Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Eruption: The Eddie Van Halen Story
Foyalty 51

Eruption: The Eddie Van Halen Story (Paperback)

£16.99
Pre-order for despatch on publication.

Synopsis

By 1978, rock'n'roll was dead in America. Led Zeppelin had played their final US concerts, Aerosmith were falling apart, Alice Cooper had checked himself into a sanitarium and Lynyrd Skynyrd had been ripped apart by a tragic plane crash. Disco ruled the airwaves, singer-songwriters dominated the live circuit and New Wave was being touted as music's Next Big Thing. Until one man and his guitar changed everything...Put simply, Eddie Van Halen is the most influential guitarist since Jimi Hendrix, his incendiary playing transforming a Pasadena covers band into one of the world's best-known groups. Just as The Beach Boys sound tracked American adolescence in the 1960s, and The Eagles the '70s, the 1980s belonged to Van Halen, with the Californian quartet delivering a string of multi-platinum albums which fuelled a new rock revolution. Today Eddie Van Halen has a plaque on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame (located between Jimi Hendrix and Slash) and one of his iconic, homemade guitars is on display in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.

And yet, despite his band racking up in excess of 80 million album sales worldwide the guitarist once described himself to writer Paul Brannigan as 'the most insecure fuck you'll ever meet in your life'. There is much the world does not yet know about the complicated, reclusive guitar hero. Drawing upon first-hand interviews with Eddie and those closest to him, Eruption will reveal his full, extraordinary story for the first time, and his band's pivotal role in shaping the future of American music.

Music & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresHeavy Metal musicMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresIndividual composers & musicians, specific bands & groupsMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresRock & Pop music Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 07/10/2021 ISBN-13: 9780571311460  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Pre-order for despatch on publication. Pre-Order

A former editor of Kerrang!, Paul Brannigan is the author of Sunday Times bestseller This Is A Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl and Thinking Out Loud: The Wit and Wisdom of Lemmy. Along with Ian Winwood he also wrote the acclaimed two volume biography of Metallica, Birth School Metallica Death (a Sunday Times, Independent and NME best music book of 2013) and Into The Black: The Inside Story of Metallica 1991-2014.

More books by Paul Brannigan

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.
 

For last posting dates for Christmas 2020 please click here for further information. 
 

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
Free UK Standard Delivery on Orders Over £25 (2nd Class)     3-5 Days
UK Standard Delivery (2nd Class) £2.99 £0.00 3-5 Days
UK 1st Class Delivery £3.99 £0.00 1-2 Days

Click & Collect / 
Delivery to a Foyles Bookshop

Click here for further information on Click & Collect during lockdown

Free Free From 2 hours - Individual item delivery times given at checkout
UK Courier* £7.95 £0.00 1 Working Day
Western Europe**Airmail £9.00 £1.00 7-8 Days
Rest of World Airmail £12.50 £1.00 7-10 Days

* For courier service please contact the Charing Cross Road store

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Click and Collect is available for all our shops; collection times will vary depending on availability of items. Individual despatch times for each item will be given at checkout.

Delivery Help & FAQs
 

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.
 

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Insomnia
(Hardback)
Robbie Robertson
 
 
£20.00
 
Confess: 'Rob Halford led Judas...
(Paperback)
Rob Halford
 
 
£9.99
 
The Art of Pink Floyd The Wall
(Hardback)
Gerald Scarfe
 
 
£150.00
 
The Monkees: From Reel to Real
(Hardback)
Henry Diltz; Harvey Kubernik; Gary...
 
 
£50.00
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close