Kurt Cobain Amp and Hair, Eddie Van Halen Guitar, Up for Auction

If you ever wanted to possess a piece of Kurt Cobain’s hair, now is your chance with a new auction launching today. Nirvana fans can also snap up Kurt’s stage-used Marshall 1960B 4×12 speaker cabinet (featured in Nirvana’s “Live and Loud” video), six strands of his hair, accompanied by photos and an impeccable lineage of provenance—and…

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Eddie Van Halen Frankenstrat Up for Auction

One of Eddie Van Halen’s famed Frankenstrats is going up for auction at Heritage Auctions. The Kramer Sriker/Ripley Frankenstrat–originally made for Van Halen in 1984 by Steve Ripley–was once gifted to Mountain guitarist Leslie West sometime between the years of 1985 and 1990. The guitar is believed to have been used as a backup for…

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Wolfgang Van Halen Speaks Out on Grammy Awards Controversy

Wolfgang Van Halen took to Twitter Monday afternoon to address the outrage the rock community expressed after the Grammy Awards handling of the passing of Eddie Van Halen in its ‘In Memoriam’ segment. Van Halen–who recently hit No. 1 on the rock charts with his song, “Distance”–revealed that the Recording Academy asked him to play…

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Rock Community Angered at Grammy Awards Over Eddie Van Halen Tribute

Former Van Halen front man Gary Cherone is furious at what he considers is a mishandling of honoring the late Eddie Van Halen during the “In Memoriam” segment at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. While the show did feature 15 seconds of Van Halen playing “Eruption” as his iconic “Frankenstrat” guitar stood silent on the…

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Never Before Seen Video Eddie Van Halen Surfaces (Watch)

A never-before-seen video of Eddie Van Halen playing a guitar gifted to David Lee Roth’s guitarist Jason Becker, who battles ALS, has surfaced on the internet. Van Halen visited Becker on August 31, 1996. Becker was not expected to live another five years, but he is still alive, yet immobile, communicating through blinking his eyes.…

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Wolfgang Van Halen Honors Eddie Van Halen with New Song

Wolfgang Van Halen is paying tribute to his late father Eddie Van Halen with a heartfelt new song, “Distance,” just released today (Nov. 16). The accompanying video includes family footage of a smiling and proud Van Halen cradling his son on the way home from the hospital, and opens with him proudly telling Wolfgang of…

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David Lee Roth Honors Eddie Van Halen with New Song

David Lee Roth paid tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen with a song, dubbed “Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bar and Grill,” dedicated to the guitarist. The track—released on YouTube–included a message “Hey Ed I’m gonna miss ya,” on the album art. “See you on the other side.” The song borrows a few measures from…

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Eddie Van Halen Guitars Will Go Up for Auction in December

Two guitars previously owned and partly designed by Eddie Van Halen are going up for auction on Dec. 5. The guitars will be up for sale at the event dubbed “Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ‘N’ Roll,” Julien’s Auctions announced Monday. The auction also includes items by Kurt Cobain and Michael Jackson. “As we were…

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David Cosby Defends Perceived Eddie Van Halen Dis on Twitter

David Crosby has never been one to mince words, but he put his foot in his mouth when asked about the passing of Eddie Van Halen.  The trouble started when a fan asked the Crosby, Stills & Nash and Byrds co-founder his thoughts on the late Van Halen guitarist, who passed away from cancer at the age of 65…

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Brooklyn Subway Station Christened ‘Van Halen Ave”

A Brooklyn subway station is now dubbed, “Van Halen Ave.” NYC Street Artist Adrian Wilson did something tricky to Van Siclen Ave station, using his skills and some sticker magic to transform the stop into a fitting tribute to Eddie Van Halen. Wilson shared his secrets on Instagram, writing: “Come on people!I even explained on…

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