In July of 1984, Edward Van Halen was the most popular musician in the world in the most popular band in the worldthe band that to this day bears his own surname. As a 12-year-old, author Kevin Dodds experienced his first Van Halen concert, and it changed his life.
In this biography, Dodds takes a comprehensive look at the life of Van Halen, one of the worlds most famous and influential musicians. He examines Eddies early years growing up in the Netherlands; his life with his mother and musician father; the familys immigration to the United States; his lifelong trials and tribulations; and his remarkable music career. For more than a year, Dodds delved into more than a thousand different sources to compile Edward Van Halen: A Definitive Biography, the story that captures the life of a man with complex personality and character traits whose life and times has played an important role in American cultural and musical history. Dodds has also woven his personal experiences with Van Halen as well as his own band into this story, providing a unique perspective in the field of rock-and-roll biographies.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Buyer Be Aware!
Detailed and put together well as far as events of this bands roller coaster existence as well as that of Edward Van Halen. However, this guy does not like much at all about Sammy Hagar and he let's you know it. If you can get past that, this is a good read.
A very well written book. An in depth look at the life of EVH. I was surprised that it was as detailed as it was without any input from Van Halen himself. Some of the Hagar bashing got old.
I bought this and it’s basically a rehash of Rolling Stone stories and quotes from Valerie and Hagar’s books. Oh yeah, a lot of person opinion from the author that makes this almost amateur hour.