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KEE MARCELLO Says EDDIE VAN HALEN 'Introduced Keyboards Into Metal'

Former EUROPE guitarist Kee Marcello has credited Eddie Van Halen for "introducing" keyboards into heavy metal. VAN HALEN scored its first number one single in 1984 with "Jump", which featured Eddie playing the synthesizer, a move which was seen as controversial among fans because Eddie was best known for his dazzling guitar solos. According to ...

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GODSMACK Side Project THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVIVAL To Release Debut Album

THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVIVAL, the Florida-based psychedelic rock side project of GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin and guitarist Tony Rombola, will release its self-titled album on December 11. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Optimystic". "'Optimystic' is calling out to the societal blindness of repeating the same mistakes repeatedly, and willing for change ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Honored At 2020 Billboard Music Awards

Eddie Van Halen was among the music icons who were honored at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards in Los Angeles last night (October 14). The show played a clip of VAN HALEN performing the smash hit "Panama" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, followed by a single shot of a a lone Frankenstrat guitar on ...

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DAVID CROSBY Says He Made A Mistake With His EDDIE VAN HALEN Tweet: 'I Didn't Even Remember He Had Just Died'

***October 13 Update***: David Crosby says that he had forgotten about the passing of Eddie Van Halen when he seemingly minimized the talents of the legendary VAN HALEN guitarist. Responding to the backlash he received after he responded "Meh ...." to a Twitter follower who asked him for his opinion of Eddie, David tweeted earlier ...

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ICE NINE KILLS Announces New Live Album 'I Heard They KILL Live!!'

Horror-themed metalcore pioneers ICE NINE KILLS will release a live album, "I Heard They KILL Live!!", on Friday, October 30 via Fearless Records. The 19-song set was recorded live at the band's sold-out hometown show at the Worcester Palladium on November 30, 2019, while on the "Octane Accelerator" tour. It features tracks from ICE NINE ...

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