Runnin' with the devil : a backstage pass to the wild times, loud rock, and the down and dirty truth behind the making of Van Halen
Title
Runnin' with the devil : a backstage pass to the wild times, loud rock, and the down and dirty truth behind the making of Van Halen

Author
Monk, Noel E. author.

ISBN
9780062474100

Edition
First edition.

Physical Description
342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

Contents
Prologue : 1982 -- We got them for a steal -- Van Halen unleashed -- The road life -- M&Ms and guacamole -- There's no place like home -- How do you lose a rock star? (You get him really high--the rest takes care of itself) -- How Van Halen's hard work and high times were chronicled -- Dumpster divin' & chart climbin' -- Where the hell is Van Halen? -- The bootleg wars -- The girl next door -- Payola? I hardly know her! -- The Midas touch -- No problems (okay, maybe a few) -- 1984 -- Go ask Alex -- The long goodbye -- The writing on the wall -- Epilogue.

Corporate Subject
Van Halen (Musical group)

Subject Term
Rock groups -- United States -- Biography.

Genre
Biographies

Added Author
Layden, Joseph, 1959-

Summary
Beginning in 1978, Van Halen's rise was one of the most thrilling the rock world had ever seen. During this infamous run of success, debauchery, and drama, few people were closer to the band than Monk, their manager. He spent seven years with Van Halen, serving initially as their tour manager then as their personal manager until 1985, when he and David Lee Roth exited as controversy, infighting, and egos consumed the band. Now Monk details the hotel room destruction, the outrageous backstage behavior, and the incredible drug use and drinking that would ultimately fuel the conflict between the band members.


LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)Book782.42166 MON11Nonfiction Collection
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)Book782.42166 MON11Nonfiction Collection