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    Talking Eruption - The Eddie Van Halen story

    (I've not seen a post on this so thought it would be good to start one)

    So, not only do we have Greg's AMAZING book to enjoy this year, but ANOTHER book is coming out called 'Eruption: The Eddie Van Halen Story' - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eruption-Edd...ddie+van+halen

    It popped up as a recommendation to me from Amazon and I've not seen it mentioned round here so thought it would interest folks. I've no other info apart from what the Amazon page says, but the reviews for his other book (This is a call: The life and times of Dave Grohl) are pretty good so this could be interesting ?

    Anyone know anything more about this ??
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    Weird. It's got a Dec 2015 release date for hardcover in UK, but June 2016 for hardcover and Kindle in the US store.

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    Yeah, i saw this a week or two ago on my Amazon recommends thing.

    Could be decent, hopefully not a copy & paste.

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    What happened to this book? I was looking forward to it. Does anyone know if it's actually coming out?

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    Last I saw on Amazon was it was pushed back to August 2017 and Kindle only...
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    The author allegedly has 10 books of material in the vault.
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    It's really nothing more than a re-write of short stories the author wrote in the early 1970's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    It's really nothing more than a re-write of short stories the author wrote in the early 1970's.
    How do you know? Did you get one of those very few published copies that are now being sold for $2000 on US Amazon?

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    Interesting. Guy wrote a a couple of books, one on Dave Grohl and another on Metallica. 4 star ratings.

    For the American's looking for pre-order options:

    https://www.amazon.com/Eruption-Eddi...=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

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    This book has been shown online for around two years now, but it's not coming out for another 14 months! (August 2017, supposedly).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Hausman View Post
    This book has been shown online for around two years now, but it's not coming out for another 14 months! (August 2017, supposedly).
    Maybe all of the pages are ready, but the words just need to actually be written now.
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    I was obviously looking forward to this book because of the fact that Eddie sat down for interviews with the author. It would likely become the most authoritative book about the band, superseding the Everybody Wants Some and Kevin Dodds books, which while very well-written, don't give the Sammy years their due. Even many Dave fans, like myself, can still thoroughly enjoy and admire the Sammy era equally well, as they were just as groundbreaking and fruitful, that is up until Ed Leffler's death. Maybe the 2015 tour and the press surrounding it became part of the reason for delaying publication.

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    I also wonder if the date was pushed back a full year to coincide with another tour and capitalize on interest. I was really looking forward to it as well due to "Ed in his own words."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    It's really nothing more than a re-write of short stories the author wrote in the early 1970's.
    The author apparently was born in 1970 or 71, so I guess they were written in crayon.

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    The only thing that would solve this is a message from Paul Brannigan himself. And there is a way any of us could do that. 2 printers have been listed as publishing the book: Da Capo Press and Faber & Faber (likely different markets, Da Capo is North America, Faber & Faber is UK.) There is a way to snail mail the authors directly by way of the company forwarding them. Author mail options are available at the contact us page. Here is Da Capo's: http://www.dacapopress.com/contact-us. And here is Faber & Faber's: http://www.faber.co.uk/contact-faber

 

 

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