A-list shows returning to Atlantic City with Guns N' Roses
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — (AP) — Welcome (back) to the jungle: Guns N' Roses is playing an Atlantic City casino this year. The iconic hard rock band has booked two dates at the Hard Rock casino Sept. 11 and 12 in the clearest sign yet that big-name entertainment is returning to the seaside gambling resort as it emerges from the coronavirus pandemic. Opening the shows will be Mammoth WVH, the band led by Van Halen bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, son of the late guitar legend Eddie Van Halen. The band says the Hard Rock shows will be the “most intimate” of their tour, which normally plays huge sports stadiums. Those restrictions, since lifted, made it impossible to book A-list acts because only a small percentage of seats could be sold.wftv.com
Eddie Van Halen's talent was from 'Outta Space' – Cosmic tribute to a legend
The legendary rock band Van Halen wasn't known for many cosmically-themed songs, but its influence on millions can certainly be described as "out of this world." The ballad is keyboard heavy, another avenue of Eddie Van Halen's remarkable talent. He and his brother Alex, who is Van Halen's incredible drummer, were taught to play piano at an early age. The song is from the Van Halen record "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" and was a fixture in Eddie's live guitar solos through the years. The combination of innovation and mastery of his art, truly makes me believe that Eddie Van Halen's talent was not of this Earth.space.com
Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65
Members of Van Halen, from left, left, Michael Anthony, bass guitar, Sammy Hagar, lead singer, Alex Van Halen, drums, and Eddie Van Halen, lead guitar appear in Los Angeles on Jan. 17, 1993. Eddie Van Halen, who had battled cancer, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Added Lenny Kravitz: “Heaven will be electric tonight.”The members of Van Halen — the two Van Halen brothers, Eddie and Alex; vocalist David Lee Roth; and bassist Michael Anthony — formed in 1974 in Pasadena, California. “We showed up here with the equivalent of $50 and a piano,” Eddie Van Halen told The Associated Press in 2015. Van Halen, sober since 2008, lost one-third of his tongue to a cancer that eventually drifted into his esophagus.