Author/rock ‘n’ roll historian Susan Masino shared her memories of Eddie Van Halen in an exclusive interview with the Van Halen News Desk.
“When I heard the first couple of seconds on that turntable it was like putting on a pair or rose colored glasses,” said Masino, who was working for the Emerald City Chronicle in Madison, Wisconsin in early 1978 when her editor-in-chief played a copy of a red five-song vinyl promo sampler of Van Halen’s debut album. “The world wasn’t the same tint anymore.”
Soon after, Masino had the opportunity to attend Van Halen’s third and fourth shows during their first world tour. She also got to hang out and party with the band during their infamous stay at Madison’s Sheraton Inn. You can read Masino’s detailed account of the entire experience as told to us HERE.
The Van Halen News Desk‘s Eric Senich caught up with Masino to get her thoughts on the passing of Eddie Van Halen and how she believes she received a visit from Eddie’s spirit just a few days before he passed.
Below is the entire interview:
ABOUT SUSAN MASINO:
Susan Masino has been a rock journalist for over thirty years, and has written six books, created and hosted the 94.1 JJO Local Stage radio show from 1997-2004, and produced 8 local music compilation CDs. Masino also appears in the Van Halen DVD, The Early Years, and Let There Be Rock-The Movie. Her book The Story of AC/DC-Let There Be Rock is now published in 11 languages.
Most of her life Masino has been interested in the paranormal, culminating in a self-published book entitled, The Secrets of the Universe. Over the past 10 years, she has investigated, reported on and experienced the paranormal, and is regularly interviewed by the paranormal media. Including appearances on Coast To Coast AM, Joel’s Sturgis’ After Hours AM and George Noory’s TV show, Beyond Belief.
Masino just released her latest book, The Story of AC/DC-Let There Be Rock (Updated Edition). All six of her books are available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Halleonard.
Masino has also taught a 6-week Continuing Education class, The History of Rock and Roll, and a 3-week Continuing Education class on Rock ‘n’ Roll Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Find out more about Susan Masino through her official website HERE.