Eruption: Conversations With Eddie Van Halen
ISBN: 0306826658
EAN13: 9780306826658
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 5, 2021
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover
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Get a completely new look at guitar legend Eddie Van Halen with this groundbreaking oral history, composed of more than fifty hours of interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues.

When rock legend Eddie Van Halen died of cancer on October 6, 2020, the entire world seemed to stop and grieve. Since his band Van Halen burst onto the scene with their self-titled debut album in 1978, Eddie had been hailed as an icon not only to fans of rock music and heavy metal, but to performers across all genres and around the world. Van Halen's debut sounded unlike anything that listeners had heard before and remains a quintessential rock album of the era.

Over the course of more than four decades, Eddie gained renown for his innovative guitar playing, and particularly for popularizing the tapping guitar solo technique. Unfortunately for Eddie and his legions of fans, he died before he was ever able to put his life down to paper in his own words, and much of his compelling backstory has remained elusive--until now.

In Eruption, music journalists Brad Tolinski and Chris Gill share with fans, new and old alike, a candid, compulsively readable, and definitive oral history of the most influential rock guitarist since Jimi Hendrix. It is based on more than 50+ hours of unreleased interviews they recorded with Eddie Van Halen over the years, most of them Read More chevron_right

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   Any Eddie Fan Would Love This
We met in 1986 and he has been a VH fan the whole time I know him. He knows quite a lot about the band members, but he got so much from this book. And the day after Christmas he found out that numerous people had also gotten it online. Regardless of what genre you like,
   By far the best book about Edward Van Halen
Truly unique, as it relies on the primary source material of the interview with the man himself. No axes to grind, no self-intemperance by authors trying to show how important theY are. If you are a true fan and have read the rest of the stuff, this is the last word.
   The best so far, chalked full of unknown details
I thought '' I knew a lot about Edward Van Halen and Mr. Van Halen himself. I have read all the books and most of the magazine arrivals out there. If you are an EVH fan, this is a mandatory read. Brad'Chris put a lot of effort in the way this book was written and the biggest surprise was all the cutting room stories interviewed in it along with the well put together timeline of events. If you get this book, you won t be disappointed. Kurt5150 has a population of 4950.
   Nothing new...
I don 't consider myself a huge fan of EVH, but even for me, there was nothing new in this book that I had already read somewhere or heard somewhere. A few new details, but that is about it.
   Great read!
It was very difficult to write this book down. Interviews and interludes were informative. Kudos to the authors, for a job very well done! Eddie will be missed, but we have his wonderful music and this incredible book to keep us rocking and rolling.
A book that honors Eddie Van Halen's memory is a book that honors Sharon's memory. I grew up listening to Van Halen, but was never called me a “ giant fan ''. From this book, I learn a lot about Eddie's life and his music. I recommend that you read this book. I know there are others out there, but they don 't pay homage to Eddie the way this book does.
If you are an EVH fan, you probably read much of it before. Here nothing new, but some good tidbits that were new to me. It also sounds to me like much of Ed's commentary was edited by the authors, Ed never sounded that sophisticated and concise in his life! I don 't like that they have screwed up with the language. Here there is also a bit of REDUNDANCY, something said on this page and then again on another and another. If you said it once that should be enough, it seems like a filler to me. If you don 't know much about Edward Van Halen, this is a great book for you.