“Without a doubt, Eddie Van Halen is the greatest guitar player who has ever lived.”—Zakk Wylde
Van Halen is as American as apple pie, Ford Mustangs, and fake breasts. However, underneath all the fun and flash is one of the most important and influential, soulful and successful bands in history. With their explosive 1978 debut, they changed the face of rock. As of 2005, they have earned a dozen consecutive multi-Platinum albums with sales reaching in excess of 75 million copies worldwide.
Van Halen 101 is a comprehensive guide to the amazing history, music, impact and influence of the Mighty VH. No hype, no b.s., just the facts. Includes a Foreword by Brian May of Queen and a tribute to Edward Van Halen by over 100 of the world's greatest musicians! From Allan Holdsworth and Steve Vai to James Hetfield and Zakk Wylde, all the greats came forward to personally share their thoughts, memories and stories about the man simply known as "King Edward."
“I liked what I read a lot. This book is a labor of love and all true VH fans will love it.”—Alan Paul, Guitar World (Sept 2005)
"A comprehensive guide written in an extremely conversational tone. Sanchez is a great raconteur." -- Chris O'Byrne, Guitar One (May 2006)
"Essential for any serious Van Halen fan." -- Martin Popoff, Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles (Jan/Feb 2006)
"You can't go wrong with this killer crash course on the band." -- Jude Gold, Guitar Player (Jan 2006)
"The exhaustive artist tributes make Van Halen 101 stand out from the pack." -- Greg Prato, Classic Rock (Jan 2006)
"All told, Van Halen 101 is a terrific encapsulation of Van Halen's storied music career." -- Ken Sharp, FM Quarterback (October 2005)