Runnin' with the Devil

Author: Noel Monk

Publisher: Dey Street Books

ISBN: 9780062474100

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 1940


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.

Runnin' with the Devil

Author: Noel Monk,Joe Layden

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062474138

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 3404


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.

Running with the Devil

Author: Robert Walser

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819575151

Category: Music

Page: 268

View: 4870


Dismissed by critics and academics, condemned by parents and politicians, and fervently embraced by legions of fans, heavy metal music continues to attract and embody cultural conflicts that are central to society. In Running with the Devil, Robert Walser explores how and why heavy metal works, both musically and socially, and at the same time uses metal to investigate contemporary formations of identity, community, gender, and power. This edition includes a new foreword by Harris M. Berger contextualizing the work and a new afterword by the author. Ebook Edition Note: Ebook edition note: all photographs (16) have been redacted.

Running with the Devil

Author: Professor and Chair of Musicology Robert Walser,Robert Walser

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819562609

Category: Music

Page: 222

View: 9139


A comprehensive musical, social, and cultural analysis of heavy metal music.

The DJ Chronicles - A Life Remixed

Author: Aaron John Traylor

Publisher: Port Hole Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 1598


"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.

The Book of Love

Author: Cynthia Markovitch

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1982247819

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 604

View: 7460


The Book of Love is a twisted fairytale about a young 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: 6759


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: 9382


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.

All Graceful Instruments

Author: Nicholas Meriwether

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527568520

Category: Social Science

Page: 299

View: 2531


All Graceful Instruments: The Contexts of the Grateful Dead Phenomenon gathers thirteen representative essays from a wide array of fields into an interdisciplinary anthology that reveals the depth and extent of this fascinating, variegated cultural phenomenon. Contributors use the techniques of literary criticism, musicology, sociology, philosophy, business theory, and more to explore the meaning and significance of the music of the Grateful Dead, the implications of their artistic and commercial success, and the social dimensions of their following, the Deadheads. For scholars and students of American history and culture, this book makes a convincing case for why the Grateful Dead phenomenon is worthy of academic attention and what that study can offer. By focusing a wide array of critical approaches on a single, discrete subject, All Graceful Instruments provides a refreshing approach to interdisciplinary studies that should appeal to a wide audience.