The Resource Runnin' with the devil : a backstage pass to the wild times, loud rock, and the down and dirty truth behind the making of Van Halen, Noel E. Monk ; with Joe Layden

Runnin' with the devil : a backstage pass to the wild times, loud rock, and the down and dirty truth behind the making of Van Halen, Noel E. Monk ; with Joe Layden

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Runnin' with the devil : a backstage pass to the wild times, loud rock, and the down and dirty truth behind the making of Van Halen
Title
Runnin' with the devil
Title remainder
a backstage pass to the wild times, loud rock, and the down and dirty truth behind the making of Van Halen
Statement of responsibility
Noel E. Monk ; with Joe Layden
Title variation
Running with the devil
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Language
eng
Summary
"Beginning in 1978, Van Halen's rise was one of the most thrilling the rock world had ever seen--their mythos an epic party with a sweaty, sexy, finger-tapping guitar solo as an encore. During this infamous run of success, debauchery, and drama, few people were closer to the band than their manager, 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 initially as their tour manager then as their personal manager until 1985, when he and David Lee Roth exited as controversy, infighting, and egos consumed the band. Now, for the first time, Monk shares his side of the band's rapid ascent and abrupt halt, both of which left rock music forever changed. During his time behind the scenes, he saw it all and lived to tell the tale, helping the band grow from club-performing novices to hardened veterans who sold out stadiums. Lifting back the curtain on one of the great untold stories of rock music, Monk details the most outrageous escapades from his time as confidant, fixer, and promoter--from hotel room destruction to outrageous backstage behavior to Eddie Van Halen's high-profile marriage to Valerie Bertinelli to the incredible drug use and drinking that would ultimately fuel the conflict between the band members. More than just presenting a portrait of sex and drugs--though there's plenty of both--Monk goes behind the legend of Eddie Van Halen, bringing into focus the unique combination of talent, vision, hardship, and naiveté that not only shaped one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time, but also made him vulnerable to the trappings of fame. Monk also sheds light on a breakup long shrouded in rumor and animosity, telling the story of David Lee Roth's departure as he saw it and explaining how a band at the height of their powers found themselves struggling in vain to hold it all together. Complete with sixteen pages of never-before-seen photos of life with the band, Runnin' with the Devil offers Monk's backstage view of Van Halen's journey from obscurity to headliners, only to watch it all fall apart. Messy, loud, and most of all fun, this is a look inside Van Halen unlike any you've ever seen."--Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092/2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Runnin' with the devil : a backstage pass to the wild times, loud rock, and the down and dirty truth behind the making of Van Halen, Noel E. Monk ; with Joe Layden
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Runnin' with the devil : a backstage pass to the wild times, loud rock, and the down and dirty truth behind the making of Van Halen, Noel E. Monk ; with Joe Layden
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
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Contents
Prologue : 1982 -- We got them for a steal -- Van Halen unleashed -- The road life -- M&Ms and guacamole -- There's no place like home -- How do you lose a rock star? (You get him really high--the rest takes care of itself) -- How Van Halen's hard work and high times were chronicled -- Dumpster divin' & chart climbin' -- Where the hell is Van Halen? -- The bootleg wars -- The girl next door -- Payola? I hardly know her! -- The Midas touch -- No problems (okay, maybe a few) -- 1984 -- Go ask Alex -- The long goodbye -- The writing on the wall -- Epilogue
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24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062474100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), colour portraits
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(OCoLC)952207122

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