“To me, he really is an alternative guitar player”: Watch Billy Corgan pay tribute to his hero Eddie Van Halen by joining Sammy Hagar for a knockout cover of Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love

Sammy Hagar and Billy Corgan on stage in Hammond, Indiana
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Billy Corgan joined Sammy Hagar & The Circle for an impromptu onstage jam last Friday (October 20) during the latter’s show at Hammond, Indiana.

For the occasion, Corgan and co elected to play a track from the Van Halen catalog – the 1978 classic Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love – which saw the Smashing Pumpkins frontman pay homage to his hero Eddie Van Halen and trade off with Hagar’s all-star band.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.