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Here’s What Eddie Van Halen and LL Cool J Sound Like Together

Posted by on May 2, 2013

This past Tuesday, LL Cool J’s 13th album, Authentic, was released. Why are we writing about it on Metal Insider? Because Eddie Van Halen appears on two songs on the album. While we’d known that he’d be appearing on a few songs by the actor Grammy host rapper, the songs are now online. We’ll hand it to […]

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Today In Hip-Hop Collaborations: Van Halen/LL Cool J and Serj/Tech N9ne

Posted by on April 3, 2013

Hard rock and hip-hop/R&B have co-existed since the early ’80s, when Eddie Van Halen contributed a blistering guitar solo to Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” in 1982 and Run DMC rapped over guitars on “Rock Box,” on their 1984 self-titled debut album. And while it reached its oversaturation point in the late ’90s with Kid Rock, […]

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