In July of 1984, Edward Van Halen was the most popular musician in the world in the most popular band in the worldathe 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 worldas most famous and influential musicians. He examines Eddieas early years growing up in the Netherlands; his life with his mother and musician father; the familyas 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.Following the Whisky show, Ed and the band packed up and returned to Europe for the first time since 1984. They toured ... Following their April 29 show in London, the band took a break until resuming the tour in the U.S. on June 25. For theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Edward Van Halen: A Definitive Biography|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2011-10-12|