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Eddie Van Halen guitars going up for auction

Some of Eddie Van Halen’s guitars will be going up for auction – guitars he not only owned and played, but helped design and build. A 2004 EVH Charvel Art Series guitar and a homemade guitar built by Eddie and his guitar tech Matt Bruck in 1991 will be up for sale from Julien’s Auctions…MORE

Pasadena council to consider Eddie Van Halen memorial

Eddie Van Halen’s hometown is considering erecting a memorial to honor the late guitar legend. The Pasadena City Council is set to discuss putting up a memorial honoring hometown legend Eddie Van Halen. — CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) October 22, 2020 The Pasadena City Council is scheduled to discuss funding a Van Halen memorial…MORE

Gene Simmons kisses 90210 goodbye; selling Beverly Hills mansion

With the holiday season just months away, Gene Simmons is offering the ultimate gift for that diehard KISS fan in your life — providing you have a lot of money to spare. The bassist has placed his 16,000-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion on the market for $22 million. That price will get the lucky buyer seven bedrooms, a…MORE

Steve Perry to release acoustic ‘Traces’ in December

Steve Perry is set to release an acoustic version of his 2018 album, Traces. Talking with Rolling Stone, the former Journey frontman says the album is much more simple. “It’s called Traces Alternate Versions and Sketches. I cut the vinyl in Abbey Road,” says Perry. “I’m really pleased with the sonics, and I’m really pleased with the simplicity…MORE

Angus Young says there’s a stockpile of AC/DC songs

If you’re wondering if AC/DC are ever going to run out of material, Angus Young can confirm that they are not. On the Let There Be Talk podcast, Young revealed that there is a stockpile of material. Some of the material even dates back more than a decade.“A lot of these songs came from when…MORE

Suspect stops for gas during high-speed chase in California

Who says it’s impossible to outrun the cops? While leading California police on a high-speed chase Tuesday, a suspected thief managed to get so far ahead of pursuing officers that he found time to stop for gas, authorities say. What’s more is he even went inside to pay. The driver in a police pursuit in Los…MORE

Judas Priest will still be part of Ozzy’s farewell tour

Judas Priest will still be part of Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘No More Tours 2’ farewell tour when it finally resumes in 2022. Judas Priest release statement about Ozzy Osbourne UK tour — Planet Rock (@PlanetRockRadio) October 21, 2020 Last week, the band confirmed that the UK/European leg of the tour “has had to be rescheduled to…MORE

Paul McCartney preparing to release ‘McCartney III’

Fifty years after Paul McCartney released his self-titled solo debut, he’s back with another entry in the “McCartney” series. Like its predecessors, “McCartney III” is expected to feature the former Beatle on all instruments. For most of the tracks, McCartney says recorded himself singing while playing guitar or piano. He then went back and added…MORE

RIP Tony Lewis of The Outfield

Tony Lewis, lead singer of The Outfield, has died at the age of 62. According to his publicist, Lewis died “suddenly and unexpectedly” in London, where he made his home.  A cause of death was not given. R.I.P. Tony Lewis. The singer of The Outfield’s “Your Love” has died at age 62. —…MORE

Fisherman reels in record 110-pound catfish

In a catch that’s shattered state records, a fisherman in Georgia has reeled in a blue catfish that tips the scales at more than 110 pounds. The 110-pound, 6-ounce fish — caught by Tim Trone of Havana, Florida — beats Georgia’s previous record holder by more than 17 pounds, according to the Georgia Department of…MORE