Exclusive: Legendary rock photographer Neil Zlozower reveals to the Van Halen News Desk that he’s started work on a new Van Halen coffee table photo book! The upcoming book will be his second on Eddie Van Halen.
Zloz tells VHND that he’s been raiding his extensive photo vault for never-before-seen shots of “Father Ed” that have never been published, and adding behind-the-scenes into and stories from the man/lunatic who shot so many of the most iconic Van Halen photos
This will be an incredible visual history of Eddie Van Halen. This hardcover photo book will be jam packed with classic and never before published photos from 1978-1984. Due to be published in late 2021.
In the meantime, VanHalenStore.com does have some copies left of his only two books published so far, but in VERY limited supply. Both are permanently out of print, and are valuable collector’s items. Used copies usually go for hundreds of dollars. Fans can purchase Zlozower’s Van Halen and Eddie Van Halen at VanHalenStore.com.
From 1978 to 1984, legendary rock photographer Neil Zlozower was the “fifth member of Van Halen,” touring, partying with, and capturing images of the band during the David Lee Roth era, a time when the band was at the height of its powers. His photos capture the all-out, spandexed, high-kicking, high-energy, blazing glory and backstage antics of the band as they became legends, and helped solidify their image as the ultimate rock and roll party band.
As part of Van Halen’s entourage, “Zloz”, toured America with Van Halen, becoming their primary photographer. He was their friend who had the intimate access to the band that no one else had. Whether on the stage of a football stadium, poolside at a Holiday Inn or at Dave’s dad’s house, Neil and his camera were there and in everyone’s face. He is also one of rock’s most notorious and prolific photographers. His work has appeared in countless magazines and album covers.