While the rest of us sit around wondering whether we're going to hear any new (or old) music from Van Halen anytime soon, Alex and Eddie Van Halen are out doing more important stuff.
Eddie Van Halen
Jason Becker wants everyone to know that Eddie Van Halen made a quiet donation after his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, becoming the last of three famous rockers named by the former David Lee Roth guitarist.
Just days after the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge brought Bon Jovi fans hope of a reunion between estranged partners Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, Sammy Hagar has used his challenge video to reach out to his former Van Halen bandmates Alex and Eddie Van Halen.
Eddie Van Halen reprised his solo on 'Beat It' during a stop on the Jacksons' 'Victory' tour.
Guitar wunderkind Eddie Van Halen is undoubtedly one of the most important rock musicians of the last 35 years.
"Ted just didn't see eye to eye with the way I looked at things. That was my whole premise for building the studio."
Eddie Van Halen didn't even get a mention on Michael Jackson's mega-smash album 'Thriller,' which celebrates it's 31 year anniversary today (Nov. 30), despite having a heavy hand in the success of the third radio single. The guitarist says he did the solo on 'Beat It' for free -- and even wound up re-arranging the song while Jackson was out of the room.