Greg Renoff Brings the Band from Pasadena to the Promised Land in “Van Halen Rising”

Dane Neal
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Van Halen may now be one of America’s all time best rock bands, may be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, may have launched a million great young guitar players and the next generation of strutting screaming front men…but how did it all start? Dr. Greg Renoff knows and he shares it all in his new book “Van Halen Rising…How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal”.

Hear Greg as he joins Dane Neal to share the trials, tribulations and ultimate triumphs of the band in its formative stages. Read as they faced the challenges of the changing music scene and the uphill climb to convince the music industry that their unique brand of skill, and showmanship combined with a pop friendly power, was the sound of Heavy Metal’s Salvation. We knew it when we heard it and now you can read the true story of the journey that made them much greater than the sum of their parts. Get Van Halen Rising at and book stores near you and for more information on author Greg Renoff go to


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