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Van Halen Band Signed Washburn Red Metallic Patriot Les Paul Styled Electric Guitar

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Signed by:

Sammy Hagar, Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, and Alex Van Halen

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SKU: 40586

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Explore a rare gem for music enthusiasts – a Washburn Red Metallic Patriot Les Paul Styled Electric Guitar signed by Sammy Hagar, Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, and Alex Van Halen. Discover this unique piece of music history and memorabilia.

Eddie was introduced to Sammy Hagar in 1985, via their mutual Ferrari mechanic. Hagar was the former frontman for the hard rock group Montrose, and now a solo artist coming off a very successful year. His hit single “I Can’t Drive 55” came from his 1984 album VOA, produced by Ted Templeman, who had also produced Montrose’s first album Montrose, as well as all of Van Halen’s albums up to that point. Hagar agreed to sing as well as play rhythm guitar.

When Warner Bros. president Mo Ostin came to the band’s 5150 Studios to hear the band’s progress, Hagar said the band played “Why Can’t This Be Love” live with Eddie on keyboards, after which Ostin proclaimed: “I smell money.”

The 1986 Van Halen album 5150 was a huge hit, becoming the band’s first No. 1 album on the Billboard charts, driven by the keyboard-dominated singles “Why Can’t This Be Love” (#3 U.S.), “Dreams”, and “Love Walks In” (Top 30 U.S.). To further introduce the new era for the band, a new Van Halen logo was put on the cover. The new logo retained elements of the original, but now the lines extending from either side of ‘VH’ wrapped around and formed a ring.

Following the release of the 5150 album, the “5150 Tour” was launched to support it across North America. Footage was released on VHS and Laserdisc as Live Without a Net. The band minimized the use of pre-Hagar Van Halen songs in the set.

All four studio albums produced during this period reached No. 1 on the Billboard pop music charts and 17 singles breached the top 12 of the mainstream rock tracks chart. During that era, a single taken from 1988’s OU812, “When It’s Love”, reached the Top Five, peaking at No. 5. In addition, Van Halen was nominated for two Grammy awards. The band won the 1992 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal for the album For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge. Van Halen continued to enjoy success throughout the mid-1990s. They recorded a live album and concert film at two 1992 F.U.C.K. tour shows in Fresno, California called Live: Right Here, Right Now. During the F.U.C.K. and the live album supporting Live: Right Here Right Now tour, Night Ranger’s Alan Fitzgerald played keyboards offstage every night allowing Eddie to concentrate on guitar. Fitzgerald would return to play offstage keyboards on the 2004, 2007, and 2012 tours.