Legendary rock photographer Neil Zlozower’s second Van Halen hardcover coffee table photo book, Eddie Van Halen, was released today! Once again Van Halen Store is the exclusive retailer of autographed copies, signed by the author himself, at no additional charge. SIGNED copies ship next week, while UNsigned copies are in stock and shipping now.
The definitive visual history of early Eddie Van Halen! This hardcover 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.
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, Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Motorhead, Tom Waits, Slipknot, 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.
t42design yet again collaborated with Neil Zlozower on this great book. The Los Angeles based design firm not only art directed and designed the book but also edited and selected most of the photos in collaboration with Matt Bruck and Zloz. The entire process took about one year. An interesting side note: While presenting the final layouts to Eddie, he in fact made Tom Jermann (the firm’s art director) only switch out one single photo. Apparently, the collaboration was very smooth. t42design was also responsible for the Van Halen book a few years ago amongst many others.
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