Number of page: 372
Publisher: ECW Press
A vivid and energetic history of Van Halen's legendary early years After years of playing gigs everywhere from suburban backyards to dive bars, Van Halen — led by frontman extraordinaire David Lee Roth and guitar virtuoso Edward Van Halen — had the songs, the swagger, and the talent to turn the rock world on its ear. The quartet's classic 1978 debut, Van Halen, sold more than a million copies within months of release and rocketed the band to the stratosphere of rock success. On tour, Van Halen's high-energy show wowed audiences and prompted headlining acts like Black Sabbath to concede that they'd been blown off the stage. By the year's end, Van Halen had established themselves as superstars and reinvigorated heavy metal in the process. Based on more than 230 original interviews — including with former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and power players like Pete Angelus, Marshall Berle, Donn Landee, Ted Templeman, and Neil Zlozower — Van Halen Rising reveals the untold story of how these rock legends made the unlikely journey from Pasadena, California, to the worldwide stage.
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Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal Most accounts of major bands focus on the fame and fortune of rock stardom. By contrast, Renoff (The Big Tent) covers America’s preeminent hard rock act in the years before they became famous. He argues that Van Halen “transformed the staid sound of metal into something that sounded fresh and vibrant” by fusing essential metal elements, such as heavy rhythms and guitar virtuosity, with monster
- Josh Impinto
Good autobiography. Must have for VH fans!
- fallen judas
A great read,I couldn’t put it down.Just wish Greg had been able to go into more detail on all the other VH material.it just ended too abruptly for me,A really awesome book though!
- Don Lee
Van halen rising Rockin Fuckin roll!!!!!
Van Halen Rising A must for any Van Halen fan
- Scott Poesse
Van Halen Rising
- Mark Borison
Renoff kills it. Is it possible theres almost too much detail? Never, when it comes to the greatest rock band of all time!
Great Finally ! A book on VH’s early years. Must read for any Van Halen fan.
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