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A new Eddie Van Halen book is set for release next month based on hours of archival interviews that explore the late guitar icon’s life and career.

Due out October 5, Eruption: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen is by music journalists Brad Tolinski and Chris Gill. Per the book’s synopsis, the book “…is based on more than 50+ hours of unreleased interviews they recorded with Eddie Van Halen over the years, most of them conducted at the legendary 5150 studios at  Ed’s home in Los Angeles. The heart of ‘Eruption’ is drawn from these intimate and wide-ranging talks, as well as conversations with family, friends, and colleagues.”

The synopsis also states, “In addition to discussing his greatest triumphs as a groundbreaking musician, including an unprecedented dive into Van Halen’s masterpiece ‘1984,’ the book also takes an unflinching look at Edward’s early struggles as a young Dutch immigrant unable to speak the English language, which resulted in lifelong issues with social anxiety and substance abuse. ‘Eruption: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen’ also examines his brilliance as an inventor who changed the face of guitar manufacturing.”

Eruption: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen is currently available for pre-order at Amazon.

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