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DAVID LEE ROTH EXPLAINS HIS ROLE IN HELPING TO CREATE THE ICONIC DESIGN FOR EDDIE VAN HALEN’S “FRANKENSTEIN” GUITAR

Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth has released a seven-minute video , which can be seen below, where the singer discusses how he was involved in helping to create the iconic red-white-and-black-striped pattern for guitarist Eddie Van Halen‘s “Frankenstein” guitar. Van Halen has held the copyright, for the design, since 2001. In 2011, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of…

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STEVE VAI TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM,”INVIOLATE” SHORTLY AFTER THE NEW YEAR, RELEASES VIDEO “LITTLE PRETTY”

Steve Vai and Favored Nations/Mascot Label Group have announced his new studio album titled Inviolate which will be released digitally and on CD January 28th, 2022. The LP will follow on March 18th. Today, they present the song Little Pretty which can be previewed below. The recording is a dark-toned fusion-funk workout played almost exclusively on a Gretsch hollow body guitar. As for what…

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IRON MAIDEN ANNOUNCES FALL 2022 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

Iron Maiden will return to North America in 2022 to bring the Legacy Of The Beast world tour to yet more cities, many of which the band has not performed in for many years. The show has already been seen by almost two million people across the globe, being hailed by fans and media alike as the…

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VARIETY: MÖTLEY CRÜE SELLS CATALOG TO BMG

Variety reports: After months of negotiations, BMG has acquired the entire recorded-music catalog of Mötley Crüe in a deal sources say is valued at approximately $150 million, although other sources cited a significantly lower number. The agreement includes the iconic band’s entire recorded output spanning their 40-year career totaling nine studio albums from their 1981…

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JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCE RESCHEDULED NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES WITH THE ADDITION OF QUEENSRŸCHE

Judas Priest has announced the rescheduled 50 Heavy Metal Years North American tour dates for March-April 2022. Support on the trek will come from Queensrÿche. Judas Priest was forced to postpone around two dozen North American shows on its rescheduled 50th-anniversary tour in late September after the band’s guitarist Richie Faulkner suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during a performance at the Louder…

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WHITESNAKE ANNOUNCE NEW BASSIST, TANYA O’CALLAGHAN

With the departing Michael Devin, Whitesnake announce the addition of bassist Tanya O’Callaghan. Frontman David Coverdale said in a statement, “Well, well, well…ladies & gentlemen…boys & girls…we are very proud to announce & to introduce you all to our newest snake…or should I say…snakette!!! Please give a loud Whitesnake choir welcome to the Irish tornado!!! A whirling dervish…

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