Two days ago the VHND was contacted by someone in the Van Halen camp that asked us to spread the news about a Van Halen-related segment that would be on the 100th Episode Celebration of the Lopez Tonight show the next day. We were given the impression that the VH segment would be more extensive than what it turned out to be.
The segment that aired showed Eddie noodling on guitar, congratulating George Lopez, and presenting him a signed Wolfgang. This segment was one of many short segments showing celebrities congratulating Lopez for the success of his show.
After the show aired, our source told us that, unfortunately, something was cut from Eddie’s video that the fans would have really liked.
Obviously, Ed wouldn’t have control of what they decide to air. You can see the edit right after Ed says, “Sorry I can’t be there…”.
The Eddie clip turned out to be the longest celebrity clip in the whole show (they saved the best for last!), and his clip received the loudest applause from the crowd. Eddie’s playing and guitar tone sounded great, and it appears that his hand has fully recovered from the surgery!
The Eddie part begins at 2:10: