“Rock’n’roll is the only thing I know,” said Edward Van Halen in 1988. Some kids went to school to learn what he called a “half-assed trade”, and daydreamed about playing on the world’s biggest stages. Eddie turned the dream into a reality. But it was the music which drove him. “I never wanted to be a rock star,” he insisted. “I just fell into it. The only honest job I had outside of music was a paper route…”
Ross Halfin and Rufus Publications are pleased to announce the publication of Edward Van Halen by Ross Halfin, a 356-page celebration of rocks iconic guitar player, a man who changed the way rock music would be played forever. This extensive photo book features many classic and unseen shots chosen by Ross from his personal archive together with an exclusive introduction from Edward's friend and fellow player Tony Iommi. Respected journalist Mark Blake provides a career essay on Van Halens hugely successful career.