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David Lee Roth Predicted the Future

30 years ago, David Lee Roth made a prediction in a music video about what he’d look like and be up to in 2021. How close did he come? [https://www.vhnd.com/2021/02/17/when-david-lee-roth-predicted-2021-in-1991s-a-lil-aint-enough-video/] I think he (accidentally?) predicted everything he could possibly do to offend

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Have you ever met Eddie Van Halen?

I get this question about once a week, because I wrote this book [https://www.cjchilvers.com/the-van-halen-encyclopedia], so this will be the link I send everyone to in the future. Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Yeah, kind of. Once. Here’s the photo. I’m the one Alex Van

Have you ever met Eddie Van Halen?
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Review: Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer’s Life in Music

Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer’s Life in Music [https://amzn.to/2Lfskwu] by Greg Renoff is the rare, all-encompassing autobiography that never drags. Ted explains what it was like to work with Van Halen, Aerosmith, and The Doobie Brothers, and how he helped shape their songs and albums. Ted

Review: Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer’s Life in Music
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Digitizing My Van Halen Archives

I have boxes full of research from previous books and articles, especially from my days as a music journalist (I still own MusicJournalist.com if anyone is interested). I was putting off digitizing my mountains of articles, documents, letters, and manuscripts until I had a good high-speed scanner. It’s

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My Favorite Newsletter

As an evangelist for email newsletters, I'm often asked for examples of the best. The problem is, the best are often niche newsletters that only a few hundred or a few thousand specific readers care about...but they REALLY care about them. That's exactly where you want to be as

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Dave & Dave Unchained: Episode 9

I appeared on the latest episode of the Van Halen podcast Dave & Dave Unchained to discuss my 1999 book, The Van Halen Encyclopedia [https://www.cjchilvers.com/books]. Listen here [http://www.spreaker.com/show/dave-dave-unchained-van-halen-podcast] .

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Happy 60th Birthday, Edward Van Halen!

I’m now an official “contributing writer” to the Van Halen News Desk. Actually, I wrote this stuff 15 years ago in The Van Halen Encyclopedia [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A4153EI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00A4153EI&linkCode=as2&tag=cjchilvers-20&linkId=

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VHE Updates

I’ve started a twitter feed for my first book, The Van Halen Encyclopedia, currently being revised for its third edition. Follow @vhencyclopedia [http://twitter.com/#!/vhencyclopedia] for updates, insider info and news on future versions of the book.