PhD historian. | Multi-decade victim of @nyjets. | Author of Van Halen Rising & authorized autobiography of Grammy-winning superproducer Ted Templeman.

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Been enjoying the book Van Halen Rising by @GregRenoff. @cdmorrissette promoting the book on @PodcastWillRock finally won me over. My favorite line "Templeman says in the end, Sammy was a great singer but Dave was a great writer." Buy the book if you like Van Halen at all.
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New Van Halen inspired Gluten Free beer in Brazil. Might as well JUMP!!! @GregRenoff @ddunchained @WolfVanHalen
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I just tried to post the name of this Leslie West LP on IG and an auto reply informed me that my comment was hurtful and I should edit. LESLIE WEST himself NAMED THE ALBUM: The Great Fatsby 炉\_(銉)_/炉 open.spotify.com/track/1eKM9鈥
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Wolfie brings it! 馃馃徎 @MammothWVH at Franklin Music Hall.
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Greg, I was goin through my VANHALEN collectibles and found this, its 54 pages in all looks like a VH contract for a tour but not signed by anyone at end of contract.
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#VanHalen inspired bathroom, Easy Street Records, Seattle WA @GregRenoff
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Me: reading book on Led Zeppelin on 鉁堬笍 Guy next to me: 鈥淗ey, isn鈥檛 Led Zeppelin the band with the drummer with one arm?鈥 Me:
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.#ChineseSpyBalloon is trending so here is the Graf Zeppelin flying over Pyramids at Giza in 1931. Reportedly Jimmy Page loved photos of the Zeppelin over Egypt and took inspiration from them. 馃巿
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From what I understand, Jimmy Page went to Cairo in the summer of 77 after he saw old footage / photos of the Zeppelin airship flying above the pyramids.
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馃@cnn, in story on @OzzyOsbourne, credited DLR for writing my 馃摃 Van Halen Rising while retelling the 鈥淜rell 鉂勶笍 Wars鈥 story. My book, Ozzy, David Lee Roth, all in same sentence on CNN. Landmark moment for me - so I ain鈥檛 even mad they got authorship wrong! 馃ぃ
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OTD in 1977, Ted Templeman returned to Starwood Club with WBR CEO Mo Ostin in tow to see a band called Van Halen. Ted had quietly watched VH perform the night prior and loved band. On this second night, Mo & Ted offered VH WB recording contract. The rest is history.
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.@marshallberle made the call to Ted, telling him about VH. Ted has told me over & over that if pretty much anyone other than Marshall had tried to convince him to see VH, he would鈥檝e passed on going to club, but he knew Marshall had a eye and ear for talent. So he went.
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I vcr鈥檇 Guns N' Roses' 1988 concert at NYC's the Ritz when it was broadcast by @MTV - my buddies and I watched that tape over and over: great read via @matthewbwake metaledgemag.com/metal-wire/鈥
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Always enjoy talking all things @nyjets with Scott @Playlikeajet1#TakeFlight
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Yes, it's true, Van Halen used to play this disco classic at Gazzarri's on the Sunset Strip -- this when they would play five 45-min sets of Top 40 songs every night.
Get down tonight! Upgraded the home audio with this 1978 vintage Panasonic RS-808. Break out your dancing shoes and come and enjoy a little KC and the Sunshine Band with me on this grooviest of music machines. I do indeed love watching those VU meters boogie鈥 #8tracktapes
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