Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready Has Nothing But Praise for Van Halen
Guitarist Mike McCready recently told the UT San Diego newspaper, “Eddie‘s a master. He’s the Mozart of the guitar. I went with Eddie [Vedder] and [Alice In Chains] Jerry Cantrell, and I watched Eddie in awe. I like the new Van Halen album and I wasn’t expecting to. It sounds like the old Van Halen.”
As reported over at the mighty Van Halen News Desk, McCready had a chance to visit with Eddie Van Halen during the making of ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ and tweeted a photo for all of his followers, showing that even though he’s a professional musician in a successful band, he can still be a fan as well.
Pearl Jam’s latest nod to Van Halen came earlier this week when they pulled out a little bit of ‘Eruption’ for the crowd in Berlin. They’ve also performed ‘Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love’ in shows dating back to 2010.
Watch Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready Playing a Piece of Van Halen’s ‘Eruption’
Watch Pearl Jam Performing Van Halen’s ‘Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love’