We’ve been talking a lot about the passing of rock legend Eddie Van Halen this week. Eddie passed away on Tuesday morning, his son Wolfgang announcing his passing, writing:
"I can't believe I'm having to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning. He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I've shared with him on and off stage was a gift. My heart is broken and I don't think I'll ever fully recover from this loss. I love you so much, Pop."
Aside from his own band’s work, let’s not forget that he was the guitarist on Michael Jackson’s BEAT IT. I found a live performance from 1984 in Dallas, Texas!
Check it out!
Here's Eddie talking about working with MJ