Faber & Faber Acquires Biography Of Eddie Van Halen

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August 19, 2016 at 2:55 pm Quote #54043

ron
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Cut2TheCrash: My guess is they are talking about the Guitar Center Hollywood Rock Walk

I thought about that at first, but couldn’t find any evidence. Here’s a shot that shows EVH surrounded by Les Paul, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck. Steve Vai, and Steely Dan. I couldn’t find a shot that showed who is around the handprints of Slash. It’s possible they are referring to something other than the handprints too. Especially since Jimi’s handprints aren’t in the Rock Walk.

Also, Slash does have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which is separate.



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August 20, 2016 at 1:41 pm Quote #54047

kaloway
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Sounds like the author has their “facts” off. I went to the Smithsonian many times. They have the guitar, but never on display.


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August 20, 2016 at 6:25 pm Quote #54048

mcs5150
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kaloway: Sounds like the author has their “facts” off.I went to the Smithsonian many times.They have the guitar, but never on display.

In many cases it is not the author writing the blurb, but someone from the publishing company.


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August 21, 2016 at 3:45 am Quote #54049

Dutchie
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ron: I thought about that at first, but couldn’t find any evidence.Here’s a shot that shows EVH surrounded by Les Paul, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck. Steve Vai, and Steely Dan.I couldn’t find a shot that showed who is around the handprints of Slash.It’s possible they are referring to something other than the handprints too.Especially since Jimi’s handprints aren’t in the Rock Walk.
Also, Slash does have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which is separate.

Always loved the Steve Vai hand print… :) It explains why some of his licks are so hard.


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February 17, 2017 at 7:25 am Quote #55868

ron
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Not that I think it’ll actually release on this date, but Amazon.co.uk is listing this book for an early March release.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0571311466/


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June 15, 2017 at 4:24 pm Quote #56616

ron
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After trying to get my hands on a copy a couple of different times, I supposedly have one on the way. Since this hasn’t been released yet (as far as I can tell), it’ll be interesting to see what shows up. No idea why the multi-year delay on this…. I never got any word back from the various people I contacted about it, including the author himself.


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June 15, 2017 at 6:38 pm Quote #56617

mcs5150
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It looks like it is now being published by Da Capo Press. However, there is nothing listed on their website and Amazon has a release date of October, 2018.


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August 22, 2017 at 3:33 pm Quote #57042

Cut2TheCrash
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Ron did you ever get your copy ?

Looks like one copy is for sale in the UK for 461.97 pound or $592.98 , I wonder if its an advanced copy or what it really is
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eruption-Eddie-Van-Halen-Story/dp/030682342X/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444314226&sr=1-3&keywords=eddie+van+halen


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August 22, 2017 at 3:57 pm Quote #57045

ron
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Cut2TheCrash: Ron did you ever get your copy ?

Nope. The seller claimed that it had been sent, but was unable to provide a tracking number. After waiting for it for a month, I contacted them. They claimed it got lost in the mail and refunded my money.

It was supposed to be issued in digital form (Kindle) earlier this month, but once again, got pushed back without explanation. Dates now seem to be listed for Oct. 2018 (sigh)


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December 29, 2017 at 9:06 am Quote #57833

ron
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ron: It was supposed to be issued in digital form (Kindle) earlier this month, but once again, got pushed back without explanation.Dates now seem to be listed for Oct. 2018 (sigh)

I think it’s time to write this book off. Amazon has now pushed the release date (for the Kindle version) to December 31, 2019.


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January 2, 2018 at 7:56 pm Quote #57865

ron
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Well, since I can’t just let it go, I found a semi-recent interview with the author where he mentions the book.
https://metallicapodcast.podbean.com/e/brannigan/
Jump to the 37:30 mark.


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January 2, 2018 at 7:57 pm Quote #57866

ron
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ron: After trying to get my hands on a copy a couple of different times, I supposedly have one on the way.Since this hasn’t been released yet (as far as I can tell), it’ll be interesting to see what shows up.

…and now 6+ months later, I’m trying again. Have a supposed copy on the way, we’ll see what shows up.


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January 2, 2018 at 8:39 pm Quote #57867

Cut2TheCrash
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Ron let us know what comes of it , sounds like he liked Greg’s book as well .


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January 4, 2018 at 12:23 pm Quote #57876

Dave
(1978)

You’re very determined, Ron!


Stay Frosty


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February 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm Quote #58216

ron
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ron: …and now 6+ months later, I’m trying again.Have a supposed copy on the way, we’ll see what shows up.


…and after a month of waiting, nothing. So that’s two supposedly legit retailers that have tried to rip me off by selling me a book that doesn’t exist. Oh well, guess I’ll just have to continue waiting for a release date like everyone else.


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