Watch John 5, Michael Anthony and Corey Taylor Rip Through a Van Halen Mini-Set in L.A.

John 5 is currently out on his 2019 Invasion tour, and during his set at the Whiskey a Go Go on April 6 he was joined by a handful of guests, including Corey Taylor, Michael Anthony, System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian and Cinderella drummer Fred Coury.

Odadjian appeared with John 5 for a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It,” while Taylor, Anthony and Coury joined him for a trio of Van Halen songs—"Runnin' With the Devil," "Take Your Whisky Home" and the band’s version of the Kinks’ "You Really Got Me." You can check out fan-filmed footage of "Runnin' With the Devil" above, and “Take Your Whisky Home” and “You Really Got Me” below.

As previously reported, John 5 and his band the Creatures—bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix—have announced a new full-length studio album, Invasion, for release in 2019. The effort is the follow up to 2018’s concert document, It's Alive!

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.