“Edward Van Halen: A Definitive Biography” Now In Stock & Shipping

Edward Van Halen: A Definitive BiographyA new, incredible Van Halen book has just been released and is now in stock & shipping at VanHalenStore.com – Edward Van Halen: A Definitive Biography.

This is it! The definitive and very detailed biography of the most famous and influential living guitarist. VanHalenStore.com proclaims this book to be one of the few MUST-HAVE books on Van Halen!

In July of 1984, Edward Van Halen was the most popular musician in the world in the most popular band in the world—the band that to this day bears his own surname. As a 12-year-old, author Kevin Dodds experienced his first Van Halen concert, and it changed his life.

In this biography, Dodds takes a comprehensive look at the life of Van Halen, examining Eddie’s early years growing up in the Netherlands; his life with his mother and musician father; the family’s immigration to the United States; his lifelong trials and tribulations; and his remarkable music career. For more than a year, Dodds delved into more than a thousand different sources to compile Edward Van Halen: A Definitive Biography, the story that captures the life of a man with complex personality and character traits whose life and times has played an important role in American cultural and musical history. Dodds has also woven his personal experiences with Van Halen into this story, providing a unique perspective in the field of rock-and-roll biographies.

Kevin Dodds has been an avid follower of Edward Van Halen’s career since 1979. Dodds is a writer, semi-pro guitarist, and rock and roll historian.

Softcover, 420 pages. Size is 6″ x 9″.

Order the book now at Van Halen Store for just $19.95 and save $5 off the list price (Guaranteed Lowest Price anywhere).

  • http://vhnd.com Full-Bug85

    Kick ass! Can’t wait to read this. Stocking stuffer before the big Christmas gift!

  • GottaLoveEddie

    Yes! Just got notification that my copy is on the way..can’t wait to read it! Anything “Eddie” is gonna be awesome! 😀

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P1d8BVvY-I&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active 5150

    This is on my christmas list. This book is definitetly “All about Eddie”!!

  • Musicalmike

    ……..and only 3 more days to “The Announcement”…… Boy, I`m excited!

  • mike

    yep, I remember the LAST fan written biography…remember Van Halen:101 ? I do,…a poorly written rehash of guitar world articles. Seems this book is just another tome written WITHOUT any direct coordination with Van Halen himself. Still waiting to see the authorized biography, written in cooperation with the man himself…otherwise it’s back to my stack of old guitar world mags…

  • Brian

    I got it on Kindle. Good book – not much new for hardcore VH fans, but brings together lots of information very nicely. For example, I’d not read the quotes from Val’s book.

  • SD


    I just got this book on Friday and I’ve read over 100 pages so far. I can tell you that it’s WAY better than “Van Halen 101” but I’ll admit that doesn’t say much, as “Van Halen 101” was poorly written.

    This book, on the other hand, is great. It’s well written and the author did a great job compiling pretty much EVERYTHING that is known about Eddie into this book. This is definitely not just a compiled from all Eddie’s Guitar mag interviews!

  • Halen High

    In this instance I concede – it is indeed, ‘all about Eddie’.

  • SCAR

    C’mon Wednesday!!!!! We are already in PARTY mode and the public has been warned!!!!!! Let the VH invasion begin!!!!!

  • http://vhnd.com 53 yr old fan

    exactly HalenHigh, there will be no books written about alex,mike, or dave. (crazy from the doesn’t count).

  • http://None Dirty Duck

    Crazy From The Heat is a great book….
    Well written, and full of great stories and humor.

  • KTC5150

    Good call, SCAR… This is Proper PR, let the giant wave of Van Halen wash over everybody like the Red Sea & then we can sit back & watch the results!!! MUAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  • freddiegirl

    Halen High-It’s ALWAYS about Eddie; don’t you know that by now?

    😀 😀 😀

  • Halen High

    freddiegirl – I love how much you love our Eddie – oh and I also love how cool you are 🙂

  • GG5150

    Just got started and it’s really good so far. It’s not a typical VH or rock book. It’s kewl. It’s all Eddie!

  • Shine On

    “Dodds delved into more than a thousand different sources to compile Edward Van Halen: A Definitive Biography”

    That’s a pretty impressive work ethic, Kevin, and hope you get well rewarded for it!

  • freddiegirl

    Halen High- <3!!!!

  • Lvhatrick

    I bought this book with the highest of hopes. It is a piece of trash by a fan who took a bunch of previously written articles/books and transcribed them. The Sammy Hagar bashing is sick and way out of line. It would be nice to have an unbiased history of the band for once.