Unauthorized Eddie Van Halen biography

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Faber & Faber announced the release of an unauthorized biography of Eddie Van Halen titled “Eruption: The Eddie Van Halen Story”, written by Paul Branningan and it expected on September 23rd.

According to the press release the book tells the tale of Eddie “arriving in California as a young boy in the early 1960s. Edward Van Halen and his brother Alex were ripe for the coming musical revolution. The sons of a Dutch, saxophone-playing father, the brothers discovered The Beatles, Cream and others.

From the moment their hugely influential 1978 debut landed, Van Halen set a high bar for the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, creating an entirely new style of post-’60s hard rock and becoming the quintessential Californian band of the 1980s. But there was also an undercurrent of tragedy to their story, as Eddie’s struggles played out in public, from his difficult relationship with the band’s original singer, David Lee Roth, to substance abuse, divorce and his long-running battle with cancer.

With unique insights, Paul Brannigan’s “Eruption” reaches beyond the boundaries of a conventional rock biography to explore the cultural, political, and social contexts that shaped an icon while turning up the volume on a life lived in the fast lane.

Note that Eddie’s son Wolfgang posted about this book on his Twitter account with the remark “keyword: UNAUTHORIZED”.