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Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell Recalls Epic Prank War with Van Halen During 1991 Tour

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It's story time with Jerry Cantrell! In a recent fascinating and hilarious interview, the Alice in Chains mastermind spoke about the essential art of the prank. When two bands have been touring together for some time, pranks are bound to happen, and Cantrell went into detail about an epic prank war between Alice in Chains and Van Halen from 1991.

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No. 5: Van Halen, ‘Van Halen’ – Best Debut Hard Rock Albums

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In the late '70s/early '80s, Van Halen took the rock world by storm. Eddie Van Halen was dubbed the next guitar great, while David Lee Roth proved to be one of the best showmen and entertainers in rock history. Add in the powerful drumming of Alex Van Halen and some great bass licks and backing vocals from Michael Anthony and Van Halen quickly made their mark.

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14-Year-Old Tina Wails on Van Halen’s ‘Eruption’ – Best of YouTube

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Eddie Van Halen may have turned in one of the greatest guitar moments in history 35 years ago when the instrumental piece 'Eruption' appeared on Van Halen's self-titled debut album, but he also set the bar for generations to come. This tricky solo is definitely one for those with nimble fingers and 14-year-old Tina S. has shown she's up for the challenge.

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Wolfgang Van Halen Building Own Name With Tremonti + Van Halen

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Wolfgang Van Halen is coming into his own these days, emerging from the family business to show off his wicked bass skills as a now permanent member of Tremonti, the band led by Creed / Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti.

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Godsmack, Van Halen + Avenged Sevenfold to Headline Wisconsin’s 2013 Rock USA Festival

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The annual Rock USA Festival set for this summer in Oshkosh, Wis., has expanded to a four-day event this year, scheduled for July 17-20. The nonstop rock fest that promises to “break a few rules” just announced its lineup with an eclectic mix of headliners ranging from Avenged Sevenfold and Godsmack to Bret Michaels and Van Halen.

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David Lee Roth Hopes Van Halen Will Welcome Michael Anthony Back Into Lineup

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Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth is definitely happy to be back with the group, but does have a few concerns about how things have worked out for the band. Among them is his desire to have original bassist Michael Anthony back in the lineup.

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Green Day, Shinedown, Van Halen, Linkin Park + More Nominated for People’s Choice Awards

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The People's Choice Awards will return in January, and a number of top rock acts are in competition to take home honors for Favorite Band. Green Day, Shinedown, Van Halen, Linkin Park and the Black Keys are among those vying for the honor.

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Wolfgang Van Halen Joins Tremonti as Touring Bassist for Current Trek

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Mark Tremonti has embarked on a tour in support of his new solo disc ‘All I Was,’ which was released on July 10. However, bassist Brian Marshall, who plays with Tremonti in Creed and Alter Bridge, has been forced to drop off the trek.

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Eddie Van Halen Checks In After Emergency Surgery

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Van Halen guitar great Eddie Van Halen recently had a bit of a health scare when he underwent emergency surgery due to a serious flare-up of diverticulitis, a condition impacting the intestine causing it to become infected or inflamed, causing immense pain.

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Eddie Van Halen’s Emergency Surgery: More Details Emerge

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Van Halen recently announced the postponement of some upcoming dates in Japan after Eddie Van Halen underwent what is being described as emergency for the ailment diverticulitis, which is a condition found in the large intestine and can result in serious pain, as was the case for the Van Halen guitar legend.

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