Local musician, nice guy, and rock icon scion Jackson Smith
played guitar with a partly reconstituted Van Halen
last night during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony; they performed "Why Can't This be Love." Sammy
sounds pretty good; rough, but at least he seems to be enjoying himself. I can't stand the horns in this version, but they're as bad as the keyboards in the original, so I'm not sure it would've been better to resurrect those.
Most of all this version sounds like a rough-edged, real song, and that's important for a band that's been mostly broken up for awhile and was too slick in the studio way back then.