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Two Guitars Owned And Played By Eddie Van Halen To Go Up For Auction

Two guitars owned, played and partly designed by the late Eddie Van Halen will be going up for auction. Julien’s Auctions announced this week that the items will go up for sale at the event dubbed “Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ‘N’ Roll,” starting Dec. 5. 

A 2004 EVH Charvel Art Series electric guitar and a customized electric guitar Van Halen built at his home studio with his guitar tech Matt Bruck and given to a friend in 1991 will be among the items auctioned.  Both guitars were hand-striped by Van Halen in the familiar style of most of his guitars dating back to the first Van Halen album in 1978. Each of the guitars is expected to fetch between $60,000 and $80,000. The auction also includes a Fender Stratocaster played, and smashed, by Kurt Cobain on Nirvana’s 1994 In Utero Tour, and a crystal-studded white glove worn by Michael Jackson on the Jackson brothers’ 1984 Victory Tour.

Van Halen died of cancer on Oct. 6 at age 65; however, the auction was in already in the works at the time. Julien’s Auction’s president Darren Julien said in a statement: “As we were preparing for our annual ‘Icons & Idols: Rock and Roll’ auction lineup, we were stunned to hear the sad news of Eddie Van Halen’s passing last week. We are honored to include at this event two of his iconic guitars from his brilliant and blazing career as one of rock’s greatest and most gifted guitar heroes.”

Two Iconic Eddie Van Halen Guitars to Be Auctioned

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Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators Planning To Release New Album In 2021

Bassist/vocalist Todd Kerns has confirmed that SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators will release a new album in 2021. The effort will be the follow-up to “Living The Dream”, which came out in September 2018 via Slash‘s own label Snakepit Records, in partnership with Roadrunner Records. Living the Dream was Slash‘s fourth solo album, and third with Slash and his CONSPIRATORS bandmates Kerns, Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Frank Sidoris (guitar and vocals).

Kerns wrote in part on Instagram: “Lots of new music coming. New @officialalterbridge coming next month. A new @officialmyleskennedy solo album in 2021 plus SMKC4. New @toquerocks New @minefieldusa NEW MUSIC! That’s what it’s all about. I know 2020 has been beyond challenging but 2021 is going to awesome eventually. At least there will be a ton of new music. Once we get the live show thing sorted we’ll be cool.”

SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS To Release New Studio Album In 2021

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Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ Re-Enters Top 10 On Billboard 200 After 42 Years

Fleetwood Mac‘s 1977 album ‘Rumours’ has re-entered the top 10 of the Billboard 200 after 42 years. The album jumped from #13 to #7 this week, following its newfound popularity after Nathan Apodaca – otherwise known as 420doggface208 – posted his viral TikTok seen around the world of him longboarding while listening to ‘Dreams’ and drinking cranberry juice. ‘Dreams’ re-entered the Billboard 100 at #21, with that number is likely to rise this week given this recent jump for ‘Rumours’.

‘Rumours’ originally spent 31 weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 between 1977 and 1978, which remains a record for an album by a duo or a band. The album was last in the top 10 on the week of February 18 in 1978, and hasn’t hit #7 since the week prior to that.

Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ Returns to Billboard 200 Top 10 — 42 Years Later

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Code Orange Announce Livestream Event “Back Inside The Glass”

Code Orange have announced “BACK INSIDE THE GLASS,” described as “an all-immersive environmental experience” that will showcase live sets placed in surreal virtual landscapes. The event is set for October 31st at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT and will see special guests Machine Girl, Year of the Knife (playing their new LP, Internal Incarceration, in full) and Jesus Piece.

Tickets for “BACK INSIDE THE GLASS,” including VIP packages with a virtual fan experience that allows viewers to digitally project themselves into the venue as the band performs, are on sale now at LIVE.CODEORANGETOTH.COM. All tickets will receive an instant download of “The Cutter,” a never-before released Code Orange track from the UNDERNEATH album sessions. Fans can also tune in at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT for MUDBANGERS BALL (Vol.2), a special livestream preshow hosted by Riki Rachtman featuring interviews and new heavy music videos.

CODE ORANGE Announces Halloween Livestream Back Inside The Glass

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The Kinks To Reissue ‘Lola Versus Powerman’ 50th Anniversary Box Set

The Kinks have unveiled full details about the expanded 50th anniversary reissue of their 1970 concept album Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, which will be released on December 18. The deluxe-edition box set featuring three CDs, including a remastered stereo mix of the original album, alternate mixes and versions of songs, B-sides, session tapes, live performances, BBC recordings, and demos and medleys offering new conversations between Kinks members Ray and Dave Davies.

When fans pre-order the collection from The Kinks’ official store, you’ll get an exclusive bonus vinyl “Lola” single and an enamel pin. The Kinks have released one of the bonus tracks as a digital single and via streaming services — a new medley created by Ray Davies called “The Follower/Any Time 2020” that incorporates previously unreleased versions and excerpts of several Lola Versus Powerman tracks, plus spoken-word segments and sound effects.

The Kinks Announce 50th Anniversary Reissue of Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround Part One

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Take A Look At Foo Fighters Playing Acoustic Set For “Save Our Stages” Fundraiser

Over the weekend, Foo Fighters took to the stage to play a special five-song acoustic set for virtual benefit event Save Our Stages at Los Angeles’ iconic Troubadour. The benefit raised money and awareness for struggling independent venues across America.

The band performed stripped-down versions of My Hero and Everlong, and Dave spoke of the importance of Save Our Stages festival, saying, “It’s crucial that we do everything we can to make sure that these venues survive in order to inspire the next generation of musicians to go on and do beautiful things with their lives like make music. So please donate anything you can, ’cause we’re really hoping that we can save these smaller venues.”

Watch the full set at the link: here.

Watch FOO FIGHTERS Perform 5-Song Acoustic Set at Save Our Stages Set

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Five Finger Death Punch Announce New Guitarist After The Departure Of Jason Hook

Five Finger Death Punch have confirmed the departure of guitarist Jason Hook and announced his replacement. In a lengthy message on Instagram the band reveal that they parted ways with Jason back in February on their European tour after he had to miss some shows for emergency gall bladder surgery. He has been replaced by Andy James, who played those shows that Jason missed and also plays on ‘Broken World’, one of the previously unreleased songs that appears on the band’s latest greatest hits compilation ‘A Decade of Destruction, Volume 2’.

The full statement reads in part:  “FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH confirms it parted ways with guitarist Jason Hook back in February 2020, during the band’s sold out European arena tour. After his recovery from emergency gallbladder surgery at the end of last year, Jason had to leave midway from the band’s tour of Europe to address further complications. “I have had the pleasure of meeting so many of you in person. Thank you for the endless stories of how our music has touched your heart in some way! But the best part of being on tour the last 12 years, by far, has been playing my guitar and seeing the joy on your faces every night. I will miss that more than anything. As far the reason I’m leaving…well, there really isn’t just one. I’ve been in bands my entire life and I feel like I’ve done all the good that I can here. It’s time to pass the baton and move on to new challenges” 

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Officially Confirm Line-Up Change, Partying Ways with Guitarist JASON HOOK

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Bring Me The Horizon Announce New EP featuring Babymetal and Amy Lee of Evanescence

Bring Me The Horizon will be giving fans more new material as part of a nine-song EP, Post Human: Survival Horror. The band posted the news in a Tweet, simply captioned: “POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR 30/10/20” and will include collaborations with BABYMETAL, Evanescence’s Amy Lee and Nova Twins.

Last year, BABYMETAL’s own MOAMETAL revealed that they’d love to collab with Horizon, enthusing: “We love Bring Me The Horizon and I respect the band and their music. We want to collaborate with Bring Me The Horizon.” 

You can check out the tracklist for the upcoming EP in the link below, which is available for pre-order here.  Post Human: Survival Horror is set to drop on October 30.

Bring Me The Horizon Just Announced A New Album – ‘Post Human: Survival Horror’

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The Smashing Pumpkins Release Two New Tracks

The Smashing Pumpkins are teasing their highly anticipated eleventh studio album ‘CYR’ with two brand new tracks ‘Anno Satana’ and ‘Birch Grove,’ ahead of their Friday, November 27 20-track double album release.

The tracks, produced by Billy Corgan and featuring original members James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin and guitarist Jeff Schroeder, are accompanied by episode three of ‘In Ashes,’ the Deep Sky animated five-part series created and written by the group’s founder. The latest episode ‘I’m In Love With Your God’ is set to the soundtrack of ‘Anno Satana.’ 

You can listen to the two new tracks in the video links below!

Smashing Pumpkins Release New Singles, “Birch Grove” & “Anno Satana” [Videos]

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Metallica Unplugging For Special Acoustic Livestream

Metallica have announced that they will playing a special acoustic concert for their second All Within My Hands: Helping Hands Concert and Auction next month. The pay-per-view event will be streamed live from the Metallica HQ on Saturday, November 14th at 2:00pm Pacific with the proceeds benefiting the band’s charity.

The band said in a statement: “This special acoustic show marks our second concert benefitting All Within My Hands and will include an auction with some awesome items. The best part? 100% of money raised from this event will go directly to help someone in need. We’ll kick off the show at 2 PM Pacific Time that day, so hopefully, most of you can join us then, but if not, never fear… your ticket will allow you to watch the show as many times as you like within a 48-hour period once you start the stream.”

Metallica will be revealing more details about the AWMH Helping Hands auction items and experiences as the event draws closer; you can find ticket details and more information at the link: here.

Metallica Announce Streaming Acoustic Benefit Concert

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