We’ve heard Eddie’s amazing intro to “Mean Street” a million times, and it still get’s our fur up! Well, today we’re featuring it on keyboard, performed by famous keyboardist Derek Sherinian. We think you’ll dig it!
Derek Sherinian is a keyboardist who has toured and recorded for Alice Cooper, Billy Idol, Yngwie Malmsteen, Kiss, and Joe Bonamassa. He was also a member of Dream Theater from 1994–99, is the founder of Planet X and also one of the founding members of Black Country Communion. He has released seven solo albums that have featured a variety of prominent guest musicians, including guitarists Slash, Yngwie Malmsteen, Allan Holdsworth, Steve Lukather, Joe Bonamassa, Billy Sheehan, Zakk Wylde and Al Di Meola.
In the video below, Derek demonstrates another classic Van Halen intro on his Wurlitzer 200A:
Be sure to also watch Derek’s beautiful piano cover of Van Halen’s acoustic guitar instrumental “Spanish Fly.”