Eddie Van Halen Photo Book Coming in June
Titled simply Edward Van Halen by Ross Halfin, the souvenir is available for pre-order now in four editions priced between $124 (£89) and $1,528 (£1,100). Pictures range from Van Halen’s first tour of the U.K. through their Sammy Hagar era.
Rufus Publications describes Edward Van Halen by Ross Halfin as "a 356-page celebration of rock’s iconic guitar player, a man who changed the way rock music would be played forever,” in a statement on the sales site. “This extensive photo book features many classic and unseen shots chosen by Ross from his personal archive. ... Respected journalist Mark Blake provides a career essay on Van Halen's hugely successful career.”
In the foreword, Iommi writes: “[Black] Sabbath were making the Cross Purposes album, and we were doing a song called ‘Evil Eye.’ I suggested Eddie have a go. He played it with us and started doing all the guitar parts and solos. I still have a recording of it somewhere, which we may put out at some point in the future.”
Edward Van Halen by Ross Halfin is due in June. The higher-priced versions come with lenticular cover and a guitar-shaped slipcase. The most expensive edition, a signed-and-numbered book from the first of the run, already sold.
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