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Eddie Van Halen: Guitar Player Pioneer Dies Of Cancer At 65

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Van Halen’s death was announced by his 29-year-old son, Wolfgang, a bass player who joined the band, best known for songs like “Jump” and “Ain’t Talkin ‘Bout Love,” in later years.“I can’t believe I’m having to write this but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning,” Wolfgang Van Halen said on Twitter.Representatives for Eddie Van Halen did not disclose details of his death.

People magazine reported the rocker died at a Los Angeles-area hospital with his wife, Janie, son and other family members at his side.

“Through all your challenging treatments for lung cancer you kept your gorgeous spirit and that impish grin,” his former wife of 26 years, actress Valerie Bertinelli, said on Twitter.

Fans placed flowers and guitar picks on Van Halen’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“What a long, great trip its been,” the band’s flamboyant frontman during its glory years, David Lee Roth, said in a message on Twitter above a black-and-white photo of the two men clenching hands backstage at a concert.

Eddie Van Halen was born in Amsterdam on Jan. 26, 1955, and studied classical piano after moving to the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena with his family in the 1960s.

After switching to guitar, he and his older brother, Alex, who took up the drums, formed bands that would eventually become Van Halen in the mid-1970s, with lead singer Roth and bassist Michael Anthony.

The hard-rock band, featuring Eddie Van Halen’s explosive riffs and solos, quickly became a staple of Sunset Strip clubs such as Gazzari’s and the Whisky a Go Go before releasing their eponymous debut album in 1978.

That album shot to No. 19 on the Billboard charts, becoming one of the most successful debuts of the decade and the first in a string of top-selling albums that would make Van Halen one of the biggest rock acts of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Eddie Van Halen, known for his two-handed tapping technique on the strings, earned a place along Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page as one of rock’s most celebrated guitarists.

In 2012, readers of Guitar World magazine voted him the greatest of all time.

Roth, who often clashed with the Van Halen brothers, split from the band in the mid-1980s and was replaced for a decade by Sammy Hagar.

The original lineup reunited in 2007 for a tour and, four years later, an album.

“My heart is broken. Eddie was not only a Guitar God, but a genuinely beautiful soul,” Gene Simmons, lead singer of Kiss and an early champion of Van Halen with record companies, said on Twitter.

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Wizkid Announced As New Face Of Puma Sportswear In Striking New Campaign Images

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Wizkid has been named as the latest ambassador for sportswear brand Puma as his campaign images have been revealed.
The Nigerian singer and songwriter, 30, is the new Puma x JD ambassador for the relayncg of the Puma Suede Classics range.
Wizkid, real name Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, said of the collaboration: ‘It’s an honour to be the face of the new JD x Puma Suede Classics campaign.
‘Puma is a brand I’ve loved and respected growing up, and so the decision to become and Ambassador felt completely natural. The Puma Suede is a classic shoe that can be worn by anyone at any age and I think my fans will really connect with that.’
Starting his music career at just 11, Wizkid has become one of Nigeria’s biggest artists, known for hits including Holla At Your Boy and No Stress.
His collaboration with Drake on One Dance became an international number one hit, and the pair have also worked together on Wizkid’s Come Closer.
Wizkid has also collaborated with the likes of Chris Brown, Major Lazer, Skepta, H.E.R. and Akon.
Puma’s Sportstyle marketing director added of the collab: ‘We’re thrilled to have Wizkid as the face of the new Puma x JD Suede campaign.
‘A truly innovative and exciting artist in the music scene, Wizkid embodies the passion and hustle we look for in someone to represent Puma and we look forward to working with him for the AW20 season.’
The Puma Suede was first released in 1968 and has been a popular style for the brand ever since, which is why they wanted to enlist an artist known for mixing sounds from around the globe for the new campaign.
The Wizkid campaign for Puma X JD Sports launches 4th November 2020 at JDSports.co.uk and all major JD Sports retailers across Europe.

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I can marry for money –Charity Nnaji

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Age disparity and money in marriages have often been the subjects of discourse on social media and actress , Charity Nnaji , is of the opinion that marrying a rich man would always guarantee happiness in a union .
In an interview with Sunday Scoop , the actress said, “ I can marry because of money . If one doesn ’ t love a man but marries him because of his money , one would later fall in love with him . But when one loves a man who does not have money , the love would later fade . I don ’t care how strong the bond is , once the woman is the one footing the bills, she may start getting angry . Money is like a solid foundation that holds marriage . An average Nigerian woman who is married to a jobless man would most likely cheat . Love is not enough as far as marriage is concerned . A young woman would only marry an old man if money is involved . If one marries a rich man, one would love him naturally without stress. I have seen a very lovely relationship that crashed because of lack of money . Money is like a spice that garnishes relationships.
“ With my past experience in marriage , anyone I would consider would have to be rich. I don’ t plan to burden him with my children’ s responsibilities but I cannot marry a man that I earn more than because he would feel threatened . I am not ready to settle for less . If one is married to a rich man, wisdom demands that one should save for the rainy days . If a rich man later goes broke , the survival of the marriage would depend on how the man treated the woman when he had money . If he treated one well , then one could endure with him. But, if he treated one unfairly , one would leave him even before the money ( totally ) vanishes .”
Nnaji, however noted that she would not want to marry an ‘ old ’ man. “ I don ’t fantasise about old men . I see them as people that had enjoyed themselves in the past and only want to take advantage of me . Life is too short to stay in a frustrating marriage . What is the point of having money in marriage when I am not satisfied sexually ? It would eventually lead to cheating , which is not good for a married woman ,” she said .
The mother of three also recounted how she was abused by the father of her three children . She added , “ I was a victim of domestic violence . Marriage is for the living. I can endure anything but not domestic violence . The more I prayed , the worse he got. I love my kids so much and I did not want them to grow in such circumstances . The last incident was terrible and after the fight , I decided it was over after 13 years of marriage . My mum tried to give me reasons to endure my marriage but I just could not stay any longer. ”

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Don Jazzy Calls For An End To SWAT , Gives Reasons

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Mavin Records CEO and music producer, Don Jazzy, has reacted to the formation of a new unit to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.
the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu had announced the formation of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team to “fill the gaps” arising from the dissolution of SARS.
The IGP also ordered all operatives of the disbanded SARS to report in Abuja for debriefing and medical examination.
However, reacting to the development, Don Jazzy in a post via his Twitter account, insisted that the new unit SWAT should be ended before the Government starts listing unnecessary expenses used to set up the unit.
“They should just end this SWAT now before it starts o.
“’Nobi’ tomorrow now they will say they spent money to do logo, spend money to do uniforms.
“Don’t spend any money o, end it now before it matures,” he said.

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