Precisely one 12 months in the past at this time, because the world discovered of the tragic passing of Eddie Van Halen, senior author Michael Christopher was fast to eulogize the iconic musician with a tribute piece in Vanyaland. Now, a 12 months on from Van Halen’s demise, Christopher has gone deeper in exploring the guitarist and his band’s affect and influence with a brand new 264-page e-book, Van Halen: The Eruption and the Aftershock, printed today (October 6) by Backbeat Books.
To honor the event and mark the e-book’s launch, Christopher will maintain court docket this night with a book signing and discussion at Chelsea Station Restaurant Bar & Lounge in Chelsea. He’ll be joined in dialog with Light of Day Records founder Chris Antonowich, and the Jamaica Plan label and file retailer co-hosts the night with a pop-up store. Van Halen-themed cocktails are on the menu, and Van Halen will probably be pumped by the audio system.
The panorama of Van Halen books is crowded for positive, however Christopher’s addition is a welcome one. Following final 12 months’s publication of Depeche Mode FAQ: All That’s Left to Know In regards to the World’s Most interesting Synth-Pop Band, Christopher’s Van Halen: The Eruption and the Aftershock options contributions from enter from Black Sabbath, Alice in Chains, Velvet Revolver, Pantera, RATT, and others, with never-before-seen photographs and beforehand unpublished interviews with Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, and Massachusetts’ personal Gary Cherone.
“This e-book has been ardour venture from the start, and also you’ll be arduous pressed to seek out one other author who has coated Van Halen so comprehensively over time and with such reverence,” says Christopher. “However after the passing of Eddie Van Halen, the news cycle finally moved on. Because it says within the introduction, I wasn’t able to, and felt like there was nonetheless a lot to say, not simply from myself, however the followers, musicians, and so, so many extra who’ve been affected by Van Halen.”
‘VAN HALEN: THE ERUPTION AND THE AFTERSHOCK’ BOOK DISCUSSION AND SIGNING :: Wednesday, October 6 at Chelsea Station Restaurant Bar & Lounge, 105 Everett Ave. in Chelsea, MA :: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., , all ages, free with RSVP via EventBrite :: Backbeat Books page
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