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Back In Time: Billy Idol performs Van Halen’s “Ain’t Talking About Love”

Back In Time: Billy Idol performs Van Halen's "Ain't Talking About Love"

Back In Time

Back In Time: Billy Idol performs Van Halen’s “Ain’t Talking About Love”

Back in 2009, in Hollywood, Billy Idol performed Van Halen’s “Ain’t Talking About Love” and it was really good.


Take a look:

The song

“Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love” is a song by Van Halen from their 1978 debut album, Van Halen. When Eddie Van Halen wrote the song, he did not consider it good enough to show his bandmates until a year later. He said it was supposed to be a punk rock parody, “a stupid thing to us, just two chords. It didn’t end up sounding punk, but that was the intention.” The guitar solo was doubled in overdubs with an electric sitar.

This song is also one of the few David Lee Roth-era songs that onetime replacement Sammy Hagar was willing to sing in concert when he joined the band in the mid-’80s.

British big beat group Apollo 440, sampled the lead guitar of the song for their single “Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Dub” (1996), which was featured on their sophomore studio album Electro Glide in Blue (1997).

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