Monday, December 3, 2012
Blast From The Past: Eddie Van Halen Performing “Beat It” Live With Michael Jackson!
Eddie Van Halen recently spoke to CNN about the guitar solo he contributed to Michael Jackson’s”Beat It”, released 30 years ago.
Eddie and Michael have only performed the song together once. This historic event happened July 14, 1984 during The Jacksons ”Victory Tour” concert in Dallas, Texas. Here’s video of the unrehearsed performance (this video’s quality is so-so, but still is a big improvement over the crappy version most people have seen) and all the known photos from the concert.
As previously reported, Eddie Van Halen underwent an emergency surgery for a severe bout of diverticulitis. No further surgeries are needed and a full recovery is expected within four - six months. The long hospital stay of 3 weeks was required because surgery to remove the infected intestine resulted in another infection when Van Halen popped a few stitches.
VAN HALEN's Official Site