Not many people are aware that Eddie Van Halen joined Patty Smyth’s band, Scandal, on stage in 1984.
Eddie Van Halen and his then-wife Valerie Bertinelli were good friends with Patty Smyth as Scandal was still riding a wave of popularity after ‘The Warrior’ became a Top 10 hit song.
During Scandal’s 1984 tour, Eddie – impromptu – joined Scandal on stage for two songs in Los Angeles, followed by two surprise appearances in Houston and Austin, Texas. Eddie joined the band for their encores.
Below, watch MTV’s J.J. Jackson’s news segment, and listen to a soundboard recording of Eddie adding a few of his patented guitar licks to “Maybe We Went Too Far,” from ‘The Warror’ album, and a cover of the classic, “River Deep, Mountain High.”