Eddie Van Halen Recording With Rapper LL Cool J?
Posted 3/18/2013 11:24:00 AM

Last week Eddie Van Halen posted a photo of himself in the studio with rapper LL Cool J, leading to rumors that he was collaborating with the rapper. The image included the caption, "Authentic. 4.30.13." Now, LL (Cool? J?) has confirmed that Eddie is among the guests set to appear on his forthcoming album, “Authentic.” Fan site the Van Halen News Desk reports the rapper revealed the news at his SXSW concert Thursday night in Austin, TX.

Eddie has made guest appearances on projects throughout his career, including records by Michael Jackson, Roger Waters, Steve Lukather, Dweezil Zappa, Thomas Dolby and Nicolette Larson, but this is the first time he's wandered into the hip-hop world.

I admit that I'm not a fan of rap (although my 16-year-old son has turned me on to a few things I liked). But this certainly isn't the first time rock has met rap. Take the Aerosmith collaboration with Run-D.M.C. on 'Walk This Way,' for example. So, I'm giving Eddie the benefit of the doubt. After all, that little tune ('Beat It') that he did with Michael Jackson worked out pretty well for him.


Posted By: Spencer  

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