Unchained : The Eddie Van Halen Story by Paul Brannigan
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    Default Unchained : The Eddie Van Halen Story by Paul Brannigan

    Another book to be released on December 14 2021 by Paul Brannigan.
    "Unchained : The Eddie Van Halen Story"

    I just wonder if there could possibly be any new info in this book that the fans don't already know.

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    This book was written and supposed to come out about 10 years ago under the name “Eruption.” It supposedly was authorized by Ed and had insights from Ed himself. It sounded as close to an autobiography as we would ever get. It was shelved for who know why. It was again supposed to be released around 2013/14 and was again pulled. Now it is being released as an unauthorized biography. That being said, this guy has written rock biographies before. One being about Dave Grohl.

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    It's been available on Audible for quite a while. IIRC, the print version has been out in the UK for a month or so.

    I've got it on Audible but haven't listened yet.

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    It’s available here in Australia already
    What is understood need not be discussed

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    Someone please do a review on this. I just don't want to buy another book on EVH about stuff I already know about. I picked up the Eruption book and I knew almost everything that was written in that book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dont disturb my Paradise View Post
    It’s available here in Australia already
    That’s what I’m afraid of
    What is understood need not be discussed

    "Dont disturb my paradise. I've asked you once. I've asked you nice" - "SERIOUS JU JU"

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJW View Post
    Someone please do a review on this. I just don't want to buy another book on EVH about stuff I already know about. I picked up the Eruption book and I knew almost everything that was written in that book.

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    I don’t think these books are written for people like us.
    Rest in Peace Edward Van Halen

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    I'm only a few pages in, but I just learned that Eddie actually started out by playing the drums and Alex was on guitar. But then Alex got a paper route... just kidding.

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    I want to support guys on here who write books, but yeah, I feel the same way. If there was something as in depth as VH Rising about the time after 1978, I'd be all over it.
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    There's a few pages of it in the latest Classic Rock magazine and it reads well. Will we diehards learn anything new - that remains to be seen, but I didn't mind what I read.
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    Wolfgang distanced himself from this book, and having bought every other VH book I'm still tempted to buy it but I really don't think there's any value in it. Any reviews from someone on here yet?

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    There are 2 titles for the same book??!! That's confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeRose View Post
    There are 2 titles for the same book??!! That's confusing.

    Let's not forget the pocket book version!



    Get it? Little Guitars. Little paperback... hahaha

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    The Van Halen Store is giving fans early access to the forthcoming "Unchained" The Eddie Van Halen Story" biography, shipping copies now ahead of the official December 28th release date.

    Here is the synopsis: "The full-length biography of Eddie Van Halen-a searching, affectionate, and in-depth look at the remarkable life of a genuine musical virtuoso who changed the course of rock 'n' roll.

    "Arriving in California as a young boy in the early 1960s, Edward Van Halen and his brother Alex were ripe for the coming musical revolution. The sons of a Dutch, saxophone-playing father, the brothers discovered the Beatles, Cream, and other icons as they bonded together as musical partners, forming identities for themselves in their adopted home along the way.

    "From the moment their hugely influential 1978 debut landed, Van Halen set a high bar for the rock 'n' roll lifestyle, creating an entirely new style of post-'60s hard rock and becoming the quintessential rock band of the 1980s. But the high-flying success was fraught with difficulty, as Eddie struggled with alcohol and drug addiction while simultaneously battling David Lee Roth over the musical direction of the band, eventually taking the band in an entirely new direction with Sammy Hagar and scaling new heights, before that iteration of Van Halen disintegrated.

    "Acclaimed biographer PAUL BRANNIGAN (author of This Is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl, Birth School Metallica Death: Vol I and Into the Black: The Inside Story of Metallica), tackles the dramatic story with respect and affection for one of rock's greatest musicians, pairing original interviews with meticulous research to bring the story of Eddie Van Halen completely up-to-date.

    Unchained: The Eddie Van Halen Story is a remarkable account of determination, genius, and single-minded commitment to the music."

    Fans can order a copy at the VanHalenStore.com.
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