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Eddie Van Halen’s “Frankenstrat” to be Auctioned for Charity

Iconic Kramer guitar Van Halen wielded during band’s peak to be sold at auction

 

Eddie Van Halen’s famous Kramer “Frankenstrat” is among the items that will be auctioned for charity next month, in the first rock and roll offering by California auction house Profiles in History.

 

The guitar is one of eight handmade red and white instruments that were… Read More

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Sammy Hagar Announces “Four Decades of Rock” Summer Tour

The Red Rocker is putting the band back together and hitting the road this summer

 

By Alex Baker

 

Sammy Hagar will be hitting the road this summer as he prepares to launch the “Four Decades of Rock” tour. The former Van Halen frontman will be reuniting with Chickenfoot bassist and fellow ex-Van Halen member Michael Anthony, as well as his ex-Montrose bandmates, Denny Carmasi and Bill Church.

 

Audiences attending this summer’s tour will be treated to a cross section of… Read More

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Eddie Van Halen Records with LL Cool J

Guitar hero records two tracks on with legendary hip hop artist‘s new album Authentic

 

By Alex Baker

 

Eddie Van Halen has teamed up with hip hop pioneer LL Cool J, recording two songs for the rapper‘s upcoming album Authentic.

 

Speaking to Guitar World, Van Halen admitted that “The thought of me playing guitar to… Read More

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Producing Led Zeppelin: Legendary Record Producer Andy Johns

 

In “Producing Led Zeppelin” Guitar Shop TV sits down with legendary record producer Andy Johns (The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, and many other rock legends) In this Part One of our exclusive interview, Andy discusses his work with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant in producing the classic rock album Led Zeppelin IV, including the iconic track “Stairway to Heaven.” An amazing conversation with one of the all-time greats!

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Wally Montgomery

Wally Montgomery is a country rock singer guitarist with camera friendly looks and formidable chops to back them up. Drawing on wide-ranging influences that include Brad Paisley, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Van Halen, Montgomery has concocted an appealing contemporary sound that seems almost perfectly balanced between rock and new country. Check out Wally’s formidable chops for yourself in this video of him performing his original guitar instrumental “Chicken Salad.”

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The Gibson GuitarTown Auction at Bonhams

The Gibson GuitarTown Charity auction will benefit Los Angeles Fund for Public Education

 

By Alex Baker

 

The 2012 edition of Gibson GuitarTown on the Sunset Strip has come to an end. The exhibition ran for a year and featured giant 10-foot replicas of Gibson Les Paul guitars designed by notable artists. Each guitar was designed to commemorate artists who’d made their mark on the the Sunset… Read More

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