Eddie Van Halen and Michael Jackson Perform "Beat It" Live in 1984 | VIDEO


Everyone knows Eddie Van Halen played on Michael Jackson’s 1983 hit “Beat It.” But did you know Ed actually performed it live with Jackson in 1984?

The King of Pop was on his Victory tour when it made a stop in Dallas on July 14. Who should just happen to be in town but Ed, who graciously showed up to perform with Jackson.

We’re posting this on the sixth anniversary of Jackson’s death, June 25, 2009. Apparently, the video is a dupe of a dupe of a dupe (and then some), so please accept our apologies for the poor quality.