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    Default The new book is a great read!

    Everybody Wants Some - The Van halen Story is a great read.

    There really isnt much new but it really outlines everything so well and to be honest, it makes me feel bad for Ed.

    And i also understand why Mike is not in the band anymore.

    I would definitly get a copy, you will not put it down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VH1988 View Post
    it makes me feel bad for Ed.

    And i also understand why Mike is not in the band anymore.
    Can you expound on these two points?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bottagetta View Post
    Can you expound on these two points?
    ya
    Live by the VH attitude, die by the VH attitude.
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    "What do you wanna do with your life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bottagetta View Post
    Can you expound on these two points?
    What he said

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    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
    George Bernard Shaw

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    Its hard to explain, but if you read the book it really walks you step by step through what went down.

    And in the end, MA did not even call the brothers when thier mother died.

    These guys were simply not friends anymore.

    The Van halen bros were always playing at the studio and Wolf was there and just started playing with them with no plans to do anything. It wasnt like it was sabotage or anything like that.

    Youre a fan right?

    READ THE FUCKING BOOK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VH1988 View Post
    Its hard to explain, but if you read the book it really walks you step by step through what went down.

    And in the end, MA did not even call the brothers when thier mother died.

    These guys were simply not friends anymore.

    The Van halen bros were always playing at the studio and Wolf was there and just started playing with them with no plans to do anything. It wasnt like it was sabotage or anything like that.

    Youre a fan right?

    READ THE FUCKING BOOK!

    i m a fan but i hate reading
    Live by the VH attitude, die by the VH attitude.
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    the way it should have been link below:
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJHV View Post
    i m a fan but i hate reading
    Its really a great book imo.

    Brings back alot of memories and is really on point. You will like reading this book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VH1988 View Post
    Its hard to explain, but if you read the book it really walks you step by step through what went down.

    And in the end, MA did not even call the brothers when thier mother died.

    These guys were simply not friends anymore.

    The Van halen bros were always playing at the studio and Wolf was there and just started playing with them with no plans to do anything. It wasnt like it was sabotage or anything like that.

    Youre a fan right?

    READ THE FUCKING BOOK!
    If I were treated the way Mike has been, I would assume they didn't want to hear from me when their mother passed.

    And, Mike's absence isn't nearly as innocent as you describe. But that has been discussed ad nauseum..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bottagetta View Post
    If I were treated the way Mike has been, I would assume they didn't want to hear from me when their mother passed.

    And, Mike's absence isn't nearly as innocent as you describe. But that has been discussed ad nauseum..
    That is why i said read the book.

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    Here is a relatively insightful (yet somewhat bitchy) review from one of our local papers...


    Holy Van Halen
    A new book hitches a ride on rock 'n' roll's biggest ego trip
    By Bob Ruggiero
    Published: October 11, 2007

    Coinciding with the band's semireunion (Sorry, Eddie; no matter how good Wolfie is, no Michael Anthony, no reunion), this is the first full-length bio of Van Halen's brilliant but erratic history. From its origins as a popular Southern California cover band and its rise to rock gods, throughout the book Van Halen's messy saga is comprehensively and neatly told.

    Author Ian Christe is clearly a great fan: In the preface, he even details his quest to (successfully) learn to play Eddie's solo showpiece "Eruption" from scratch. However, this is no hagiography, as he uses a keen and often subjective insight into the band's music that only someone who has worn out more than one copy of Fair Warning or OU812 could manage. The book offers amazing details that will surprise even hardcore fans well beyond the true reason for the infamous "no brown M&M's" contract rider mandate (which was all about gauging a promoter's attention to details).

    On the road, Christe notes that Van Halen "took rock hedonism to new levels" where "even the journalists who covered the band got laid." (Ahh, to be a music writer in the '70s...) The band's excesses are more than detailed mostly Roth's rampant horndogness and Eddie's frequent substance-abuse travails.

    For the most part, there are three types of music books: the autobiography, the biography, and the clip job, which features mostly previously published material thrown into the cauldron of information and re-extracted. Everybody Wants Some is mostly the latter, featuring no original interviews with band members or truly close staff. It's still one of the best of its kind, a credit to Christe, who also penned The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal.

    Ultimately, the book is also about wasted opportunities and time. How much more music and how many greater albums and tours might fans have gotten if the five mainstays could have worked past years of infighting, egotism, substance abuse, and inactivity? If there are two sides to every normal story, there are five sides to every Van Halen story.

    "All the band members have bent the truth for convenience and used the media to stall the fans, mask their true intentions, forward their own plans and polish one side of a controversy," Christe writes in one dead-on passage. "The truth is more muddled by emotion, personal politics and the haze of altered states than anyone can admit without upsetting whatever tender relationships remain, if any."

    With Van Halen's history, by the time you finish reading this book, its current reunion tour may already be canceled.


    Details:
    Everybody Wants Some: The Van Halen Saga, by Ian Christe, Wiley, 326 pages, $25.95.

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    I want some, too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJHV View Post
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    I am with you there brother....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistere View Post
    I want some, too?
    How 'bout you?


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    I smell viral marketing.

 

 

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