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Photo Gallery: Guitar World Magazine Covers Through the Years — 1984

By 1984, there was a new sheriff in town: heavy metal.The previous year saw massively successful releases from Iron Maiden, Quiet Riot and Metallica, to name just a few. Those bands, along with others such as Van Halen, Ratt, Dokken and Kiss, would continue the trend in 1984 with more classic releases.In the interest of supply and demand - and recognizing undeniable talent when it's loud and in... …

Van Halen Guitar Tech Weighs In On 3rd Power HLH100 Guitar Amp

Van Halen guitar tech Tom Weber recently stopped by 3rd Power Headquarters in Nashville, TN, to check out the all-tube HLH100 Series Guitar Amplifier System. With regard to the ’68 Plexi-inspired HD100, Weber says, “This amplifier far surpassed my expectations. There was nothing that I asked it to do that was not met by no less than stellar performance.” ... …

Eddie Van Halen Interview: Of Wolf and Man

Originally published in Guitar World, February 2009 Nearly two years in the making, Eddie Van Halen’s new EVH Wolfgang guitar is the ultimate refinement of his classic signature ax. Guitar World gets a sneak preview and learns the story behind its transformation.   The production line where Eddie Van Halen’s new EVH Wolfgang guitars are built delivers surprises and awe-inspiring sights around... …

Yngwie, Sheehan, Others Guest on 'Guitar Masters Vol. II' Disc

Brian Tarquin and BHP productions have recently added the second volume to the critically acclaimed Guitar Masters series with Guitar Masters Volume II (via Red Eye). Produced by accomplished guitarist, composer and producer Brian Tarquin, Guitar Masters Volume II is a rich collection of rarities and classic guitar songs performed by some of the world's top players. The collection includes a... …

Eddie Van Halen Unveils Sneaker Line

Eddie Van Halen and partner FEA Merchandising have announced the release of EVH Brand Signature Striped Sneakers.
For nearly 2 decades, EVH fans have been attending Van Halen shows wearing homemade versions of the striped sneakers that Eddie wears onstage, modeled after his infamous red white and black striped Frankenstein guitar. ... …

Eddie Van Halen Launches New EVH Wolfgang Guitar

Eddie Van Halen launches the all-new EVH Wolfgang electric guitar, available worldwide beginning Jan. 2009. The EVH Wolfgang guitar represents Eddie’s 35 years of experimenting with guitars, over two years of intense research and development, and a full year of brutal road testing during the top-grossing Van Halen 2007-2008 tour. ... …

Van Halen: VH1

Originally printed in Guitar World Magazine, April 2008 Thrity Years ago, Van Halen burst out of the Sunset Strip and set the music world on fire with their debut album. This is the story behind the group's rise to success and the making of Van Halen, the record that changed guitar playing - and rock - forever. Thirty years ago, Van Halen arrived when music was in desperate need of them.... …

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