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July 14, 2013 at 1:40 am Quote #27891

alittlebitmoretotheright
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Just got around to reading “Edward Van Halen: A Definitive Biography” by Kevin Dodds on my e-reader. The book came out last year and I just haven’t had a chance to check it out. GREAT BOOK! Lot’s of details that I never knew about the whole Roth/Hagar fiasco and a whole bunch of new stuff on the recent reformation. The guy really did his homework and as far as I know it’s really the only full bio completely about EVH.

It’s about 400 pages. If anyone has an e-reader, just shoot me a message and I’ll dropbox it for you as a “loner”. Its in epub, but I can convert it to just about any format – mobi/kindle/nook etc. I guess if you like it purchase it and erase the “loner” copy, that way the dude can get his well deserved cash.

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“You corner my dog, It dont let you past, Got a bad lil’ woman, gon’ bite yo’ ass”


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July 14, 2013 at 2:28 am Quote #27892

Dutchie
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Or, you could help Kevin out and buy the book….


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July 14, 2013 at 10:40 am Quote #27897

Mink
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I’m glad you liked it. I didn’t enjoy it very much. It should have been titled “How Eddie Van Halen influenced my life by Kevin Dodds”. He spent half the book on his brother and how Eddie influenced his playing. At one point he was even trying to prove how the chord progression to WCTBL was inferior. No disrespect, but I enjoyed Everybody Wants Some more than the EVH Definitive Biography. Even Everybody Wants Some is biased. The Van Halen Encyclopedia is about the only non biased book out there.



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July 14, 2013 at 1:17 pm Quote #27898

ffoner
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Here’s the link to Kevin’s book. He worked hard on it and I agree he deserves to be paid for his work. He certainly didn’t get rich off writing it, that’s for sure. A real labor of love:

http://www.amazon.com/Edward-Van-Halen-Definitive-Biography/dp/1462054803

And just a reminder, I’m plugging away on my early days book. It’s going be comprehensive and revelatory, and largely based on original research rather than stuff that’s already in print. Blog here:

http://vanhalenrising.tumblr.com/


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July 14, 2013 at 5:59 pm Quote #27902

alittlebitmoretotheright
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ffoner: Here’s the link to Kevin’s book. He worked hard on it and I agree he deserves to be paid for his work. He certainly didn’t get rich off writing it, that’s for sure. A real labor of love/
http://www.amazon.com/Edward-Van-Halen-Definitive-Biography/dp/1462054803
And just a reminder, I’m plugging away on my early days book. It’s going be comprehensive and revelatory, and largely based on original research rather than stuff that’s already in print.Blog here:
http://vanhalenrising.tumblr.com/

I agree and want to clarify: I paid for the book and will be glad to loan it on the honors system (this seems like a mature honest board) that if you like it / keep it, please buy it from Kevin. He does deserve it.
I will also buy your book too, sounds interesting. Any estimated release date yet?


“You corner my dog, It dont let you past, Got a bad lil’ woman, gon’ bite yo’ ass”


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July 15, 2013 at 3:21 am Quote #27917

ron
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alittlebitmoretotheright: I agree and want to clarify:I paid for the book

At $3.03 for the electronic version, no-one should have any trouble coming up with the change for a copy.


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July 15, 2013 at 3:36 am Quote #27918

guitard
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ron: At $3.03 for the electronic version, no-one should have any trouble coming up with the change for a copy.


But I don’t ever bother carrying around pennies anymore … dammit …


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July 15, 2013 at 3:53 am Quote #27921

mcs5150
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guitard: But I don’t ever bother carrying around pennies anymore … dammit …

That is because you carry around that damn foreign money :wink:


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July 15, 2013 at 7:40 am Quote #27924

ffoner
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alittlebitmoretotheright: I agree and want to clarify:I paid for the book and will be glad to loan it on the honors system (this seems like a mature honest board) that if you like it / keep it, please buy it from Kevin.He does deserve it. I will also buy your book too, sounds interesting.Any estimated release date yet?

Hi alittlemore,… (love the screen name, BTW).

I’m about 1.5 years from publication, I’d estimate.


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