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Eddie Van Halen’s Sold-Out Smithsonian Talk Will Be Streamed

Nobody else is getting into Eddie Van Halen's already sold-out talk about his life, music and career at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. on Feb. 12 -- but that doesn't mean you have to miss it.

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Van Halen And Kool & The Gang Perform At The Staples Center
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Why Did Van Halen Owe 2 Million Dollars After Selling 1 Million Records, What Is The Motown Deal

I found this string of interviews so interesting. Not only am I a huge Van Halen fan, but I love hearing the stories when they first started and when they were hungry and poor. They were regular guys trying to make good music and wanting a record deal.

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Van Halen Dress Rehearsal At The Forum
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Why Was It So Hard To Play Cover Songs For Van Halen, David Lee Roth Finds Out

Van Halen has always insisted they have a "brown sound", the nice part is, no one can sound like them, but they also had trouble playing cover songs early in their career.

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The History of Eddie Van Halen and Keyboards

Even the great ones get things wrong sometimes.

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Watch Rayman’s 5 Favorite Guitar Solos [VIDEO]

I've loved guitar solos ever since I watched McGuinn of the Byrds pick his twelve string Rickenbacker, and Zal Yanofsky of the Lovin Spoonful play a screamin solo, then fall off the stage into the crowd and not miss a note

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Freaky Fast Friday Favorite Five, Chris Allen’s Favorite Guitar Players

This weeks Freaky Fast Friday Favorite Five is going to be a strange one. I put a couple of really good guitar players in there that I have seen, and one that did something so different during the 80s that he needs to be in the conversation.

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Eddie Van Halen Recalls ‘1984’ Battles With Producer

"Ted just didn't see eye to eye with the way I looked at things. That was my whole premise for building the studio."

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Eddie Van Halen Sues Contractor

Eddie Van Halen is suing a contractor who messed up a remodeling project at the guitar legend's Los Angeles home. According to TMZ, the blunder cost Van Halen more than a million dollars.

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Joe Satriani, Sammy Hagar, and Eddie Van Halen
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Sammy Hagar: Joe Satriani Is More ‘Fluent and Versatile’ Than Eddie Van Halen

Aside from being one of rock's more distinctive vocalists, Sammy Hagar is a pretty decent guitarist. But for big chunks of his career, he's had the good fortune of not having to lean on his own chops. In fact, he's played with some of the genre's best axemen, including two of rock's greatest living guitarists: Joe Satriani and Eddie Van Halen.

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Former Dio Members Tried to Hire Eddie Van Halen

There's a long list of rock musicians who'd love to have Eddie Van Halen in their band, but only a few of them have the means to actually make the invitation in person.

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LL Cool J and Eddie Van Halen Talk About The New Collaboration, Playing “Beat It” For Free, Why You Shouldn’t Burglerize LL Cool J’s House

If you haven't heard the two new tracks click here, they are innovative. Everyone remembers when Aerosmith did "Walk This Way" with Run-DMC. Well, this is on the same level. I wouldn't say I'm a rap fan, but I like these tracks because of the use of Rock guitar.

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Hear Eddie Van Halen Perform on Two New LL Cool J Songs

Legendary Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen surprised his longtime fans in March, when he hinted at a collaboration with rapper LL Cool J. Now the two tracks resulting from that meeting of the musical minds have leaked online for all to hear.

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