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Wolfgang Van Halen blasts Eddie Van Halen guitar auction as 'taking advantage of my father's passing'

Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang Van Halen isn’t happy with the auction that sold a trio of his late father’s guitars. Julien’s Auctions announced the sale of the three instruments for a total of $422,000 Wednesday night.
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The Go-Go's team with PETA for new 'Go-Go Vegan' t-shirt

In 1990, The Go-Go’s famously proclaimed, “We’d rather Go-Go naked than wear fur,” kicking off PETA’s famous celebrity-backed animal rights campaign. Now the legendary band is teaming with PETA once again for a new pro-animal t-shirt.
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Some Kind of Monopoly: Metallica's now selling 'World Tour' edition of classic board game

Just in time for the holidays, Metallica has the perfect gift for the metal fan in your life. The band is now selling a new version of its Metallica Monopoly set, which was first released in 2011.
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Three Eddie Van Halen guitars fetch over $422K at rock memorabilia auction

Three of the late Eddie Van Halen’s iconic guitars fetched a total of over $422,000 when they hit the auction block on Wednesday.The guitars were sold as part of the “Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ’n’ Roll” sale, hosted by Julien’s Auctions
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Heart's Ann Wilson says biopic about her band is in the works, to be written and directed by Carrie Brownstein

Wilson reports that the film currently is being written by her fellow Seattle native Carrie Brownstein, of the indie-rock band Sleater-Kinney and the IFC comedy series Portlandia, who also will direct the project.
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Foo Fighters launching signature taco with L.A. restaurant

Proceeds raised from sales of the Foo Fighters taco will benefit the charity organization No Us Without You, which supports undocumented hospitality workers.
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Wolfgang Van Halen's Mammoth WVH schedules first live show

Wolfgang Van Halen has announced his first live show with his solo project, Mammoth WVH. The group will play the 2021 Aftershock festival scheduled for October 7-10 in Sacramento, California.
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Bono and Sting featured in 'People' magazine's 2020 'Sexiest Men' issue

The two singers were part of the issue’s “Sexy at Every Age” list, which names one man each for ages 30 through 69. Bono is the pick for the 60-year-old, while Sting, who is 69, rounds out the tally.
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Pantera teams up with Texas brewery for signature beer

Pantera has teamed up with the Dallas-based Texas Ale Project craft brewery to create a signature beer. Dubbed Pantera Golden Ale, the 5.4% ABV beverage will be available beginning March 2021.
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Tool signs literal kitchen sink to raise money for Ronnie James Dio's cancer fund

Maynard James Keenan and company have signed a literal, stainless steel kitchen sink for a charity auction benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.
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