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Beck Appears as Dr. Goodbody on Van Halen Tribute Album [LISTEN]

“My name is Dr. Goodbody ... We’ll be reviewing the text from Moby Dick, so please turn now to... page 69.” 


A classic line from the 1984 Van Halen song - Hot For Teacher.


And on Interpreting The Masters: A Tribute To Van Halen - the upcoming Van Halen Tribute album by synth pop duo The Bird and the Bee - Dr. Goodbody will be portrayed by Mr. Hansen ... aka Beck .. 


The track - featuring synth-heavy, plinking keys in places of Eddie Van Halen's tapping guitar - is the second single the band has released from the tribute album- due out August 2nd. 


Here’s what Beck had to say about working with the duo:


The Bird and The Bee bring unforeseen angles to the Van Halen song book. Makes sense because, like Eddie Van Halen, Greg is a kind of musical wunderkind in his own right and Inara’s vocals bring a cool counterpart to Diamond Dave’s  pyrotechnics. Making a cameo on their version of “Hot For Teacher” felt like an extension of the kind of riffing and fooling around we do in the studio on a normal session.


The Bird and The Bee - Hot For Teacher