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Runnin' with the devil : a backstage pass to the wild times, loud rock, and the down and dirty truth behind the making of Van Halen

Monk, Noel E.2017
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Van Halen's rise in the 1980s was one of the most thrilling the music world had ever seen - their mythos an epic party, a sweaty, sexy, never-ending rock extravaganza. During this unparalleled run of success, debauchery, and drama, no one was closer to the band than Noel Monk who served first as their tour manager then as their personal manager until 1985, when both he and David Lee Roth exited as controversy, infighting and egos consumed the band. Now, for the first time, he shares the most outrageous escapades -- from their coming of age to their most shocking behavior on the road; from Eddie's courtship and high profile wedding to Valerie Bertinelli to the incredible drug use which would ultimately lead to everyone's demise. Monk paints a compelling portrait of Eddie Van Halen, bringing into focus the unique combination of talent, vision, hardship, and naivete that shaped one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time-and made him and his brother vulnerable to the trappings and failings of fame. Mark also tells the story of David Lee Roth's departure as he saw it and explaining how a band at the height of their powers found themselves struggling to hold it together.
Imprint:
New York, NY : Dey St., 2017.
Collation:
342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm.
Contents:
1. We Got Them for a Steal -- 2. Van Halen Unleashed -- 3. The Road Life -- 4. M&Ms and Guacamole -- 5. There's No Place Like Home -- 6. How Do You Lose a Rock Star? (You Get Him Really High---the Rest Takes Care of Itself) -- 7. How Van Halen's Hard Work and High Times Were Chronicled -- 8. Dumpster Divin' & Chart Climbin' -- 9. Where the Hell Is Van Halen? -- 10. The Bootleg Wars -- 11. The Girl Next Door -- 12. Payola? I Hardly Know Her! -- 13. The Midas Touch -- 14. No Problems (Okay, Maybe a Few) -- 15. 1984 -- 16. Go Ask Alex -- 17. The Long Goodbye -- 18. The Writing on the Wall.
ISBN:
9780062474100
Dewey class:
781.66
Language:
English
BRN:
315355
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Biography781.66 VANOnloan - Due: 31 Aug 2022
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