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    I found this Steve Lukather interview on another website. He said that EVH only played the guitar solo in Beat It and he played the rest.

    http://www.classicrockrevisited.com/...s06/luke06.htm

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    Ed said that in an interview years ago, that Quincy Jones asked him to come do the solo, and Ed called him an "asshole" thinking it was a prank, then later Jones wrote Ed a thank-you note and signed it the asshole.

    Don't think anyone ever said he did anything but the solo, it was common knowledge that Lukather did all the tracks but the solo.
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    Isn't the story, he was asked to do a solo. Listened to the track once. Did the solo, and that was that. They asked him to do a 2nd just in case. But what you hear on the record was the 1st attempt did in 1 take.

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    He didn't get paid for doing the solo either.

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    He refused to be paid.
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    Have you guys ever heard the outtakes from that session ??

    Fucking hysterical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BREW CREW
    He refused to be paid.
    I remember he said something like maybe Michael will give me free dance lessons. I'm trying to picture Eddie doing the moonwalk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Tone
    Have you guys ever heard the outtakes from that session ??

    Fucking hysterical.
    Well no, but I'm all ears, my brutha. Got a link????

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    Lookin for a link as well.
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    The only other note of BS trivia about that is I remember reading that Ed suggested changing the chord progression behind the solo..
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    Well I read that it was Eddie's idea to have that little intro into the solo. (There's that little repetitive guitar part) And, yes, he refused to be paid because he didn't think it would be that big and I thought he didn't want anyone in VH to find out he did a 'side project.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Halen
    Well no, but I'm all ears, my brutha. Got a link????

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    No linky. I have it on a CD with all of the Gene Simmons Demos, and some Radio interviews. You can literally hear the MJ scratch vocals ( which are flat as shit ).....it's like it's Ed's headphone mix or something. Michael egging him on for licks in all kinds of places. Ultimately, we just hear the solo spot, and none of the other shit Ed was noodling with.

    I'll have to dig it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Tone
    No linky. I have it on a CD with all of the Gene Simmons Demos, and some Radio interviews. You can literally hear the MJ scratch vocals ( which are flat as shit ).....it's like it's Ed's headphone mix or something. Michael egging him on for licks in all kinds of places. Ultimately, we just hear the solo spot, and none of the other shit Ed was noodling with.

    I'll have to dig it up.
    Sounds like a good opportunity to step up to the plate with Premium Membership and upload the track in the Free For All forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VHfan79
    I remember he said something like maybe Michael will give me free dance lessons. I'm trying to picture Eddie doing the moonwalk.
    The moonwalk was still yet to be popularized during the recording of Thriller. It was the release of the album, and MJs performace of Billie Jean at, was it the AMAs?, that popularized the moonwalk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch
    Sounds like a good opportunity to step up to the plate with Premium Membership and upload the track in the Free For All forum.


    Or I'll just post a link where I can get it hosted ???


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