Everybody Wants Some: The Van Halen Saga by Ian ChristeThe first definitive biography of the ultimate American rock bandHow did a pair of little Dutch boys trained in classical music grow up to become the nucleus of the most popular heavy metal band of all time? Whats the secret behind Eddie Van Halens incredible fast and furious guitar solos? What makes David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar so wacky? And, are all those stories about groupies, booze bashes, and contract riders true? The naked truth is laid bare in Everybody Wants Some--the real-life story of a rock n roll fantasy come true.
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Van Halen revealed in an interview that he has never been able to read music. Instead, he learned from watching and listening. During recitals of Bach or Mozart, he would improvise. From through , he won first place in the annual piano competition held at Long Beach City College. Van Halen's view was, "What? I thought I was playing it correctly!
The Dutch immigrant and naturalized U. The Feb. The event video may be accessed Feb. Best known as the lead guitarist and co-founder of Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen is recognized for his innovative performance and recording styles, two-hand tapping, scorching solos and energetic concerts. Van Halen has invented guitar technology, technique and instruments that have redefined how the guitar is played and heard. This is the guitar that changed the guitar world in when Van Halen cross-pollinated Gibson electronics with Fender body and neck designs.
They attained the status of rock superstardom., On Thursday, Eddie Van Halen is visiting the Smithsonian for a sold-out event to donate some instruments to the National Museum of American History and to discuss making music and his innovative guitar and amp designs.
A Dutch immigrant and naturalized U. He'll also answer the question, "Is rock and roll about reinvention? Though the event is sold out, it can be seen on February 13 at www. As probably every guitarist knows, Eddie is among the great modern pioneers of the instrument. A self-taught inventor, he has developed guitar technology, technique and instruments that have redefined how the guitar is played and heard. His company, EVH, is known for its innovative approach to guitars, amplification, pickups and accessories, all of which draw from Eddie's own experience and preferences. For the event, Eddie and Fender Musical Instruments Corporation will donate a master-built replica of his famous white-with-black-stripes Stratocaster-style guitar, which he built himself and used when Van Halen first broke through to fame in
Guitar god Eddie Van Halen has sold millions of albums with his eponymous band, performed with legends such as Michael Jackson and won accolades galore, including Grammys and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Not bad for a guy who came to America as a child not speaking a word of English. Answer: It is probably one of the biggest honors you can get. This is the history of the country. To be recognized as a someone who has contributed to American music, especially being an immigrant, is a hell of an honor. What does being American mean to you?
Preface Because of their specific historical background some used terms in this article need to be explained. In the former colony Netherlands Indies now Indonesia people of mixed dutch and indigenous descent were called Indo-Europeans, often briefly called Indos and in English usually named Eurasians. Among Indos in the United States Indo-Dutch is a usual term to indicate to Americans their identity and ethnic background. A recent other term for Indos is Amerindo. We noticed this new term is not embraced by everyone within the Indo community in the USA. At this moment we have not finished the discussion.