Jack White paid tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen this week on “Saturday Evening Stay.”
The White Stripes singer and guitarist, 45, served because the sketch comedy present’s musical visitor and carried out “Lazaretto,” a 2015 Grammy-nominated hit from his second solo album of the identical identify.
Although White didn’t carry out any of Van Halen’s songs whereas he was on stage, he jammed out with a vibrant blue guitar that was designed by the late rock legend.
“I believed it might be a pleasant gesture for me to make use of this blue Eddie Van Halen mannequin guitar for one of many songs tonight on SNL. The guitar was designed by Eddie (with a couple of customizations I had added),” White shared in an Instagram publish.
“Eddie was very sort to me and noticed to it that this guitar was made for me to my specs. I gained’t even insult the person’s expertise by attempting to play considered one of his songs tonight,” he continued in his commemoration publish. “Thanks once more Eddie for this guitar and relaxation in peace sir.”
Van Halen died on Tuesday on the age of 65 after a non-public battle with throat most cancers. The Dutch-born American rock star co-founded Van Halen along with his brother in 1972, and he served because the group’s fundamental songwriter and lead guitarist till his loss of life.
In different components of White’s “SNL” set, he carried out a remix of The White Stripes’ 2003 hit “Ball and Biscuit” on a grey guitar along with his 2016 collaboration with Beyoncé, “Don’t Harm Your self,” and Blind Willie Johnson’s 1928 music “Jesus Is Coming Quickly.”
White was a last-minute replacement for nation star Morgan Wallen, 27, who was initially scheduled to carry out on the present however was handed over because of the studio’s coronavirus protocol.
Wallen was noticed partying in shut proximity to different individuals in a viral TikTok video earlier this week. The video of Wallen consuming and exchanging kisses has been seen greater than 3.7 million occasions.