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The definitive visual history of early Eddie Van Halen! This hardcover coffee table photo book is jam packed with classic and never before published photos! A MUST HAVE for Van Halen fans and guitarists alike!
One of the most revolutionary and influential players ever to pick up a guitar, Eddie Van Halen's music and technique continue to energize legions of fans and guitarists around the world. This book of photographs and text focuses on the innovative early years of the band Van Halen, when Eddie burst on the scene and changed the face of electric guitar-playing and melodic hard rock. Nearly 200 images of Eddie in action--both classic and never before seen--are complemented by text and testimony from famous guitarists, music writers, and many others. Also featuring a foreword by guitar legend Slash, this is the definitive visual history of classic Eddie Van Halen. (Note that all of the text and nearly all of the photos are exclusive to this book!)
Famous guitarists who contributed text: Angus Young, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Les Paul, Stave Vai, Joe Satriani, Nuno Bettencourt, Ritchie Blackmore, Gilby Clarke, Phil Collen, Billy Gibbons, Peter Frampton, Paul Gilbert, Allan Holdsworth, Scott Ian, Tony Iommi, Steve Lukather, Mick Mars, Ronnie Montrose, Gary Moore, Tom Morello, Dave Navarro, Rick Nielsen, Ted Nugent, Paul Stanley, Nancy Wilson, Zakk Wylde, Dweezil Zappa, and many others.
Van Halen insiders who contributed text: Eddie Anderson (director of security 1980-84), Pete Angelus (creative consultant, production/lighting designer), Marshall Berle (personal manager 1977-78), Bill Gazzarri (owner: Gazzarri's nighclub), Michael Karlin (Van Halen business manager, 1978-present), Jas Obrecht (editor: Guitar Player magazine), Patrick Whitley (production manager 1978-84) and Michael Anthony.
Neil Zlozower's rock photography spans more than 40 years and includes work with The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, AC/DC, and many others. From 1978 to 1984, Zlozower was the "fifth member of Van Halen," touring with and capturing images of the band during the David Lee Roth era.
Hardcover, 176 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, Nearly 200 color and b/w photographs.
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Awesome Is an understatement!
Location: Plainfield Illinois
Date: June 24, 2021
Pro shots of the King!! Excellent commentary it looks mint condition to me. I cannot wait till the next one comes out! A++++
Eddie coffe table book
Location: Mesquite, Nevada
Date: February 6, 2020
Love, love, love this book. The look and feel is awesome. The story is even better. This book stays out for everyone to see when they come over. My home is loaded with VanHalen stuff. All their albums are framed on my wall.
MY EDDIE VAN HALEN BLACK HIGH TOPS
Date: July 31, 2019
I LOVE MY EDDIE VAN HALEN BLACK 1978 HIGH TOPS MY WIFE BOUGHT ME!!!! 😎👍☝👏👋✋🖐🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🕶❤
Location: Puyallup, Washington
Date: November 21, 2017
The color in picture is so vivid and clear ,love seeing the older pics when he was a young man.. I have been a Evh fan since I was 12 .I'm 47 now I thoughtnid seen every picture of Ed printed man was I wrong plenty of never seen photos and info that was new and fresh to me.
Full of great photos, and stories, too!
Date: October 19, 2017
Besides the fantastic photos, which I knew it would have, I was happily surprised by the countless interesting quotes from all the famous guitarists ... all who share their own Eddie Van Halen stories. WELL worth the money! A perfect little (no, BIG!) book about Edward.