Archive for the 'Books' Category

Noel Monk’s Van Halen Book

Runnin’ with the Devil: A Backstage Pass to the Wild Times, Loud Rock, and the Down and Dirty Truth Behind the Making of Van Halen “How I Made It: Bob Lefsetz went from failed music manager to one of the most influential voices in the industry” We put them in a movie. Then I was […]


I’m recovering from dental implant surgery. It was the back molar, there was an infection, despite having a root canal and so much invested in that tooth, and it had to be extracted and I was lucky the periodontist could do the implant at the same time, you never know, so it’ll be three months […]

The Force

It was a throwaway line, in a story about Jimmy Iovine. And then my inbox blew up. We’re led to believe that hype equals success, if the story’s in the news, all over the internet, then you’ve made it, but frequently that is not true, not only are so many of today’s stars turntable hits, […]

The Paul Anka Book

Success breeds access. You think it’s about the money, but really it’s about the power. Get in range of those who control the country and you realize what you want most is a seat at the table. Paul Anka got a seat at the table. He sent me a personal note, referenced my back trouble, […]