Jack White honors Eddie Van Halen during 'SNL' performance

Jack White performed Saturday as a last-minute musical guest on “周六夜现场,” where he paid tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen by using a guitar designed by the iconic rocker.

The performance included a medley of hits featuring The White Stripes’ 热门歌曲 “Ball and Biscuit,” Beyoncé’sDon’t Hurt Yourselfand Blind Willie Johnson’sJesus Is Coming Soon.
White didn’t actually perform any of Van Halen’s songs, 说, “i wont even insult the man’s talent by trying to play one of his songs” 在一个 Instagram帖子 hours before the show.
But he did switch guitars during the performance, finishing the set with his 2014 solo hitLazarettoon a blue guitar designed by Van Halen. “Eddie was very kind to me and saw to it that this guitar was made for me to my specs,” 白色 .
    The Dutch-American guitarist and cofounder of rock band Van Halen died earlier this month after a long battle with cancer, his son Wolf Van Halen 在推特上写道.
    White wasn’tSNL’sfirst pick for the musical portion of the show, 虽然.
      Morgan Wallen, a 27-year-old country music singer, 原为 originally supposed to perform, but was dropped from the lineup after a video of him appearing at a party without a mask went viral on Tik Tok — 违反 “SNL’scoronavirus safety protocols.
      瓦伦 told his fans on Instagram 他 “respects the show’s decision” 和 “has some growing up to do.


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