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    Default VH-related Father's Day story

    I had a great day with my boys. Toward the end of the day, my son Evan was playing guitar and for some reason it occurred to me to let him play my brother's guitar that I have kept in the top of my closet since my brother's death in 1998 (his widow gave me his guitar). I hadn't opened the case in 13 years since 1999 when I used it in tribute to him on one my band's recording sessions. It was still in tune.



    Then I noticed that on the back of the guitar was my brother's 1992 VH backstage pass from when he actually got to meet Eddie and the entire band. I'm not gonna lie, with the concerts in Texas coming up this week, me taking my son to the San Antonio and Houston shows...it was a pretty heavy moment.



    VH runs in the blood of my family -- and managed to make it's way into my Father's Day -- and make it that much more special.

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    Cool story man...I like the VH vinyl album covers on the wall.

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    Nice story. Good for you letting Evan play it. Good for him, too.

    The Myriad, KATT...that would make that show in Oklahoma City. During that show, the crowd passed up a passed-out fat guy to the stage and flopped him up there. Sammy was dyin'...couldn't stop laughing.

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    Nice story for Father's Day.
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