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Friday Sep 12 | OC Weekly

Eddie Van Halen Contemplates Fame, In Illustrated Form

Van Halen fans are hoping for a follow-up from the band whose last record, A Different Kind of Truth , was released two years ago. "I'm writing.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Guitar World

Jeff Beck and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons Discuss the Rocking...

This is an excerpt from the all-new November 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus new Gibbons/Beck photos by Ross Halfin, not to mention features on Weezer, George Thorogood, MXR & Eddie Van Halen, the guitar pick revolution, Nita Strauss and Black Veil Brides, plus gear reviews and lessons by Marty Friedman and Steel Panther's Satchel, check out the November 2014 issue of Guitar World! The Surreal Thing: As they prepare to hit the road together for a summer tour, Jeff Beck and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons wax philosophical on the rock and roll relationship between guitars, cars and everything in between.

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Related Topix: ZZ Top, Pop/Rock, Jeff Beck, The Yardbirds

Tue Sep 02, 2014

KSFY

South Dakota ranked as one of the least nostalgic towards 1980's

A new study has ranked South Dakota as one of the least-nostalgic states when it comes to 1980's popular culture.

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Related Topix: The 80'S, Pop/Rock

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Examiner.com

Boston brings Life, Love and Hope to Boise: Guitarist Gary Pihl sounds off

This Wednesday, September 3, legendary rock icons Boston will return to Boise for the first time in years.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Boston, Boise, ID, Sammy Hagar

Sun Aug 31, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Sammy Hagar

A federal appeals court says an Iowa woman who claims rock singer Sammy Hagar fathered her baby 25 years ago may sue him for libel, invasion of privacy, and breach of contract.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Sammy Hagar, US News, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Eastern Daily Press

Reload Festival interview: Kool and the Gang

Marking 50 years in the groove this year, Kool and the Gang are having their own Celebration and are headlining the Reload Festival at the Norfolk Showground.

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Related Topix: Funk, Kool & the Gang, The Jam, The Real Thing, Soul, Jazz, Thelonious Monk, Pop/Rock

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Billboard

Exclusive: Guitarist Jason Becker, Who Suffers From ALS,...

Jason Becker, a former guitarist for David Lee Roth who has lived with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis for 25 years, is thrilled to see what the ice-bucket challenge is doing in the fight against the disease.

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Related Topix: Classical, Becker, Richmond, CA, Pop/Rock

KVOX-FM Fargo

Rocker Sammy Hagar must face ex-Playboy bunny's de...

A federal appeals court on Thursday revived a defamation lawsuit against rocker Sammy Hagar, former lead singer for Van Halen, by a one-time Playboy bunny who claimed he had fathered her son.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, US News, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

ContactMusic.com

Pantera Drummer Rules Out Reunion

Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott has ruled out the possibility of reuniting the band following the death of his guitarist brother Darrell Abbott .

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Related Topix: Metal, Pantera, Pop/Rock

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Ultimate-guitar.com

Vinnie Paul On Pantera Reunion: 'If Eddie Van Halen Died, Would You...

Vinnie Paul once again addressed the matter of a hypothetical Pantera reunion featuring Zakk Wylde on guitar, calling the idea's supporters "selfish" and the overall approach "stupid."

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Related Topix: Metal, Pantera, Pop/Rock

LA Weekly

After Ferguson, the Play Bulrusher Feels Timely in Its Portrayal of Race Relations

Englishman Allan Holdsworth is one of the most highly respected guitarists of the past several decades, cited by legions of fellow players, including Eddie Van Halen, as a major inspiration.

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Related Topix: Allan Holdsworth, Jazz, Pop/Rock, Tony Williams, Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Yellowjackets

Mon Aug 25, 2014

LA Weekly

Classic Mexican Made New at El Condor

Licia Perea and her Latina Dance Theater Project have gathered a strong line-up of choreographers for this edition of the showcase for emerging and mid-career Latino and African American choreographers based in L.A. Each evening includes four premieres from Cyrian Reed, Dorcas Roman, Marina MalgahA es/Allison Gray and Michelle Funderburk and five ... (more)

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Related Topix: Reality TV, Entertainment, Television, Theater, Arts, Jazz, Allan Holdsworth, Pop/Rock, Tony Williams, Los Angeles, CA

KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud

Rockers With ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS , has been in the news a lot lately, thanks to the growing list of people who have accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge .

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Related Topix: Jason Becker, Pop/Rock, David Lee Roth, Toto

LA Weekly

The Trophy Wife Stereotype Is a Myth. So How Did We Create It?

Designed to demonstrate solidarity with the values and goals of the Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech, this event boasts a line up of professional and student dancers, plus LA Opera Young Artist soloists, a high school choir, a violin prodigy and a marching band.

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Related Topix: Allan Holdsworth, Jazz, Pop/Rock, Tony Williams, Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Yellowjackets

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Guitar World

Jason Becker Calls Out Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth and John Mayer ...

In this video, which was posted over the weekend, Jason Becker challenges Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth and John Mayer to take the ALS Ice Bucket challenge.

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Related Topix: Classical, Becker, Pop/Rock

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Examiner.com

Sammy Hagar and friends rock Harrah's/Harvey's Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena

On Saturday August 16, 2014 The History of Rock Tour featuring Sammy Hagar along with friends Michael Anthony , Vic Johnson and drummer extraordinaire Jason Bonham hit the stage at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena for the Harrahs / Harveys Summer Concert Series.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Led Zeppelin, Hard-Rock

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Houston Press

Austin's OBN IIIs Are No Retro-Rock Chumps

With unlimited sweat, furious finesse and hook-heavy musical manners, Austin's OBN IIIs are the bastard child of Flamin' Groovies and Radio Birdman, just as their latest slab Live in San Francisco documents.

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Related Topix: The Flamin' Groovies, Pop/Rock, Downtown (San Francisco, CA), Indie, Hercules

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Guitar World

Eddie Van Halen's 'Spanish Fly' Played on Piano - Video

Below, check out a recently posted clip of keyboardist Derek Sherinian playing Eddie Van Halen's acoustic guitar instrumental "Spanish Fly" on piano.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Progressive-Rock, Dream Theater

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Fox News

Hagar: VH botched reunion

Rocker Sammy Hagar and wife Kari arrive for the 16th annual Keep Memory Alive "Power of Love Gala" and 70th birthday celebration for Muhammad Ali at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada February 18, 2012.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Pop/Rock, Entertainment

Sat Aug 16, 2014

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Sammy Hagar Pays Tribute to and Shares Memories of Robin Williams

Like so many other people, Sammy Hagar was a big fan of Robin Williams , who died of an apparent suicide this August 11 at age 63. Speaking with ABC News Radio, the Red Rocker describes Williams as the "most brilliant, original frickin' comedian I've ever seen," adding, "even the way he brought that to the big screen as an actor, he brought that ... (more)

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Related Topix: Red Rock, AZ, Pop/Rock, Suicide

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