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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eddie and alex van halen speaking their native language (dutch)
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. To represent the path of progressions in his instrument designs, a Stealth-finished EVH Brand Wolfgang will also be included to represent his modern-day workhorse.
They attained the status of rock superstardom. Two brothers, born in Amsterdam in and , who became California based rockband Van Halen in Alex, born Alexander Arthur, plays the drums. His younger brother Eddie, born Edward Lodewijk, performs on guitar. Their life stage perfomances were dominated by the flamboyant, hypermasculine persona of frontman Roth and the innovative guitar playing of Eddie. He is generally considered to be one of the ten greatest rock guitarists of the world and by some to be second only to Jimi Hendrix.
For Eddie Van Halen , making music is all about having good ears and a talent for experimenting with guitars and amps to create just the right sound. His band recorded a live album -- its first with founding singer David Lee Roth -- in , and it's waiting for a release date. 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. He even holds patents on some inventions. Van Halen, it turns out, is a Dutch immigrant born in Amsterdam who came to the U.
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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. So, we still mentioned Amerindos.
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. He even holds patents on some inventions. Van Halen, it turns out, is a Dutch immigrant born in Amsterdam who came to the U. Many people just think he was born a rock star, he says. The Van Halens shared a house with three other families.
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