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Mo Ostin, US record exec who signed Jimi Hendrix and the Kinks, dies aged 95
Headhunted by Frank Sinatra, the head of Warner/Reprise oversaw classic releases by the likes of Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and Prince

Laura Snapes

02, Aug, 2022 @9:12 AM

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Eddie Van Halen obituary
Virtuoso guitarist with Van Halen, the US hard rock band known for their flamboyant stage performances

Adam Sweeting

07, Oct, 2020 @4:28 PM

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Eddie Van Halen: 10 of his best songs
As shown in these swaggering songs, the late Van Halen guitarist was one of rock’s great futurists, using skilful technique and keyboards to push the genre forward

Annie Zaleski

07, Oct, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Eddie Van Halen was the heir to Hendrix, fusing technique with glorious pop
Van Halen, who has died aged 65, didn’t use his skills to mindlessly shred – he wrote huge pop songs, and made a new generation fall in love with the electric guitar

Michael Hann

07, Oct, 2020 @9:05 AM

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Billie Eilish v Van Halen: what makes older music click with young people
Why do some bands resonate with young fans (or musicians) and not others? It’s all about the magic of cultural timing

Michael Hann

04, Dec, 2019 @8:24 AM

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David Lee Roth: 'My advice for aspiring artists? Breathable fabrics'
The Van Halen singer on squeezing into spandex for the 1980 Pinkpop festival in Holland – and his unfortunate run-in with a disco mirrorball

As told to Leah Harper

25, Jun, 2019 @12:29 PM

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Van Halen 'don't like each other', says former frontman Sammy Hagar
The band’s ‘other’ singer complains he has been blocked from performing his hits with the band during TV appearances

Guardian music

09, Oct, 2015 @7:44 AM

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Van Halen settle dispute with drummer's ex-wife over use of name
Rockers had sued Kelly Van Halen over her design business, which they said risked confusion with the band

GuarGuardian music

12, Jan, 2015 @8:29 AM

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A Van Halen swim 'suit'? Rockers sue drummer's ex-wife in name dispute
Legendary hard rockers accuse Kelly Van Halen of exploiting her surname to sell swimsuits, blankets and interior design services

Sean Michaels

17, Oct, 2013 @4:08 PM

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Lez Zeppelin, Vag Halen and AC/DShe – meet the all-female tribute bands

Think the tribute band is the sole preserve of the obsessive fanboy? Then open your ears to the women who really know how to rock

Charlotte Richardson Andrews

31, May, 2013 @5:00 AM

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David Lee Roth tells Van Halen: can we please play somewhere new?
Singer wants party-metal band to visit Europe, write new songs, and bring back bassist Michael Anthony

Sean Michaels

13, Feb, 2013 @11:16 AM

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Our 2012 music interviews: Five of the best

Bored by your Christmas books? Fed up of the TV? Need some entertainment? Try five of our favourite 2012 interviews

Guardian music

26, Dec, 2012 @9:00 AM

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