There is a new book coming from PhD historian, Greg Renoff.  The topic is Van Halen and how it all began.  Renoff started the process in 2011 and interviewed 200 people, including former Van Halen bassist, Michael Anthony.  One of my all time favourite bands, I was excited to talk at length about Van Halen Rising –  How A Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal.    https://soundcloud.com/darrenmcpeake/van-halen-rising-author-greg-renoff-talks-to-darren-mcpeake

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