Home Mail MemberMap Chat (0) Wallpapers
Go Back   ChiefsPlanet > The Royal Lounge

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-03-2012, 02:17 PM  
Deberg_1990 Deberg_1990 is offline
MVP
 
Deberg_1990's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: San Antonio Tx.
Casino cash: $11715
Eddie Van Halen deconstructs his collaboration on 'Beat It'

Interesting....Classic song...classic album



http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/30/showbi...?iref=obinsite




Eddie Van Halen sits on a sofa in his home studio, smoking an electronic cigarette and reminiscing about the 30th anniversary of Michael Jackson's masterpiece album, "Thriller."

"It seems like yesterday, doesn't it," he says softly. "It would have been fun to work with him again."

Van Halen was a surprise guest on "Beat It," the album's third single. His blazing guitar solo lasted all of 20 seconds and took half an hour to record. He did it for free, as a favor to producer Quincy Jones, while the rest of his Van Halen bandmates were out of town.

"I said to myself, 'Who is going to know that I played on this kid's record, right? Nobody's going to find out.' Wrong!" he laughs. "Big-time wrong. It ended up being Record of the Year."

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer recently revealed to CNN what went on behind-the-scenes of his iconic collaboration with the King of Pop.

CNN: When Quincy rang you up, you thought it was a crank call.

Eddie Van Halen: I went off on him. I went, "What do you want, you f-ing so-and-so!" And he goes, "Is this Eddie?" I said, "Yeah, what the hell do you want?" "This is Quincy." I'm thinking to myself, "I don't know anyone named Quincy." He goes, "Quincy Jones, man." I went, "Ohhh, sorry!" (Laughs)

I asked, "What can I do for you?" And he said, "How would you like to come down and play on Michael Jackson's new record?" And I'm thinking to myself, "OK, 'ABC, 1, 2, 3' and me. How's that going to work?"

I still wasn't 100% sure it was him. I said, "I'll tell you what. I'll meet you at your studio tomorrow." And lo and behold, when I get there, there's Quincy, there's Michael Jackson and there's engineers. They're makin' records!

CNN: Did Quincy give you any direction about what he wanted you to do?

Van Halen: Michael left to go across the hall to do some children's speaking record. I think it was "E.T." or something. So I asked Quincy, "What do you want me to do?" And he goes, "Whatever you want to do." And I go, "Be careful when you say that. If you know anything about me, be careful when you say, "Do anything you want!"

I listened to the song, and I immediately go, "Can I change some parts?" 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.

I was just finishing the second solo when Michael walked in. And you know artists are kind of crazy people. We're all a little bit strange. I didn't know how he would react to what I was doing. So I warned him before he listened. I said, "Look, I changed the middle section of your song."

Now in my mind, he's either going to have his bodyguards kick me out for butchering his song, or he's going to like it. And so he gave it a listen, and he turned to me and went, "Wow, thank you so much for having the passion to not just come in and blaze a solo, but to actually care about the song, and make it better."

He was this musical genius with this childlike innocence. He was such a professional, and such a sweetheart.

CNN: That collaboration surprised a lot of people.

Van Halen: I'll never forget when Tower Records was still open over here in Sherman Oaks. I was buying something, and "Beat It" was playing over the store sound system. The solo comes on, and I hear these kids in front of me going, "Listen to this guy trying to sound like Eddie Van Halen." I tapped him on the shoulder and said, "That IS me!" That was hilarious.

CNN: How did you explain to the guys in Van Halen what had happened?

Van Halen: I just said, "You know. (Shrugs) Busted!" "Dave, you were out of the country!" "Al, you weren't around!" I couldn't call anyone and ask for permission.

Unfortunately, "Thriller" kept our album, "1984," from going to No. 1. Our album was just about ready to go No. 1 when he burned his hair in that Pepsi commercial, if you remember that. And boom, he went straight to No. 1 again!

CNN: Is there an album since then that has shaken things up in the same way?

Van Halen: Wow, I don't know.

CNN: Some people cite Nirvana's "Nevermind" has one that caused a musical shift.

Van Halen: But still not like that. Not that crossed over to such a mass audience. Nirvana was huge, but it didn't appeal to everyone.

I have a lot of respect for Michael. He's going to be sorely missed. I'd be curious as to what he'd be doing right now.

CNN: I believe Quincy has said he paid you in two six packs of beer.

Van Halen: Yeah, something like that. Actually, I brought my own, if I remember right.

I don't even think I'm credited on the record. It just says, "Guitar solo: Question Mark" or "Guitar solo: Frankenstein" (the name of his guitar).

CNN: Did you ever hear from Quincy again?

Van Halen: At the very end, Quincy wrote me a letter thanking me. It was signed, "The F-ing Blah Blah Blah," which I still have. It's very funny.
Posts: 50,361
Deberg_1990 has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Deberg_1990 has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Deberg_1990 has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Deberg_1990 has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Deberg_1990 has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Deberg_1990 has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Deberg_1990 has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Deberg_1990 has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Deberg_1990 has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Deberg_1990 has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Deberg_1990 has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 03:29 PM   #16
Kerberos Kerberos is offline
Chiefs Baby
 
Kerberos's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Henderson, NV
Casino cash: $5225
u

Quote:
Originally Posted by notorious View Post
I had no idea.
Yup

Thirty Friggn years and I never had a clue that he did that solo.

Of course I can hear that it reeks EVH now.

But I never really listed to MJ unless it was on somewhere I couldn't stop or change it so I never REALLY listened to it back then.

"The exchange on the phone with Quincy Jones"on first contact was priceless.
__________________
____________________________________________


She aint a hoe if you don't get laid, and it aint a show if I don't get paid-- Everlast
Posts: 5,622
Kerberos must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Kerberos must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Kerberos must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Kerberos must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Kerberos must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Kerberos must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Kerberos must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Kerberos must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Kerberos must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Kerberos must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Kerberos must have mowed badgirl's lawn.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 03:32 PM   #17
Kerberos Kerberos is offline
Chiefs Baby
 
Kerberos's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Henderson, NV
Casino cash: $5225
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
Chicks used to tell me I looked like EVH.
I'm guessing these were the PRE-Pork Chop days??
__________________
____________________________________________


She aint a hoe if you don't get laid, and it aint a show if I don't get paid-- Everlast
Posts: 5,622
Kerberos must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Kerberos must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Kerberos must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Kerberos must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Kerberos must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Kerberos must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Kerberos must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Kerberos must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Kerberos must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Kerberos must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Kerberos must have mowed badgirl's lawn.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 03:35 PM   #18
stevieray stevieray is offline
Ring of Fire
 
stevieray's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Casino cash: $6030
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kerberos View Post
I'm guessing these were the PRE-Pork Chop days??
Posts: 36,343
stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 03:36 PM   #19
DaneMcCloud DaneMcCloud is offline
Band
 
DaneMcCloud's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: The 'Wood
Casino cash: $5000
Most of the songs on Thriller were written by Toto, who also performed most of the album.

Lukather did the original solo for Beat It but it wasn't working. Luke & EVH were buds, which is where QJ got the idea.
Posts: 48,886
DaneMcCloud is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaneMcCloud is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaneMcCloud is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaneMcCloud is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaneMcCloud is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaneMcCloud is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaneMcCloud is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaneMcCloud is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaneMcCloud is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaneMcCloud is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaneMcCloud is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 03:37 PM   #20
stevieray stevieray is offline
Ring of Fire
 
stevieray's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Casino cash: $6030
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud View Post
Most of the songs on Thriller were written by Toto, who also performed most of the album.

Lukather did the original solo for Beat It but it wasn't working. Luke & EVH were buds, which is where QJ got the idea.
Luthaker




"hold the line..." came out while in high school

Saw VH at Summerjam.....oh man!
Posts: 36,343
stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 03:38 PM   #21
Omaha Omaha is offline
Badass!
 
Omaha's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2010
Casino cash: $7080
Eddie Van Halen doesn't know how to spell "Jovan"
Posts: 6,109
Omaha wants to die in a aids tree fire.Omaha wants to die in a aids tree fire.Omaha wants to die in a aids tree fire.Omaha wants to die in a aids tree fire.Omaha wants to die in a aids tree fire.Omaha wants to die in a aids tree fire.Omaha wants to die in a aids tree fire.Omaha wants to die in a aids tree fire.Omaha wants to die in a aids tree fire.Omaha wants to die in a aids tree fire.Omaha wants to die in a aids tree fire.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 03:41 PM   #22
Third Eye Third Eye is offline
Spiral Out...
 
Third Eye's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: St. Louis
Casino cash: $1573
Along these lines, another one I've always found interesting is the Beastie Boys' Fight for your Right to Party solo which was done by Kerry King of Slayer fame.
__________________
I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative. I don't like anything in the mainstream and they don't like me.
-Bill Hicks, another dead hero
Posts: 1,862
Third Eye must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Third Eye must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Third Eye must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Third Eye must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Third Eye must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Third Eye must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Third Eye must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Third Eye must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Third Eye must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Third Eye must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Third Eye must have mowed badgirl's lawn.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 03:43 PM   #23
stevieray stevieray is offline
Ring of Fire
 
stevieray's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Casino cash: $6030
EVH wore Jovan Musk
Posts: 36,343
stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 03:47 PM   #24
KCUnited KCUnited is online now
Armed and Using
 
KCUnited's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Harms Way
Casino cash: $9737
Hope Solo was done by Living Colour.
Posts: 13,131
KCUnited is obviously part of the inner Circle.KCUnited is obviously part of the inner Circle.KCUnited is obviously part of the inner Circle.KCUnited is obviously part of the inner Circle.KCUnited is obviously part of the inner Circle.KCUnited is obviously part of the inner Circle.KCUnited is obviously part of the inner Circle.KCUnited is obviously part of the inner Circle.KCUnited is obviously part of the inner Circle.KCUnited is obviously part of the inner Circle.KCUnited is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 03:48 PM   #25
Molitoth Molitoth is offline
Chiefs Rubberneck
 
Molitoth's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2004
Casino cash: $9936
Quote:
Originally Posted by Omaha View Post
Eddie Van Halen is too fat.
fyp
Posts: 11,821
Molitoth is too fat/Omaha.Molitoth is too fat/Omaha.Molitoth is too fat/Omaha.Molitoth is too fat/Omaha.Molitoth is too fat/Omaha.Molitoth is too fat/Omaha.Molitoth is too fat/Omaha.Molitoth is too fat/Omaha.Molitoth is too fat/Omaha.Molitoth is too fat/Omaha.Molitoth is too fat/Omaha.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 03:51 PM   #26
dtebbe dtebbe is offline
3M TA3
 
dtebbe's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: The ATL
Casino cash: $5260
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevieray View Post

Saw VH at Summerjam.....oh man!
Summerjam... someone's showing their age!

DT
Posts: 4,290
dtebbe is not part of the Right 53.dtebbe is not part of the Right 53.dtebbe is not part of the Right 53.dtebbe is not part of the Right 53.dtebbe is not part of the Right 53.dtebbe is not part of the Right 53.dtebbe is not part of the Right 53.dtebbe is not part of the Right 53.dtebbe is not part of the Right 53.dtebbe is not part of the Right 53.dtebbe is not part of the Right 53.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 04:04 PM   #27
mcaj22 mcaj22 is online now
MVP
 
mcaj22's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Pennsylvania
Casino cash: $6682
Quote:
Originally Posted by Third Eye View Post
Along these lines, another one I've always found interesting is the Beastie Boys' Fight for your Right to Party solo which was done by Kerry King of Slayer fame.
beastie boys were a punk band in the 80s so not totally out there
Posts: 8,588
mcaj22 Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.mcaj22 Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.mcaj22 Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.mcaj22 Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.mcaj22 Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.mcaj22 Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.mcaj22 Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.mcaj22 Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.mcaj22 Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.mcaj22 Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.mcaj22 Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 04:29 PM   #28
Gadzooks Gadzooks is offline
is neato
 
Gadzooks's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Casino cash: $7771
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcaj22 View Post
beastie boys were a punk band in the 80s so not totally out there
Silly boy...
I guess Run DMC was also punk.
It was common in the olden days for Rap songs to have guitar solos.
__________________
Posts: 5,591
Gadzooks wants to die in a aids tree fire.Gadzooks wants to die in a aids tree fire.Gadzooks wants to die in a aids tree fire.Gadzooks wants to die in a aids tree fire.Gadzooks wants to die in a aids tree fire.Gadzooks wants to die in a aids tree fire.Gadzooks wants to die in a aids tree fire.Gadzooks wants to die in a aids tree fire.Gadzooks wants to die in a aids tree fire.Gadzooks wants to die in a aids tree fire.Gadzooks wants to die in a aids tree fire.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 04:33 PM   #29
Brock Brock is offline
Do it.
 
Brock's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Larryville
Casino cash: $5000
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gadzooks View Post
Silly boy...
I guess Run DMC was also punk.
It was common in the olden days for Rap songs to have guitar solos.
The beastie boys formed as a punk band in the beginning. not sure what your point is.
Posts: 42,713
Brock is obviously part of the inner Circle.Brock is obviously part of the inner Circle.Brock is obviously part of the inner Circle.Brock is obviously part of the inner Circle.Brock is obviously part of the inner Circle.Brock is obviously part of the inner Circle.Brock is obviously part of the inner Circle.Brock is obviously part of the inner Circle.Brock is obviously part of the inner Circle.Brock is obviously part of the inner Circle.Brock is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 04:37 PM   #30
stevieray stevieray is offline
Ring of Fire
 
stevieray's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Casino cash: $6030
Quote:
Originally Posted by dtebbe View Post
Summerjam... someone's showing their age!

DT
I know! Eddies old!

I wore Jovan Musk
Posts: 36,343
stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.stevieray is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:51 PM.


This is a test for a client's site.
A new website that shows member-created construction site listings that need fill or have excess fill. Dirt Monkey @ https://DirtMonkey.net
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.