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Eddie Van Halen Donates 75 Guitars to School Music Programs

Being in the school band just got a whole lot cooler for some of the kids in the Los Angeles area: Eddie Van Halen has teamed up with the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation to donate 75 guitars from his personal collection to schools that don’t have enough funding to pay for instruments. For Van Halen, it was a simple case of giving back — as he put it simply, “Music education and families are dealing with the economic times, and I wanted to help them.”

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Nickelback Laugh Off Insults by Black Keys Drummer Patrick Carney

What can you do when you’ve sold more than 20 million records and the drummer for a blogger-friendly indie-rock duo tees off on you during an interview with Rolling Stone? Nickelback had to find the answer to the question recently, when Patrick Carney of the Black Keys said “Rock ‘n’ roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world” — and to Nickelback’s credit, they were able to find the humor in the situation.

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Van Halen to Play Intimate NYC Gig on Thursday

This month will be a big one for Van Halen fans, as the band is expected to debut the leadoff single from its long-awaited new album and start selling tickets for its 2012 world tour. But for a few lucky spectators at New York’s Cafe Wha?, the fun will begin this Thursday (Jan. 5), when the band takes the small club’s stage for what’s rumored to be a 45-minute, invitation-only warm-up set.

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Fred Durst Promises New Limp Bizkit Releases for the Masses in 2012

Limp Bizkit‘s Fred Durst promised fans that he’d have “huge news” about the band this month, and just in the nick of time, he’s lived up to his word: According to an announcement released today, he and his bandmates will be entering 2012 ready to continue their “true rock and roll journey” without a record label.

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Slash Trying to Put Feud With Axl Rose to Rest

The end of the year tends to be a reflective time for most people — a time of looking back at where we’ve been, assessing what we’ve learned, and looking toward the future. And even though he might have a cooler hat collection (not to mention more guitar-playing ability) than most of us, Slash is no different — as evidenced by his recent column for Esquire, titled ‘What I’ve Learned.’

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Courtney Love Facing Eviction From New York Townhouse

It wouldn’t be a normal month in the news if we didn’t hear at least one off-the-wall story about Courtney Love — and just in time for Christmas, she’s given us a doozy, getting evicted from her New York townhouse for outlandish and destructive (read: totally Courtney) behavior.

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Will Michael Bay Direct More ‘Transformers’ Movies?

Michael Bay told anyone who would listen that three ‘Transformers’ movies were enough for him. Maybe we shouldn’t have believed him.

According to Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner, the company is “actively discussing” Bay’s return for the blockbuster franchise’s fourth outing, which could film back-to-back with ‘Transformers 5.’ 

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Five Things ‘The Simpsons’ Predicted

After more than 20 years and nearly 500 episodes, the Simpsons have seen and done just about anything you can think of (much to the chagrin of the ‘South Park’ kids).

In fact, in their ongoing quest to make fun of anything and everything, our favorite Springfield residents have occasionally managed to predict the future. Here are just a few surprising examples.

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Starts Wrestling Promotion Company

If you’re a longtime Smashing Pumpkins fan, you probably know that Billy Corgan is a pro wrestling fan, and he does pretty much whatever he wants in creative decision making.

It should come as no surprise, then, that Billy Corgan is starting his own wrestling promotion company

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Disturbed Guitarist Dan Donegan Has No Clue When the Band Will Reunite

If you’re a Disturbed fan who’s, um, disturbed by the news of the band’s impending hiatus, you can take comfort in the knowledge that guitarist Dan Donegan understands how you feel.

In fact, as he revealed during a recent interview with Billboard, this is the group’s first extended break — and he isn’t sure how to feel about not knowing what comes next. 

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Archie Meets KISS in Unlikely Comic Book Crossover – Watch the Trailer Here [VIDEO]

In the biggest comic book crossover since Eminem crossed paths with the Punisher, the guys from KISS are meeting up with Archie and the gang from Riverdale High.

The four-part series won’t begin until November 30, but you don’t have to wait until then to get a good look — ‘Archie Meets KISS’ has debuted its very own trailer, and you can watch it now.

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