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    Default New Van Halen book comin'... includes tribute to EVH by world's greatest musicians...

    Alright ladies and germs, here's the lowdown. After 2 freakin' years of hard work (and a lifetime of being a VH fan, of course) I've finally completed my book on the Mighty Van Halen. It's a 400 page labor-of-love and I think ya'll will really enjoy it. Basically, it's a comprehensive guide to the amazing history, music, impact & influence of VH.

    However, the coolest part is the TRIBUTE section. Simply put, over 100 of the world's greatest musicians came forward to share their thoughts, memories and stories about EVH. There's plenty of commentary on the band, too, of course. It's insane. In fact, here's a small sampling of the more than 100 bad-asses who came forward and participated in the tribute:

    Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai, James Hetfield, Allan Holdsworth, Tony Levin, Jeff Berlin, Jason Becker, Mark Tremonti, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Ted Nugent, Adrian Belew, the late great Dimebag Darrell, Jeff Mantas, John McLaughlin, Jim Root, Steve Lynch, Joe Satriani, Scott Henderson, Steve Lukather, Bela Fleck, Trey Gunn, Dave Navarro, John 5, Steve Howe, Kerry King, Michael & Rudolph Schenker, Wayne Kramer.

    Not to mention the fact that Brian May of Queen did the Foreword to the book. Freakin' unbelievable. Oh, and almost another 100 musicians --from Slash to T. Iommi to L. West to P. Metheny to J. Page to J. Beck-- are represented throughout the rest of the book with quotes I located from interviews and so forth. So overall, the book is brimming with commentary from about 200 of the world's greatest, baby.

    This was a totally independent effort by a fan--me--for the fans. It's for any and all true VH fans, true fans of hard rock and metal, and true fans of guitar. The book should be ready to go in just about a month or two, so I'll keep ya'll posted. Also, keep your eyes on the VHND cuz there will be a write up comin' there, too. That's all that's fit to print...for now. But if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to hit me up...either through a PM or at Sonicninja9@aol.com

    Thanks so much for your time...

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    Unreal dude, that's fuckin awesome! Can't wait.
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    You have my full attention. Looking forward to experiencing this.
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    Now that's just fucking cool!
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    I'll be first in line bro! Thanks for the info!
    Just go for it!

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    When will I be able to buy 10 copies ?
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    Looking VERY forward to seeing it bro!!!! Please let us know!!!!

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    Excellent! When does it go on sale?
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    awesome!!!!i cant wait!!!!!
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    Kick Ass! Are you gunna sell it in bookstores or from your home? Either way, awesome job man! And when does it go on sale?
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    Wow, thanks for all the kind words!!!

    The book will be out around August/September. That is the scheduled date and everything seems to be in order to meet that time frame. It will be available at thousands of sites online, from Amazon.com to Barnes&Noble.com and so forth. I also hooked up Jeff Hausman of The Inside with a preview and he really dug it. Let's just say it wouldn't be a shock to see some copies available over at the VH Store, too.

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    I'm down!
    Sammy did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it.
    Michael did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it.
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    Awesome, cant wait to read it!


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    That sounds great. Did you try to interview any of the guys? Any luck with them? Just curious. Sounds like it'll be a good read.

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    Congrats man. I will be in line for it too. It looks to be awsome.
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