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Edward Van Halen

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2011

    Nothing new, revealing or definitive :/

    Was it meant as a joke?
    This book was poorly written and far from definitive, which by definition would mean this was the final say on EVH.

    The only one who can tell EVH's story and have final say is the man himself. EVH never authorized, participated and likely doesn't even know this book was being written, which may actually be a good thing. Nor did anybody close to him. Nobody participated in this book.

    I don't so much mind the poorly written part because sadly most self-published books suffer this fate. No, it was the deceptive title and the fact this character blatantly ripped off the precious few other books written by others along with slews of old EVH interviews. To echo the sentiments of a fellow reviewer, this book is a reprint of Ian Christe's Everybody Wants Some. Actually a combo of Ian's EWS and Van Halen 101 by Able Sanchez. If you already either of those, don't bother with this.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2011

    Poorly written and edited

    As a Van Halen fan, I had to read this.
    However, this book is very poorly written and edited.
    It has many mistakes with grammar ( run-on sentences, punctuation, missing words) that should never have gotten past a proofreader.

    Moreover, it is essentially someone reprinting Ian Christie's book verbatim.

    Very little new material is in this book.

    The author also makes statements about alcoholism that don't jibe with scientific fact.


    There are interesting gems but you aren't missing anything if you skip this book.

    It most certainly doesn't live up to the title.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Absolutely amazing

    Great book. I learned so much about Ed and his life. I was captivated by this book from page 1. I cant wait for the new album and concert. I love Tattoo. Go Van Halen! If you read this on an ereader the book itself was probably not adapted to it and thats why are so many mistakes. Again go Van Halen!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2011

    Great book

    If you like Van Halen this is a great read.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 8, 2011

    A definitive read. I highly recommend it. You must check it out.

    I can't put this book down since I got it. As a Van Halen fan for 20 years I've learned a lot of new things that I didn't know about Eddie and his guitar playing, personal life, achievements and challenges. This is THE DEFINITIVE bio of Eddie Van Halen, not just a definitive bio.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 21, 2011

    Informative--------A Good Read!

    I was amazed with the information contained in this book considering the author has never met Edward Van Halen! I hope he gets the chance in his lifetime. I enjoyed reading this book and I am waiting patiently and excitedly for the new album and concert venues to be announced. Their last concert was fantastic!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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