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July 15, 2016 at 9:37 am Quote #53822

ron
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[New book due next year]

Running with the Devil
Managing Van Halen Straight to the Top
by Noel Monk
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062474100
ISBN 10: 0062474103
Imprint: Dey Street Books
On Sale: 03/14/2017
Trimsize: 6 in (w) x 9 in (h) x 1.05 in (d)
Pages: 320
List Price: 26.99 USD


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July 15, 2016 at 10:16 am Quote #53824

Dutchie
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I’ll definitely be checking that one out. Should be full of never heard stories.

Will be up there with VHRising…


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July 16, 2016 at 2:07 am Quote #53831

thismusicsux
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ahhhhhhhh. finally!


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July 16, 2016 at 4:05 am Quote #53832

evhua
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awesome !!!


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July 16, 2016 at 10:50 pm Quote #53834

Revo11
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Damn, just missed it by two days on the release date.


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August 10, 2016 at 9:05 am Quote #53985

ron
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Looks like the title has been changed to:

Running with the Devil: A Backstage Pass to the Wild Times, Loud Rock, and the Down and Dirty Truth Behind the Rise of Van Halen


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August 19, 2016 at 12:15 pm Quote #54038

ron
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August 27, 2016 at 3:57 pm Quote #54105

ron
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Cover variation


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September 1, 2016 at 11:23 am Quote #54127

Mark
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This will be great.


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November 4, 2016 at 8:26 am Quote #54618

ron
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The manager who shepherded Van Halen from obscurity to rock stardom goes behind the scenes to tell the complete, unadulterated story of David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and the legendary band that changed rock music.

Van Halen’s rise in the 1980s was one of the most thrilling the music world had ever seen—their mythos an epic party, a sweaty, sexy, never-ending rock extravaganza. During this unparalleled run of success, debauchery, and drama, no one was closer to the band than Noel Monk. A man who’d worked with some of rock’s biggest and most notorious names, Monk spent seven years with Van Halen, serving first as their tour manger then as their personal manager until 1985, when both he and David Lee Roth exited as controversy, backstabbing, and disappointment consumed the band.

Throughout Van Halen’s meteoric rise and abrupt halt, this confidant, fixer, friend, and promoter saw it all and lived to tell. Now, for the first time, he shares the most outrageous escapades—from their coming of age to their most shocking behavior on the road; from Eddie’s courtship and high profile wedding to Valerie Bertinelli to the incredible drug use which would ultimately lead to everyone’s demise. Sharing never-before-told stories, Monk paints a compelling portrait of Eddie Van Halen, bringing into focus the unique combination of talent, vision, hardship, and naiveté that shaped one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time—and made him and his brother vulnerable to the trappings and failings of fame.

Illustrated with dozens of rare photographs from Monk’s vaults, Runnin’ with the Devil is manna from rock heaven no Van Halen fan can miss.


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November 4, 2016 at 10:10 am Quote #54621

guitard
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Noel Monk: the incredible drug use which would ultimately lead to everyone’s demise

As far as I know, everyone in the original band is still alive and well. In fact, they are surprisingly well these days. So the notion that drug use led to everyone’s demise is pure hyperbole.


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November 4, 2016 at 10:13 am Quote #54623

mcs5150
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guitard: As far as I know, everyone in the original band is still alive and well.In fact, they are surprisingly well these days.So the notion that drug use led to everyone’s demise is pure hyperbole.

It is not even hyperbole. It is flat-out wrong.


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November 4, 2016 at 5:39 pm Quote #54624

Cut2TheCrash
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guitard: Noel Monk: the incredible drug use which would ultimately lead to everyone’s demise

I think in this context he was using the word “demise” in place of the word break-up . That would be my guess


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November 4, 2016 at 6:11 pm Quote #54625

mcs5150
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Cut2TheCrash: I think in this context he was using the word “demise” in place of the word break-up . That would be my guess

If that was the case it would be the “band’s demise”. Demise in the sense it is used in the blurb (most likely not written by Monk) signifies death.


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November 4, 2016 at 7:35 pm Quote #54627

Gilligan
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Well, technically he said “everyone’s demise” so we are included in that as well. We’re all demised.


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