“Runnin’ With The Devil” by Noel Monk
The Detroit Cast spoke with former Van Halen manager Noel Monk about his book “Runnin’ With The Devil: A Backstage Pass to the Wild Times, Loud Rock, and the Downright Dirty Truth Behind the Making of Van Halen,” covering the band’s early albums and tours. Monk, who shepherded Van Halen from obscurity to rock stardom, goes behind the scenes to tell the complete, unadulterated story of David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and the legendary band that changed rock music. Monk details the band’s business dealings, wild times, and inner conflicts. He tells many great inside stories about the band’s early days through their epic “1984” release.