Ross Halfin and Rufus Publications have announced the publication of “Edward Van Halen By Ross Halfin”, a 320-page celebration of rock’s 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 Halen’s hugely successful career.
Two editions of “Edward Van Halen By Ross Halfin” are available for pre-order. The first retails at £275 and features a 3D lenticular cover, a metal guitar-shaped slipcase, includes some photographic prints, and is numbered and signed by Halfin. The regular edition comes with a cloth-bound slipcase and is £89. The book measures 240mm x 345mm and is printed on 170gsm art paper.
“SABBATH were making the ‘Cross Purposes’ album, and we were doing a song called ‘Evil Eye’,” Iommi writes in his introduction. “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.”
“Edward Van Halen By Ross Halfin” will ship in June.
Eddie passed away from cancer in October at the age of 65.