For this kid from Gary, Van Halen redefined hard rock at a time when it really needed reinventing

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Eric Deggans

NPR’s TV Critic; media analyst, MSNBC/NBC News; Duke University adjunct professor; author, Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation

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