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Old 02-11-2018
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Another one, Eddie Van Halen started his music career playing drums and Alex was playing guitar, They swapped and then that's when the magic happened. He picked up on Jimmy Page with the finger tapping and took it to another level, So much as to when he finger tapped the fret board, He would have his back to the audience so they couldn't copy his technique. Another one for you, "Eruption" was Eddie's warm up before he went on stage but when they recorded it in the studio, He messed it up and it was mastered with that flaw.
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He picked up on Jimmy Page with the finger tapping and took it to another level
Short clip of Eddie at the Smithsonian:

https://youtu.be/3CwDKqfMX3o

Eddie talking about that time 40 years ago Feb. 10, 1978:

https://youtu.be/yb26D8bBZB8?t=11m23s

https://youtu.be/yb26D8bBZB8?t=44m46s
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Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton has revealed that he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and will be sitting out most, if not all, of the band's tour dates in support of their upcoming Firepower LP.

Tipton, 70, joined Judas Priest prior to the recording of their first album in 1974 and has remained a steady fixture of the lineup since.

According to a statement issued by the band, Tipton isn't quitting, although he's currently only able to "play and perform some of the Priest songs that are less challenging" and "due to the nature of Parkinson's progression he wants to let you all know that he won't be be touring as such."

https://youtu.be/RVoE3d3OYsM

You may have to stop touring, but don’t let it keep you from living!

https://youtu.be/u_d87QdbRqU
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13 years ago yesterday, Steve Vai released his 7th and final album that would cement him as the 4th greatest guitar player of all time!

Below, along with a full orchestra, his awesome Grammy-nominated tune.

https://youtu.be/6CfEaSmdtGU
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUUfNwm3spU

Check him out, Eric Johnson. Ya think his fingers are tired?
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Check him out, Eric Johnson. Ya think his fingers are tired?
Amazing 1988 Austin City Limits show. 2 years before the awesome Grammy-nominated album that "Cliffs of Dover" would be on too, which was released next week in 1990. Cliffs of Dover would go on to win a Grammy in 1992 for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. Not many tunes lasted 4 years in the biz, much less instrumentals. That's how good he is.
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30 YEARS AGO TODAY Kingdom Come was born!

Back in the 80's, there were no computers, no such word as "download". You actually had to get off the couch and go to the music store to get your tunes, and boy did we/they!

With "Get It On" getting heavy radio play, the album went gold (500,000 albums sold) the same day it hit music store shelves and went platinum (1 million) a month later! The album reaching to #12 on Billboard.

https://youtu.be/wWlc_D7k9yk
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Released today in 1981 and sandwiched between two of their greatest achievements, "British Steel" and "Screaming for Vengeance", was this little gem of an album containing the latest (and maybe greatest) motorcycle anthem...

https://youtu.be/WtABg813nJk
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30 YEARS AGO TODAY Robert Plant released his fourth and best selling solo album "Now and Zen" and in the process finally admitted to himself and the world that it was pretty cool to have been the singer of Led Zeppelin.

"I've stopped apologizing to myself for having this great period of success and fanatical acceptance," Plant explained to Rolling Stone magazine in a March 24, 1988 interview. "It's time to get on and enjoy it now."

He even recruited Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page to play lead guitar on two of the album's big hits "Heaven Knows" and "Tall Cool One". Album peaked at #6

https://youtu.be/VoxsXuqQw_A?t=8m33s
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So glad I got to see them both together in '95 with Jason Bonham on the skins. Zep has always been kind of a magical band to me. I experienced goose bumps more than once that night!

I also got to see Plant in what must have been about '85 with the Honey Drippers "opening up" for him.... which I was totally unaware was supposed to happen whe I bought my ticket. I just read up about that show and learned he gave 7 encores that night!
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