to improvise two solos over it.”

Incredibly, the guitarist did the gig as a favor, receiving no payment for his role in making ‘Thriller,’ which went on to sell more than 30 million copies, becoming the most successful album in recorded history to that point. ‘Beat It’ held the top spot in the Top 40 for three weeks, and won Grammys for Record of the Year and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.

Though Van Halen’s record company prevented him from appearing in the video for the song, he did join Jackson on stage in Dallas to perform ‘Beat It’ during the ‘Victory’ tour.


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