In an interview with Eddie Van Halen (1993) Steve Lukather recalled the emotion of his first acquaintance with the music of The Beatles. "Just the sound of it overcame my whole soul, if you want to call it that. I knew that's what I wanted to do. I remember George Harrison played a solo in I saw her standing there and just the sound of the guitar bending and the reverb struck a nerve inside of me." After the death of George Harrison Luke stated: "I am VERY sad as George was a friend and the reason I play the guitar! I have a picture of us playing together in my office at Jeff Porcaro's tribute concert many years ago. He was a GREAT man and a gentle wonderful soul. He will be missed."