The Van Halen That I Knew

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December 15, 2022 at 9:36 am Quote #66042

ron
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The Van Halen That I Knew

Per author John Stix: These are my interviews with Ed, exploring Van Halen through Balance. Plus additional conversations with Dave, Sammy, Alex and Michael.

Eddie was warm and kind and nice, and he made you feel special when you were around him. At our first meeting, during Van Halen’s debut tour with Montrose and Journey, Ed said to me, “I’m not a rock star.” And as long as I’ve known him, he never acted like one. I always felt that if my mom (or his mom) walked in the room with us, he would stand up.

How normal was he? Once when the band was headlining at Nassau Coliseum, we took a break from talking music because he needed me to help him build a guitar from scratch so he could play it that night!

He was also a once-in-a-generation talent. Though he would tell you he was influenced by Clapton in Cream, he was not a branch off some other root. Like Hendrix, Van Halen was his own tree, from which many branches would spring. As a music geek it was an honor to spend so much time with him over a period of years. He will be missed but his guitar playing will light up the sky for generations to come.

Print length: 196 pages
Language: English
Publication date: December 5, 2022
Dimensions: 6 x 0.45 x 9 inches
ISBN-13: 979-8367106282
Paperback: $14.99



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December 15, 2022 at 12:31 pm Quote #66046

ffoner
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Hi Ron, where can we buy this?

I don’t see it on Amazon. Thanks!


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December 15, 2022 at 12:35 pm Quote #66047

wjamflan
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ffoner: Hi Ron, where can we buy this?

I don’t see it on Amazon. Thanks!

The Van Halen That I Knew

I just bought it Greg. Should still be there.


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


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December 15, 2022 at 12:35 pm Quote #66048

dand363
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Greg, I just searched “van halen stix” under books on Amazon.com and found it. Try that.


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December 15, 2022 at 12:44 pm Quote #66049

ffoner
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dand363: Greg, I just searched “van halen stix” under books on Amazon.com and found it. Try that.

Thanks Dan!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BP9T3ZC9?ref_=cm_sw_r_apin_dp_7DX3EXZ03HCQR79J6GVR


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December 15, 2022 at 1:24 pm Quote #66050

ron
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ffoner: Hi Ron, where can we buy this?
I don’t see it on Amazon. Thanks!


I saw it on Amazon and B&N this morning.


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December 15, 2022 at 1:28 pm Quote #66051

dand363
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ffoner: Thanks Dan!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BP9T3ZC9?ref_=cm_sw_r_apin_dp_7DX3EXZ03HCQR79J6GVR

No problem Greg, and thanks Ron for bringing this to our attention. I have one on order and it should arrive in time for Xmas. :)


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December 15, 2022 at 11:00 pm Quote #66055

mrmojohalen
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Awesome !! John Stix interviews were always a good read. 8)


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


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December 16, 2022 at 3:32 am Quote #66056

Bram5150
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Ordered. Let’s see how long it takes to The Netherlands.
Thanks for bringing this up.


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December 16, 2022 at 8:15 am Quote #66058

ron
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Bram5150: Ordered. Let’s see how long it takes to The Netherlands. Thanks for bringing this up.


Hopefully you ordered it from an Amazon that’s close to you, https://www.amazon.nl/Van-Halen-That-Knew/dp/B0BP41DSK1/


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December 16, 2022 at 6:35 pm Quote #66062

unchainedheart
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Thanks Ron i will get this book too.


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December 19, 2022 at 2:40 am Quote #66080

Bram5150
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ETA Wednesday, January 4


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December 28, 2022 at 7:55 pm Quote #66091

mrmojohalen
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Got mine today after a 4 day winter storm delay.

Looks like an easy read with a larger type face.


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


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