$5 Album MP3 Deal: Montrose ‘Montrose’
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Right now, the classic self-title debut album Montrose is available for only $5 in MP3 format as part of Amazon.com’s $5 MP3 album deal. (The CD is currently $8.98 and is an AutoRip, which means you get a free MP3 with the physical copy.)

The album, featuring lead vocalist Sammy Hagar and guitarist Ronnie Montrose, includes rock heavies “Rock the Nation,” “Bad Motor Scooter,” “Space Station #5,” and “Rock Candy.”

If you’re looking for more music deals, be sure to check out all 100 albums on sale in MP3 format right now for only $5 each as part of Amazon’s monthly MP3 album deals.

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Happy Birthday To Guitarist Extraordinaire Eddie Van Halen

Happy Birthday today to Eddie Van Halen, who remains, at the still young age of 59, considering he’s seemingly been around forever, and indeed, the first Van Halen record was released 35 years ago this year, one of the, if not THE, (in the opinions of many, many guitar heroes globally) greatest guitarists of all time.

Hailing from the Netherlands, and the son of a musical dynamo in his dad, Jan, who played brass instruments and the piano, Eddie Van Halen learned his craft by rote, by “listening and watching” in his own admission. Although his style is a hyperfast, tasteful stream of musical consciousness on the fretboard, it’s interesting to note that he grew up on bands like Cream and Led Zeppelin, who both of course had guitarists that were and still are legends in their own right in Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page respectively, yet neither of those men ever had the kind of technical razzle dazzle aurally manifested like the sounds that came through the amplifiers of Eddie Van Halen.

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$5 Album MP3 Deal: Montrose ‘Montrose’

This month the classic Montrose debut album Montrose is available for only $5 as part of Amazon.com’s 1,000 MP3 albums for $5 sale. (The CD is currently $9.70.)

Featuring classic rock staples such as “Rock the Nation,” “Bad Motor Scooter,” “Space Station #5,” and “Rock Candy,” lead vocalist Sammy Hagar and guitarist Ronnie Montrose (who sadly died earlier this year) combine for one of the finest rock debuts of all time.

Browse all 1,000 albums on sale this month for only $5 each.

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$3 MP3 Album Deal: Van Halen ‘The Best Of Both Worlds’
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This week, the Van Halen hits album The Best Of Both Worlds is on sale for only $2.99 in MP3 format. The CD is on sale as well for only $12.18.

The Best Of Both Worlds contains some of the biggest hits from both eras of the band with singers David Lee Roth – “Jump,” “Panama, “Hot For Teacher,” “You Really Got Me,” and Sammy Hagar – “Why Can’t This Be Love,” “Dreams,” “Top Of The World,” “When It’s Love.” If you dig Van Halen even just a little, here’s what you need to know: there’s 36 songs on this collection and it’s only $2.99, so this is a no-brainer. Grab it now.

Browse all 1,000 albums on sale this month for only $5 each, as well as several albums on sale this week for only $2.99 each.

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Rock Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Has Died
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Ronnie Montrose, guitarist and founder of the rock band Montrose, died on Saturday, March 3, 2012, after a five-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 64.

The news of his death was announced on the Ronnie Montrose official website. You can read the official statement here below.

The band Montrose is best know for its time with former frontman Sammy Hagar, who went on to achieve great fame and fortune with Van Halen. Hagar wrote a lot about his years in Montrose and his collaboration with Ronnie Montrose in his 2011 autobiography Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock. With Hagar, who appeared on the first two albums – Montrose and Paper Money, the band had its greatest success with songs like “Rock Candy,” “Rock The Nation,” and “Bad Motor Scooter.”

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