Ross Halfin Announces A 300-Page Photo Book, ‘Edward Van Halen By Ross Halfin’
Well-known rock and roll photographer Ross Halfin has recently announced that he will be releasing a new photo book dedicated to the late Van Halen icon Eddie Van Halen, which will be a celebration of his iconic career.
The British rock and roll photographer Ross Halfin has been working with some of the biggest bands and musicians of the rock and metal music industry since he started his career back in the 1970s. Halfin is widely known for his works with iconic names including, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, KISS, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Guns N’ Roses, and many more.
One of the most important musicians Halfin ever worked with was Eddie Van Halen, who was the co-founder and guitarist of Van Halen. As you may know, on October 6, 2020, Eddie sadly passed away at the age of 65 after a long and vicious battle with cancer. His son and the current bassist of Van Halen, Wolfgang shared the tragic news of his dad’s death with a statement on social media.
Recently, Ross Halfin shared the exciting news of his latest project which will be dedicated to the late guitar legend. Ross had the opportunity to work with Eddie and Van Halen throughout their career by joining them on their tours around the world. Apparently, now he decided to bring the pictures he had taken to light so that the devoted fans of the guitar master could also enjoy them.
According to the announcement, Halfin’s 320-page photo book, ‘Edward Van Halen By Ross Halfin,’ is featuring many well-known as well as unseen pictures from Van Halen’s first trip to the UK through to the Sammy Hagar era. The book also includes an exclusive introduction from Black Sabbath icon Tony Iommi in which he shared a memory of Eddie when he played the guitar parts and solos for Black Sabbath’s song ‘Evil Eye’ on the ‘Cross Purposes’ album.
Here is what Tony Iommi stated in the introduction he wrote for ‘Edward Van Halen By Ross Halfin’:
“Sabbath was making the ‘Cross Purposes’ album, and we were doing a song called ‘Evil Eye.’ I suggested Eddie have a go. He played it with us and started doing all the guitar parts and solos. I still have a recording of it somewhere, which we may put out at some point in the future.”
Halfin’s highly-anticipated book is now available for pre-order in two different editions, one of which includes a 3D lenticular cover, signed by Ross Halfin and costs £275 while the regular edition retails at £89 and has its own cloth slipcase
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