Here's today's Rock Report, from Ultimate Classic Rock!

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Eddie Van Halen donated 75 guitars from his personal collection to the nonprofit Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, which is giving them away to low-income public schools. He says, "music HAS to be taught".

If a recently launched crowdfunding campaign is successful, David Bowie‘s hometown, Brixton, will greet millions of visitors a year with a 30-foot lightning bolt, nicknamed the “ZiggyZag,”

 

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Chester Bennington has revealed that he left Stone Temple Pilots because his involvement with the band was upsetting his kids. He said everytime he left for tour with his original band his kids understood, but when he went on the road with STP they would cry.

 

 

 

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Butch Trucks was fondly recalled last night as friends and family gathered at the Cox Capitol Theatre in Macon, Ga. Among those on hand for the private event paying tribute to the late drummer were former Allman Brothers Band members Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge and Jaimoe, along with Jimmy Herring and Vaylor Trucks, Butch’s son and bandmate in the Freight Train Band.