From his music being blasted into the ears of George McFly in 'Back to the Future' to Bill and Ted attempting to recruit him into Wyld Stallyns, Eddie Van Halen's musical excellence was never in doubt.

In 2009, he appeared on screen with Charlie Sheen in 'Two and a Half Men.'

He played the guitar solo on Michael Jackson's 'Beat It' in studio --- and ON STAGE just ONCE, in 1984. (video below)

He was a musical guest on Saturday Night Live in 1987 because he "was in the building." His then-wife, Valerie Bertinelli was the host that night and he jammed with G.E. Smith and the Saturday Night Live Band.

...and Robbie Hart's ex-fiance, Linda, wore a Van Halen shirt in the movie "The Wedding Singer."