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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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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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Joan Jett, Billy Idol featured on upcoming Miley Cyrus album, 'Plastic Hearts'

Miley recently released a collab track with Stevie Nicks called “Edge of Midnight,” and the superstar has now revealed her upcoming studio album, ‘Plastic Hearts,’ will feature guest appearances by two other rock legends – Joan Jett and Billy Idol.
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'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' cast reunion special gets trailer, premiere date

Will Smith took to social media Friday to reveal that The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion special will air on HBO Max on Thursday, November 19. The artist formerly known as The Fresh Prince also gave fans a look at what to expect.
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Pharrell Williams is coming out with his own skin-care line, 'Humanrace'

Pharrell Williams is throwing his hat into the beauty industry by coming out with his own line of skin-care products later this month, called ‘Humanrace.’ The “Happy” singer opens up about why he stands out.
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The Flaming Lips announce full-scale 'space bubble' concert

The Lips have announced “the world’s first space bubble concert,” an in-person live music event during which each attendee will enclosed in their own, personal bubble.
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For Those About to Rock Again: AC/DC's new studio album, 'Power Up,' arrives today

AC/DC’s highly anticipated new studio album, ‘Power Up,’ surges into stores and onto digital platforms today. A follow-up to 2014’s ‘Rock or Bust,’ it pays tribute to the band’s late co-founder Malcolm Young, who passed in 2017.
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AC/DC's Angus Young, Brian Johnson discuss how the band powered up again to make its new album

With AC/DC set to release its new album, Power Up, on Friday, guitarist Angus Young and singer Brian Johnson took part in an in-depth Zoom interview about the project.
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