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Michael Anthony Open to Van Halen Reunion, Speaks with Alex for First Time in 10 Years

Former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony reveals that he recently spoke with his former bandmate drummer Alex Van Halen for the first time in 10 years. He also says he’s open to the possibility of a reunion of the original Van Halen lineup with guitarist Eddie Van Halen and singer David Lee Roth.  Speaking in an October 21 interview with Eddie Trunk on his Trunk Nation radio show, Anthony said his former ro ...

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Brian May, Battling “Persistent Illness,” Scraps Remaining 2016 Dates

Queen‘s Brian May says illness is sapping his energies and desire to perform and has canceled his remaining 2016 dates as a result. The guitarist writes on his website that he is fighting a “persistent illness which is destroying my energy and my will.”  “I managed to complete the recent Queen and Adam Lambert dates in Asia,” he writes, “[but] I am am now at the point where I don’t feel confident to perform ...

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The Stooges' James Williamson Premieres "Sickkk" New Single with 19-Year-Old Singer

James Williamson—Iggy & the Stooges' guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer—recently teamed up with Maia, a 19-year-old newcomer, to record "Sickkk," a heavy new single. Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive stream of the song, which will be released digitally and on 7-inch vinyl November 11. "I first came into contact with Maia through Jason Carmer, my engineer in Berkeley," Williamson says. ...

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‘Guitar Amplifier Encyclopedia’ Explores Amplification’s Greatest Moments

Get ready for a new book that’s perfect for guitar-amp fanatics: Brian Tarquin’s Guitar Amplifier Encyclopedia will be published November 1 via Allworth Press. The book features a forward by Guitar Player magazine’s editor in chief, Michael Molenda. From the publisher: This book is for fans of guitar amps and the history behind them. Starting with early amp models like the Gibson EH-150 that was first used ...

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Can You Identify These Guitars by Their Headstocks?

Photo: Reverb.com Here’s a brand-new quiz from our friends over at Reverb.com. Can you correctly identify these 12 guitars from just their headstocks? The logos and model names have been removed to make things a bit trickier. Certainly that won’t slow down all the experts who comment on our Facebook posts. Or will it? Good luck! ...

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D’Angelico Guitars to Launch Strings Engineered by D’Addario

At the 2016 Summer NAMM show in Nashville, D’Angelico Guitars announced the launch of its new electric guitar strings: D’Angelico Electrozinc. Co-designed and engineered by D’Addario, Electrozinc marks the return of the partnership between these two brands. The story of the string begins more than 75 years ago. In 1938, John D’Angelico was already a legend known for his signature archtop guitars, while John ...

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Wayne Hancock Premieres New Song, “Killed Them Both”

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Killed Them Both," a new song by Wayne “The Train” Hancock. The track—which you can stream below—is from Hancock's new album, Slingin’ Rhythm, which will be released October 28 via Bloodshot Records. On "Killed Them Both," Hancock gets to the chilling point ASAP with a bluntness that’d probably make Johnny Paycheck smile. Listeners might initially m ...

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