See Jack White Pay Tribute to Eddie Van Halen With ‘SNL’ Performance
Jack White paid tribute to Eddie Van Halen and played tracks from his entire career during his last-minute guest appearance on Saturday Night Live.
In the first performance of White there was a medley that revolved around the "Ball and Biscuit" of the White Stripes. The rocker reworked the Elephant favorite to show both excerpts from his Beyoncé Lemonade collaboration “Don't Hurt Yourself” and “Jesus Is Coming Soon”, “A traditional gospel song written during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic has been.
Later on on the show, White ditched a guitar Eddie Van Halen designed for him to pay tribute to the legendary guitarist after his death earlier this week.
"I thought it might be a nice gesture for me to use this Eddie van Halen blue model guitar for one of the songs tonight at SNL," wrote White on Instagram before his Lazaretto performance.
“The guitar was designed by Eddie (with a few adjustments that I added). Eddie was very nice to me and made sure that this guitar was made for me according to my specifications. I'm not even going to offend the man's talent by trying to play one of his songs tonight. Thank you again Eddie for that guitar and rest in peace sir. "
White was a last-minute add-on to the Bill Burr-hosted SNL episode after the original musical guest Morgan Wallen was not invited after he was caught celebrating masquerading and breaking Covid-19 protocol.
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