Greg Renoff, author of Van Halen Rising: How A Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal and Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer's Life In Music joins us to talk about David Lee Roth, Van Halen, Ted Templeman, and so much more. It's a wide-ranging conversation covering everything from the backyard parties that launched VH, Templeman's role with VH and so much great music, to the story behind the songwriting credits on "I'll Wait" from Van Halen's 1984 album. Plus, the acting stylings of Dave's dad, Dr. Roth! And...Tim Conway!
Greg Renoff was born in the Bronx, New York, and grew up in New Jersey. Renoff earned his Ph.D. in American history from Brandeis University and his writing has appeared in medium.com/cuepoint
, Guitar World, LA Weekly, and Vulture. He and his work have been profiled in Spin, Salon, Maxim, Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Magazine, Oklahoma Magazine, Yahoo Entertainment, and the Boston Herald. Greg lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma and enjoys connecting with readers via vanhalenrising.com
Greg Renoff's books are available online and at your favorite local bookstore.