Brothers (book) by Alex van Halen

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February 17, 2024 at 10:24 pm Quote #67582

ron
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/0063265702

Brothers
by Alex van Halen (Author)

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harper (October 22, 2024)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 384 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0063265702
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0063265707
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 1.11 x 9 inches


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February 17, 2024 at 10:35 pm Quote #67583

wjamflan
(1089)

Whoa……very cool


“This hamburger don’t need no helper.” – DLR 5/17/15


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February 18, 2024 at 6:24 pm Quote #67588

unchainedheart
(1928)

I just read this at blabbermouth,can’t wait.


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February 18, 2024 at 6:49 pm Quote #67589

ron
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#1 Best Seller in Rock Music on Amazon


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February 19, 2024 at 1:54 pm Quote #67595

PT5150
(6285)

Thanks Ron.
This will be great.

Is the book available for preorder any else besides Amazon ?

Thanks


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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February 19, 2024 at 3:28 pm Quote #67596

ron
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PT5150: Is the book available for preorder any else besides Amazon ?

Harper Collins has store links on their site.
https://www.harpercollins.com/products/brothers-alex-van-halen?variant=41488375742498
or just punch the ISBN into Google.


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February 20, 2024 at 1:49 pm Quote #67600

PT5150
(6285)

Thanks Ron


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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February 28, 2024 at 11:35 pm Quote #67620

ron
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https://www.reddit.com/r/vanhalen/comments/1b2qufg/comment/ksnaroh/

In this intimate and open account—nothing like any rock-and-roll memoir you’ve ever read—Alex Van Halen shares his personal story of family, friendship, music, and brotherly love in a remarkable tribute to his beloved brother and bandmate.

Told with acclaimed New Yorker writer Ariel Levy, Brothers is seventy-year-old drummer Alex Van Halen’s love letter to his younger brother, Edward (Maybe “Ed,” but never “Eddie”), written while still mourning his untimely death.

In his rough yet sweet voice, Alex recounts the brothers’ childhood, first in the Netherlands and then in working-class Pasadena, California, with an itinerant musician father and a very proper Indonesian-born mother—the kind of mom who admonished her boys to “always wear a suit” no matter how famous they became—a woman who was both proud and practical, nonchalant about taking a doggie bag from a star-studded dinner. He also shares tales of musical politics, infighting, and plenty of bad-boy behavior. But mostly, his is a story of brotherhood, music, and enduring love.

“I was with him from day one,” Alex writes. “We shared the experience of coming to this country and figuring out how to fit in. We shared a record player, an 800-square-foot house, a mom and dad, and a work ethic. Later, we shared the back of a tour bus, alcoholism, the experience of becoming famous, of becoming fathers and uncles, and of spending more hours in the studio than I’ve spent doing anything else in this life. We shared a depth of understanding that most people can only hope to achieve in a lifetime.”


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February 29, 2024 at 4:04 pm Quote #67625

ron
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The book’s editor, Sara Nelson of HarperCollins, calls the memoir “a chronicle of family and talent and the passion to create … the definitive take on Edward Van Halen’s life and death from the one who knew and loved him best.”


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March 1, 2024 at 12:04 pm Quote #67632

ron
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The deal for world English rights was negotiated by Jonathan Burnham, president and publisher, Harper, and Luke Janklow of Janklow & Nesbit Associates. S.v.p. and executive editor Sara Nelson is editing the book and HarperNonFiction publishing director Joel Simons is overseeing publication in the UK, publishing simultaneously. Publication in the US and Canada will be on 22nd October 2024; Harper UK, Australia and New Zealand will follow on 24th October and 30th October respectively.

Simons said: “I’m so excited to be publishing Alex’s incredible book in the UK. Van Halen left an indelible imprint on British music, and I can’t wait to publish this extraordinary story about these utterly unique musicians in October.”


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March 6, 2024 at 7:55 pm Quote #67671

mrmojohalen
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When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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March 7, 2024 at 2:56 am Quote #67675

Dutchie
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^^ Awesome news Ron…


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March 9, 2024 at 12:09 pm Quote #67693

Dutchie
(1772)

For the Aussies here…

These guys will have the book in stock in Oct. They only have date and price for paper back ATM (AUD $29), but they will have hard cover info up soon..

This is gonna save a shit load on OS postage…

https://www.mightyape.com.au/authors/alex-van-halen

They do have other VH books, if you looking…


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March 9, 2024 at 9:15 pm Quote #67695

KISSMAD
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Thanks Darren.

Booktopia has it as well, which is my preferred website.


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March 10, 2024 at 9:06 am Quote #67696

Dutchie
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^ Good to know Bruce. I use them too


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