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Friday | Cape Cod Times

Back to being Extreme

A long time ago, in the early to mid-'80s, singer Gary Cherone fronted a struggling, but striving, hard rock band from Medford called the Dream.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Extreme, The 80'S

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Georgia Straight

20 years ago today: David Lee Roth plays the Commodore, talks O.J.,...

Twenty years ago today--on July 10, 1994--David Lee Roth played the Commodore Ballroom.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, David Lee Roth

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Arizona Republic

Best '80s pop-metal songs, from Def Leppard to Poison

With Def Leppard out touring with Kiss, here's a look at the best pop-metal songs of the '80s, including Poison.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Poison, Phoenix, AZ, Music, Entertainment

WPLR

This Day in Music History: July 8th

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, David Lee Roth, The Beatles, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Cream, Heavy-Metal, Iron Maiden

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Detroit News

Can Queen work with Adam Lambert? Ask AC/DC, Van Halen

Queen's Brian May, left, and singer Adam Lambert carry on Freddie Mercury's musical legacy.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Ac/DC, Queen, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, The Velvet Underground

Fri Jul 04, 2014

ContactMusic.com

How Much Does It Cost To Book Your Favourite Band?

Having your favourite band play at your birthday party or wedding would be a dream come true for any music fan, but sadly it doesn't come cheap.

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Related Topix: Purple Rain, Music!, Drama Movies, Prince, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Vancouver Courier

The fast and the curious

Former Van Halen frontman, tequila connoisseur and human labradoodle Sammy Hagar once sang "I can't drive 55." Now it appears B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone has borrowed from Hagar's Corona-stained lyric sheet, converted it to the metric system and added a few kilometres for good measure.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Opinion

WPLR

This Day in Music History: July 3rd

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Peter Frampton, Darien Center, NY

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Tucson Weekly

Primer

Yngwie Malmsteen is scheduled to play the Rialto Theatre as part of the Guitar Gods tour on Tuesday, July 8 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $21 to $41 at rialtotheatre.com.

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Related Topix: Heavy-Metal, Yngwie Malmsteen, Pop/Rock, Metal, Randy Rhoads, Paganini, Classical

All About Jazz

Mindi Abair: Wild Heart

Courtney Love courted controversy in a Rolling Stone interview when she shrugged off Clarence Clemons, the late and great "Big Man" saxophonist of Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band, "My Springsteen problem is just that saxophones don't belong in rock & roll," she said.

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Related Topix: Mindi Abair, Jazz, Pop/Rock

Sat Jun 28, 2014

Guitar World

Poll: What Was the Best Guitar Album of 1984?

From Van Halen and Judas Priest to Yngwie Malmsteen and Stevie Ray Vaughan, the world had caught the guitar bug and there were plenty of landmark albums to feed the fever.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Blues

Guitar World

Secrets of Shred with Sammy Boller: Eddie Van Halen-Style Speed-Picking Technique - Video

In this lesson, I'll be showing you a relatively unknown picking technique used by my favorite guitarist, Eddie Van Halen.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Fri Jun 27, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Iron Maiden, Motley Crue, Dead Kennedys top bands that switched singers and paid for it

Velvet Underground : Nothing underscores Reed's greatness like the fifth VU album, recorded once Yule -- not Reed -- is leading the charge.

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Related Topix: Jello Biafra, Punk, Dead Kennedys, Heavy-Metal, Iron Maiden, Pop/Rock, The Velvet Underground

The Daily Star

MJ's Best

From enlisting Eddie Van Halen for a guitar solo to borrowing the refrain "Mama-se, mama-sa, mama-coo-sa" from a Cameroonian saxophonist, Michael Jackson's very best songs drew from influences far and wide.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Dance, Black Entertainment, Michael Jackson

Arkansas Times

Sammy Hagar to open restaurant at Southland Park

Former Van Halen frontman and best reason to drink Crystal Pepsi Sammy Hagar is bringing his signature booze-soaked dining experience to West Memphis with Sammy Hagar's Red Rocker Bar & Grill .

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, West Memphis, AR

Thu Jun 26, 2014

Sunherald.com

Can Queen work with Adam Lambert? Ask AC/DC, Van Halen

But is it worth buying a ticket to see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act perform without the rock icon Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991? Fans will find out when Queen - with "American Idol" star Adam Lambert on vocals - plays in San Jose on July 1. It's not an unprecedented pairing, Lambert fronted the band at the 2011 MTV Music Video Awards, and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Ac/DC, Queen, Freddie Mercury, The Velvet Underground

Nippertown!

June 26: On This Day in Nippertown Musical History

It's Throwback Thursday, and we're back with another installment of our new weekly Thursday morning feature: On This Day in Nippertown Musical Historya 2013: The Zombies played at the Empire State Plaza 2012: Demi Lovato played at SPAC 2008: Thurston Moore played at the Upstate Artists Guild 2005: Trio! featuring Bela Fleck, Stanley Clarke & ... (more)

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Related Topix: Jean-Luc Ponty, Jazz, Pop/Rock

Wed Jun 25, 2014

KDXY-FM Jonesboro

elvis

1975: Sonny and Cher Bono's divorce was finalized in Santa Monica, California. They had married in 1964.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Byrds, Dance, Cher, Santa Monica, CA, David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar

Tue Jun 24, 2014

Guitar Player

Ben Bluestein

When Orianthi stepped into Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp's studio to play with the bands during GP 's "Ultimate Musicians Camp" on February 16, she probably didn't expect to see a shy ten-year-old holding an Ibanez JEM7V on the stage.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Alpha One

Guitarist With No Hand Flawlessly Covers Van Halen's 'Eruption'

John Denner may have been born without a hand, but that didn't stop him from railing on the guitar like Eddie Van Halen.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock

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