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    Default Psst...hey...wanna see the cover of "Van Halen 101" ???

    Check it out ya'll. Just go the following site of this pretty decent guitar player and you'll see it there:

    http://www.brianmay.com/brian/briann...newsaug05.html


    Soon as you get there, hit where it says "CLICK HERE." That will blow up the cover, as well as show you the entire press release under it, too.

    Oh, and you will see BOTH covers, front and back. If you notice, the actual cover shot has NO TEXT. Basically, I went Led Zep 4 style, baby. No title, no text, no bullshit. Just one killer image, provided by the great Neil Zlozower, of course. I didn't think my publisher would let me do that. Frankly, I thought they would think I was mad. Well, they actually think it's very freakin' cool. So they were ok with it. Apparently, Brian saw it and was stoked about it, too. So much so, he asked his publicist to ask me if it was ok that they put it up at his official site. Shit, what do you think I said?!?!??!

    Oh, and please keep in mind that's just a simple scan. When you hold the actual book and see the cover, you aren't gonna believe how crisp it is. It looks 100 times better in your hands.

    So enjoy...

    *Press release has also gone up at: www.hardrockhaven.net
    and I believe Harmony Central will be covering the book, too.
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    very cool...I CANNOT WAIT!!!!!!!!!
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    Awesome cover shot!!! 'Flying Eddie' at it's finest!!!


    You rock bitch!
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    FYI The publisher has put up the info as well....
    http://www.authorhouse.com/BookStore...x?bookid=33974

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16oz.Schlitz
    I believe Harmony Central will be covering the book, too.
    http://news.harmony-central.com/Newp...Halen-101.html

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    terrific job!...i don't think you could've found a better pic of edward
    let's be real...EVH was GOD

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    Man...I CANNOT WAIT to get my copy of this thing. Abel...KILLER JOB, bro!

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]


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    My advice is to go for the alien abduction story. Look bemused, dishevelled and on the verge of tears as you recount your story of intrusive and degrading medical tests.
    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
    Alternatively just walk in and inform everyone that alcoholism is indeed a disease and that they should be less judgemental and perhaps a little more supportive."
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    Quote Originally Posted by elvhfan
    terrific job!...i don't think you could've found a better pic of edward
    Man, I searched far and wide for that one image. I checked out ALL the big name, amazing rock photogs. From Ross Halfin to Robert Knight. And they are all killer, really. But man, you can't beat the Zloz. So Neil, who I actually interviewed for the "Tribute" section of my book as well, sent me a bunch of emails, each containing literally dozens of shots. Some color, some black and white, some of DLR & EVH, some of the band, and so on. I had no problem either way, color or b&w. What I wanted was that one mind-blowing image.

    I got to about the 4th email, scrolled down and saw that shot. Man, it was over. Period. The search was OVER. I just knew. I've always dug black & white photography, but what it all came down to for me was the IMAGE.
    Shit, that shot says it all. EVH, live, raw, in concert, 1980 World Invasion Tour, flyin' 400 miles above the stage, holding a bitchin' guitar most people have never even seen before. Fuckin' fuhggedabout it. I just knew. Remember, I'm a FAN, not some jagoff who did this for money or fame or any of that bullshit. So I KNOW what fans like.

    Anyway, that's the cover. I thought my publisher would FREAK over the fact I wanted to go Led Zep 4 style and not put any text on it, but they actually thought it was cool as shit. Ballsy, too. This book ain't about me, so I don't care my name is not on the cover. In fact, notice my name is not on the spine of the book, either? Well, they had originally put the title and my name on the spine. I asked them to remove my name and put "Foreword by Brian May" instead. This ain't an ego trip for me, it's all 'bout the book and the artist. The only reason my name is on there at all is cuz it HAS to be...lol...So I allowed them to put it on the back cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 16oz.Schlitz
    Man, I searched far and wide for that one image. I checked out ALL the big name, amazing rock photogs. From Ross Halfin to Robert Knight. And they are all killer, really. But man, you can't beat the Zloz. So Neil, who I actually interviewed for the "Tribute" section of my book as well, sent me a bunch of emails, each containing literally dozens of shots. Some color, some black and white, some of DLR & EVH, some of the band, and so on. I had no problem either way, color or b&w. What I wanted was that one mind-blowing image.

    I got to about the 4th email, scrolled down and saw that shot. Man, it was over. Period. The search was OVER. I just knew. I've always dug black & white photography, but what it all came down to for me was the IMAGE.
    Shit, that shot says it all. EVH, live, raw, in concert, 1980 World Invasion Tour, flyin' 400 miles above the stage, holding a bitchin' guitar most people have never even seen before. Fuckin' fuhggedabout it. I just knew. Remember, I'm a FAN, not some jagoff who did this for money or fame or any of that bullshit. So I KNOW what fans like.

    Anyway, that's the cover. I thought my publisher would FREAK over the fact I wanted to go Led Zep 4 style and not put any text on it, but they actually thought it was cool as shit. Ballsy, too. This book ain't about me, so I don't care my name is not on the cover. In fact, notice my name is not on the spine of the book, either? Well, they had originally put the title and my name on the spine. I asked them to remove my name and put "Foreword by Brian May" instead. This ain't an ego trip for me, it's all 'bout the book and the artist. The only reason my name is on there at all is cuz it HAS to be...lol...So I allowed them to put it on the back cover.
    Fuck me man - I thought I was a fan! I cannot wait to get this.......do you know when it's released UK side? Gotta congratulate you on your work ethic dude.....maybe you should sing for VH!
    Ed: Actually, the last record I bought was by a band called Brand X
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    Mike: ...actually I don't drink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ron
    FYI The publisher has put up the info as well....
    http://www.authorhouse.com/BookStore...x?bookid=33974
    Thank you so much Ron. I wasn't even aware of that!! haha...
    Shit has been sooo hectic over the last 2 or 3 days since this all started up.

    So if anyone wants to go to the official site of my very cool publisher and check out all the book info (including ISBN#), along with a free preview of the book, please go to this link that Ron posted up:

    http://www.authorhouse.com/BookStore...x?bookid=33974

    When you get there, just scroll down and eventually you will see the free preview. Basically, my "preview" is EVERYTHING that Zakk Wylde contributed to the TRIBUTE section of my book. I think you guys will enjoy it. Oh, and the "About the Book" you see written over there, well, that's what I wrote on the back cover of the book. So basically, that's my back cover.

    Thanks again for all your kind words and enthusiasm...
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    Hell yeah! This book is starting to sound better and better all the time. It sounded too good to be true the first time you told us about it, but now I can't wait for it..
    -nobody rules these streets at night but me-

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    Wow. Zakk really loves Van Halen. He's just gushing in that excerpt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZORBA5150
    Wow. Zakk really loves Van Halen. He's just gushing in that excerpt.
    Of course he loves Van Halen..
    -nobody rules these streets at night but me-

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    Great excerpt. Loved it and cant wait for the book.
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    i do believe we have a bona fide hit developing right in front of our eyes!
    Thx to 16oz(Abel), this wont be a bust yr for VH fans after all.
    We here at the links will always look bACk at 2005 and say, "oh yeah, that's the year the book came out..."

    THx 16oz, thx for what we all always wanted to do and say, but never did.. you did and your life is about to change..

    so what are you gonna do with ALL THE FREAKING MONEY??
    hopefully, you'll have someone make you(maybe the MAN himself will) a franky..or maybe you can buy an..dare i say it,..an original??
    just make sure the pub knows we all will be buying the book, so have enough copies for us.
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