Runnin' with the Devil

Author: Noel Monk,Joe Layden

Publisher: Dey Street Books

ISBN: 9780062474124

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 6315


The manager who shepherded Van Halen from obscurity to rock stardom goes behind the scenes to tell the complete, unadulterated story of David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and the legendary band that changed rock music. Van Halen’s rise in the 1980s was one of the most thrilling the music world had ever seen—their mythos an epic party, a sweaty, sexy, never-ending rock extravaganza. During this unparalleled run of success, debauchery, and drama, no one was closer to the band than Noel Monk. A man who’d worked with some of rock’s biggest and most notorious names, Monk spent seven years with Van Halen, serving first as their tour manger then as their personal manager until 1985, when both he and David Lee Roth exited as controversy, backstabbing, and disappointment consumed the band. Throughout Van Halen’s meteoric rise and abrupt halt, this confidant, fixer, friend, and promoter saw it all and lived to tell. Now, for the first time, he shares the most outrageous escapades—from their coming of age to their most shocking behavior on the road; from Eddie’s courtship and high profile wedding to Valerie Bertinelli to the incredible drug use which would ultimately lead to everyone’s demise. Sharing never-before-told stories, Monk paints a compelling portrait of Eddie Van Halen, bringing into focus the unique combination of talent, vision, hardship, and naiveté that shaped one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time—and made him and his brother vulnerable to the trappings and failings of fame. Illustrated with dozens of rare photographs from Monk’s vaults, Runnin’ with the Devil is manna from rock heaven no Van Halen fan can miss.

The DJ Chronicles - A Life Remixed

Author: Aaron John Traylor

Publisher: Port Hole Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7592


"As I stood at the faucet, I was caught by my own reflection in the mirror. At least I thought it was mine. I didn't recognize my own face. My cheeks were gaunt and pale; my eyes were bloodshot and there were dark circles under each one. Looking down, I realized that my belt went in two extra notches and my previously form-fitting shirt was draping over my wilting frame. "'Way to go, Aaron, ' I thought to myself. 'This time it's Eddie. Next time it'll be you.'" Based on the true story of "America's Tallest DJ," AARON TRAYLOR, this book takes the reader inside the world of a legendary disc jockey. At 18, he reached the top of the charts as one of the most listened to DJs in a large American city. From corporate radio to dingy nightclubs and sweaty underground raves, a decade in the limelight brought little of the joy and glamour he expected, and much that he would later regret...failed relationships, the death of a friend, and empty dreams... This is the story of a seeker of enlightenment through music alone... Then one desperate day, a vision and a voice led him to his true calling.

Hermes Explains

Author: Wouter J. Hanegraaff,Peter Forshaw,Marco Pasi

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9048542855

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 3553


Few fields of academic research are surrounded by so many misunderstandings and misconceptions as the study of Western esotericism. For twenty years now, the Centre for History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents (University of Amsterdam) has been at the forefront of international scholarship in this domain. This anniversary volume seeks to make the modern study of Western esotericism more widely known beyond specialist circles, while addressing a range of misconceptions, biases, and prejudices that still tend to surround it. Thirty major scholars in the field respond to questions about a wide range of unfamiliar ideas, traditions, practices, problems, and personalities that are central to the field. By challenging many taken-for-granted assumptions about religion, science, philosophy, and the arts, this volume demonstrates why the modern study of esotericism leads us to reconsider much that we thought we knew about the story of Western culture.

The Book of Love

Author: Cynthia Markovitch

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 4904


The Book of love is the true story of a girl growing up in America searching for the truth in a world of falsehoods only to discover her real identity.

Eruption

Author: Paul Brannigan

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571311482

Category: Music

Page: 400

View: 5119


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 others. 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 Californian band of the 1980s. But there was also an undercurrent of tragedy to their story, as Eddie's struggles played out in public, from his difficult relationship with the band's original singer, Dave Lee Roth, to substance abuse, divorce and his long-running battle with cancer. With unique insights, Paul Brannigan's Eruption reaches beyond the headlines to explore the cultural and social contexts that shaped this iconic guitarist, while also turning up the dial on a life lived at volume eleven.

Sun of Apollo

Author: Darab Lawyer,Clinton Libbey

Publisher: Abny Media Group, LLC

ISBN: 0984716815

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5458


December 21st, 2012 - the most anticipated and talked about day in human history. The day when a galactic alignment between the Sun, the Earth and the center of the Milky Way Galaxy will occur, marking the end of a 26,000-year life cycle.In 2012, the cosmic battle of the ages rages on as the world transitions from the Age of Pisces into the new Age of Aquarius - the time, it is thought, when balance between men and women will finally be achieved. When Darius Prince, a 30-year-old highly ambitious Wall Street stockbroker, receives a cryptic message on his trading screen, his life takes an unexpected turn for the worse. As he sorts through the bizarre meanings behind the symbolic message, he discovers a trail of clues that lead him to believe he has a higher purpose - and that somebody is out to destroy him. When a comet aligns with Stonehenge, he begins having apocalyptic visions of the future and is confined to a mental institution. Labeled paranoid and bipolar by his doctor, he escapes when an attack is made on his life and embarks on a series of quests to find his soulmate and fulfill his destiny.The first in a fictional series that intertwines biblical prophecy with the legendary Grail Myth, SUN OF APOLLO ventures deep inside an apocalyptic New World Order in 2012 - the rise of the New Roman Empire.

No Other Name

Author: Robert Beatty

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1728343100

Category: Fiction

Page: 974

View: 3461


Samuel Martin is not afflicted with the wanderlust that teenage boys growing into young men in isolated areas in isolated times so often are. Samuel has no desire to break out of the isolation of the remote rural farm town he was born into and see the world. He wants nothing more than to be the third generation patriarch on the farm of his ancestors, living on the land he loves in company with the family he loves. He is just facing the problem of finding the one girl he wants to share his love and life with. He thinks he has found that girl in the form of the beautiful, enigmatic young prostitute girl who hides her early life and hides herself behind the flowery contrived name of Clarinda. The girl shares her body with him but never shares her real name. Neither does she share the love she is incapable of returning. Samuel loves the girl recklessly and beyond the point of caution. In the process he learns that loving recklessly and beyond caution can invert and disrupt your life the way following any passion recklessly can. He also learns that life is what happens to you when you had other plans.

Writing That Makes Sense, 2nd Edition

Author: David S. Hogsette

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532650108

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 626

View: 3095


The second edition of Writing That Makes Sense takes students through the fundamentals of the writing process and explores the basic steps of critical thinking. Drawing upon over twenty years of experience teaching college composition and professional writing, David S. Hogsette combines relevant writing pedagogy and practical assignments with the basics of critical thinking to provide students with step-by-step guides for successful academic writing in a variety of rhetorical modes. New in the second edition: -Expanded discussion of how to write effective thesis statements for informative, persuasive, evaluative, and synthesis essays, including helpful thesis statement templates. -Extensive templates introducing students to conventions of academic discourse, including integrating outside sources, interacting with other writers' ideas, and dialoguing with multiple perspectives. -Examples of academic writing from different disciplines illustrating essay titles, abstracts, thesis statements, introductions, conclusions, and voice. -Expanded discussion of voice in academic writing, including an exploration of active and passive voice constructions in different disciplines and tips on how to edit for clarity. -A new chapter on writing in the disciplines. -Updated sample student papers. -New readings with examples of opposing views and multiple perspectives.

Eruption

Author: Brad Tolinski,Chris Gill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0306826674

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2003


Get a completely new look at guitar legend Eddie Van Halen with this groundbreaking oral history, composed of more than fifty hours of interviews with Eddie himself as well as his family, friends, and colleagues. When rock legend Eddie Van Halen died of cancer on October 6, 2020, the entire world seemed to stop and grieve. Since his band Van Halen burst onto the scene with their self-titled debut album in 1978, Eddie had been hailed as an icon not only to fans of rock music and heavy metal, but to performers across all genres and around the world. Van Halen’s debut sounded unlike anything that listeners had heard before and remains a quintessential rock album of the era. Over the course of more than four decades, Eddie gained renown for his innovative guitar playing, and particularly for popularizing the tapping guitar solo technique. Unfortunately for Eddie and his legions of fans, he died before he was ever able to put his life down to paper in his own words, and much of his compelling backstory has remained elusive—until now. In Eruption, music journalists Brad Tolinski and Chris Gill share with fans, new and old alike, a candid, compulsively readable, and definitive oral history of the most influential rock guitarist since Jimi Hendrix. It is based on more than 50+ hours of unreleased interviews they recorded with Eddie Van Halen over the years, most of them conducted at the legendary 5150 studios at Ed’s home in Los Angeles. The heart of Eruption is drawn from these intimate and wide-ranging talks, as well as conversations with family, friends, and colleagues. In addition to discussing his greatest triumphs as a groundbreaking musician, including an unprecedented dive into Van Halen’s masterpiece 1984, the book also takes an unflinching look at Edward’s early struggles as young Dutch immigrant unable to speak the English language, which resulted in lifelong issues with social anxiety and substance abuse. Eruption: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen also examines his brilliance as an inventor who changed the face of guitar manufacturing. As entertaining as it is revealing, Eruption is the closest readers will ever get to hearing Eddie’s side of the story when it comes to his extraordinary life.

LIFE Van Halen

Author: LIFE Magazine

Publisher: Time Home Entertainment

ISBN: 1547856467

Category: Music

Page: 96

View: 8057


The recent passing of Eddie Van Halen marked the somber end to one of rock 'n' roll's greatest eras. The iconic and innovative guitar wizard and his rowdy bandmates were synonymous with hard rock from the late 1970s through the 1990s, churning out hits like "Runnin' With the Devil," "Jump" and "Why Can't This Be Love" through a variety of lineups. From the breakout years headed by flamboyant lead singer David Lee Roth to the decade with the boisterous Sammy Hagar up front, Van Halen maintained a perpetual appeal with fans and critics. This LIFE special issue explores the turbulent history and massive popularity of the mercurial band and their legendary music.