TONECHASER – Understanding Edward: My 26-Year Journey with Edward Van Halen

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February 4, 2022 at 10:11 am Quote #65156

ron
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TONECHASER – Understanding Edward: My 26-Year Journey with Edward Van Halen

Steven Rosen
Friday, February 4, 2022 at 7:10 AM

Hey, Van Halen collectors: Hope you’re all good. I wanted to tell everybody, I finished my book about my longtime friendship with Edward. Titled TONECHASER – Understanding Edward: My 26-Year Journey with Edward Van Halen, the 400-500 page hardback traces my friendship with the guitar player from 1977 through 2003. If you’re interested in obtaining a copy, please send $35 for the book and $12 for shipping (U.S. fans) to my PayPal: scrosen@sbcglobal.net. For European fans, please send $35 for the book and $40 for shipping to my PayPal: scrosen@sbcglobal.net. EVERYBODY REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR ADDRESS! I hope to have the book in your hands around May/June. Thanks so much.

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New EDDIE VAN HALEN Book ‘Tonechaser – Understanding Edward: My 26-Year Journey With Edward Van Halen’ Due In The Spring
February 3, 2022

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Longtime and esteemed rock journalist Steve Rosen has finally completed writing the long-anticipated book about his unique friendship with Edward Van Halen. The book is titled “Tonechaser – Understanding Edward: My 26-Year Journey With Edward Van Halen” and chronicles the writer’s relationship with the late, great iconic guitar player beginning in 1977 and going through 2003.

“Tonechaser” is described in a press release as “an honest and up-close look at what it was like to be friends with the greatest guitar player on the planet.”

The book is now available for pre-orders.

The cost of the book is $35.00 plus $12.00 shipping for a total of $47.00 for U.S. residents.

If you’re interested in having a copy, please send $47.00 to this PayPal address: scrosen@sbcglobal.net. Include your address.

International fans interested in obtaining “Tonechaser” can contact the author at this email for shipping information: scrosen@sbcglobal.net.

Rosen’s lengthy friendship allowed him a front-row seat into the life of Edward Van Halen. The author writes about spending time with Edward; jamming with him (unbelievably!); introducing him to Ritchie Blackmore, Billy Gibbons and Les Paul; attending NAMM Shows with him; buying him a set of guitar strings; and sharing moments with the guitarist that were both dark and ebullient.

Rosen began writing the book on August 24 — the author’s birthday — of 2020, some six weeks prior to Edward’s passing.

“I was supposed to write Edward’s authorized biography back in the mid-’80s but that book never happened,” Rosen explained. “At that point, I put to rest the idea of ever writing a book about my friendship with him. Then in 2020, I thought about my relationship with him and I was just moved to begin writing. I didn’t know where I was going or where it would take me but I wrote every day for over a year and it was the hardest stuff I’d ever written. I finally finished the book around October 2021 and felt a great release. I was really proud of what I’d accomplished and I wanted fans to read and share in what I’d experienced in my friendship with Edward.”

The book is a hardcover with a 6″x9″ format and will run somewhere between 400-500 pages. There are some very cool black-and-white photos inside. The cover was shot by legendary VAN HALEN photographer Neil Zlozower.

The book was under the art direction of Daniel Gray who recently worked on an upcoming Zlozower color photo book titled “Ed By Zloz”.

“Tonechaser – Understanding Edward: My 26-Year Journey With Edward Van Halen” should be ready to mail out sometime in April or May.

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February 6, 2022 at 3:30 pm Quote #65161

PT5150
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I am keen for this book but not the $60 postage to Australia and with his vague description of the book being between 400-500 pages and taking payments now when the book is not out until April or May I think I’ll wait until various book outlets are selling it.


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 6, 2022 at 3:43 pm Quote #65162

ron
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PT5150: I think I’ll wait until various book outlets are selling it.



Not sure that will happen. The book is being self-published. Because of that, I don’t think it’ll find its way onto book shelves unless it becomes a hit and a regular publisher picks it up.

I’d say, wait for those that have pre-ordered to get it and review it before deciding if it’s worth the postage.


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February 6, 2022 at 4:03 pm Quote #65163

PT5150
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Yeah your right Ron…. I might even get someone in the US to buy one and send it over.. $60 for postage seems way too high..


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 12, 2022 at 5:36 am Quote #65172

Dutchie
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Steve talking about his book with Johnny Beane…



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February 13, 2022 at 11:09 am Quote #65173

Vince G.
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I’m in. I’ll be buying me a copy.


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April 13, 2022 at 7:18 pm Quote #65328

mrmojohalen
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Has anyone here ordered this yet ?


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


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April 13, 2022 at 8:38 pm Quote #65332

ron
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mrmojohalen: Has anyone here ordered this yet ?



Yes, I ordered a copy. I haven’t heard anything about a ship date yet.


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April 16, 2022 at 4:58 pm Quote #65352

Vince G.
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Same. Not a word yet.


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April 17, 2022 at 9:54 pm Quote #65357

Vince G.
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I paid thru PayPal and there’s an option available to send him a message. I sent him one asking about an update as to its release and haven’t heard back from him yet.


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April 18, 2022 at 9:35 am Quote #65360

PT5150
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Last time I spoke to Steve on messenger he expects the book to be ready mid to late June.


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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