In “Eruption: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen”, Tolinski gets up close and personal with the legendary guitarist, delving deep into his creative process, discussing in detail his groundbreaking guitar playing techniques, and sharing never-before-told stories about his life and music. Packed with exclusive photographs and featuring a foreword by David Lee Roth, this book is a must-have for any fan of classic rock.
For who is this book for ?
This book is a must-have for any fan of classic rock. It gets up close and personal with legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen, delving deep into his creative process, discussing in detail his groundbreaking guitar playing techniques, and sharing never-before-told stories about his life and music.
- The author gets up close and personal with the legendary guitarist.
- The book is packed with exclusive photographs.
- The foreword by David Lee Roth is very interesting to read.
- The author Brad Tolinski does not play the guitar and is not a musician so he cannot critique or analyze Eddie’s techniques as well as someone who can.
- The book lacks pictures of Eddie playing which would have been nice to see.
- There are no tabs or music notation included in the book
Learn more about the author
Brad Tolinski is the editorial director of Guitar World magazine and a former editor-in-chief ofBlender. He has also written for Rolling Stone, Spin, and other publications. Pete Prown is a contributing editor to Guitar World, an author and authority on the history.
“I’m not a guitar player, but even I could appreciate this book. It gives great insight into who Eddie Van Halen is as a person and musician. If you are a fan of his or just classic rock in general, you need to read this.”
“A fantastic read for any Van Halen fan… Brad Tolinski has done an amazing job of capturing the essence of Eddie as a person and guitarist.”
“Eruption is a great read for any fan of Van Halen, guitar gods or music in general. Brad Tolinski does an excellent job getting Eddie to open up about his life and motivations as a musician. The level of detail and insight into the creative process that Tolinski was able to evoke from Eddie is unparalleled.”
“Eruption is an excellent book! Brad Tolinski did a superb job interviewing Eddie Van Halen and getting him to share personal stories as well as discuss his guitar playing techniques. The photos are great too. This is a must-read for any fan of classic rock.”