Nikki Sixx Pays Tribute To Eddie Van Halen As He Shares John 5’s Unreleased Track, ‘Running With The Devil’

Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx shared a post on his official Instagram page reposting Rob Zombie guitarist John 5‘s post on his official Instagram page revealing the performance of Van Halen song ‘Running With The Devil’ with Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor and former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony in addition to paying tribute to late Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen.

As many of you know, John 5 and The Creatures had a performance at the Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles on April 6, 2019, which later on turned into a live album named ‘Live Invasion’ which consisted of 10 songs on August 28, 2020.

While their performance started out as a usual gig, it turned into an extremely unique night of music as the performance continued due to the fact that System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian joined the band for a cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It.’

Shavo Odadjian was not the only guest star of John 5’s show, as Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, and Cinderella drummer Fred Coury joined John 5 to perform Van Halen’s ‘Runnin’ With the Devil,‘ and ‘Take Your Whiskey Home.

For the late guitarist Eddie Van Halen’s 66th birthday, John 5 shared a video from the performance for ‘Runnin’ With the Devil’ which did not take place in the live album, making it the first release for the song in order to pay tribute to the legendary guitarist.

Here is what John 5 said:

Happy birthday Eddie Van Halen

Here is an unreleased track of Running With the Devil with my buddies Michael Anthony, Corey Taylor, Fred Coury mixed and produced by Barry Pointer filmed and edited by Mike Savage We miss and love you, Eddie”

Since Nikki Sixx and John 5 are best friends, Sixx reshared his post on his official Instagram page showing his support to his fellow in addition to paying tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen on his birthday, nearly 4 months after his passing due to throat cancer.

Here is what Sixx said:

“John 5 & The Creatures – Running With The Devil

Check out my buddy’s John 5 tribute to Eddie Van Halen

You can click here to see the Instagram post.