The first definitive biography of the ultimate American rock band How did a pair of little Dutch boys trained in classical music grow up to become the nucleus of the most popular heavy metal band of all time? What′s the secret behind Eddie Van Halen′s incredible fast and furious guitar solos? What makes David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar so wacky? And, are all those stories about groupies, booze bashes, and contract riders true? The naked truth is laid bare in Everybody Wants Some ––the real–life story of a rock ′n′ roll fantasy come true.
Ian Christe is the author of Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal and Everybody Wants Some: The Van Halen Saga. He was raised in the heavy metal hotbeds of New York, Germany, Switzerland, New Mexico, and Indiana.
He has been heard aloud since 2004 on Sirius XM's weekly heavy metal history show Bloody Roots, and he has appeared in numerous documentaries relating to hard rock and heavy metal.
He is also the publisher behind Bazillion Points Books, home to books for voracious readers including Murder in the Front Row, Touch and Go, Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries, Swedish Death Metal, Mellodrama: The Mellotron Movie, Once Upon a Nightwish, Hellbent for Cooking, Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside of AC/DC, and other deep music-related books and DVDs. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.