Listen: Beck and The Bird and The Bee cover Van Halen’s ‘Hot for Teacher’

'Interpreting the Masters Volume 2: A Tribute to Van Halen' drops on August 2

The Bird and The Bee have covered Van Halen’s “Hot for Teacher,” and their rendition features none other than Beck himself.

The track comes from The Bird and the Bee’s upcoming Interpreting the Masters Volume 2: A Tribute to Van Halen, which drops on August 2nd. The Bird and The Bee’s “Hot for Teacher” is a surprisingly jazzy rendition that sees Beck delivering a spoken word cameo, even smoothly delivering lines like, “We’ll be reviewing the text from Moby Dick, so please turn now to page 69.”

Listen to Beck and The Bird and The Bee’s cover of “Hot for Teacher” below.
 

 

“The Bird and The Bee bring unforeseen angles to the Van Halen song book,” Beck explains in a statement. “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.”

Lead photo courtesy of Citizen Kane Wayne.