‘Edward Van Halen by Ross Halfin’ Photo Book Coming in June, Pre-Orders Up Now via Rufus Publications

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Renowned rock and roll photographer Ross Halfin is an icon among the scene, years of hard work and an incredible portfolio having established him as one of the foremost photographers to document the biggest acts of the past few decades. His latest project is a special photo book paying homage to irreplaceable guitar legend Eddie Van Halen, and will be published in June.

Edward Van Halen by Ross Halfin is its title, and the book features a foreword by Tony Iommi, furthering the reverent nature of this book honoring the late, great EVH.

Halfin expanded upon the project on Monday. His full statement, as shared on social media:

Very pleased to announce my latest book “Edward Van Halen by Ross Halfin” which is available for pre-order now from Rufus Books (link in bio). I started shooting Van Halen in 1978 when they were just a support band for Black Sabbath . This book delves deep into my archive covering the early tours with Roth in the late 70’s onto the commercial explosion of the early to mid 80’s on through the vastly successful “Van Hagar” era covering every album and tour and even the Gary Cherone fronted VH III era . I always enjoyed shooting Van Halen , from a photographers perspective they always gave you something and the many studio shoots always generated a lot of laughter and good memories . The book also contains a really great foreword from Tony Iommi . You can order a copy now .


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Edward Van Halen by Ross Halfin is available in a handful of different formats, scaling from $115.70 (for the standard edition of the book) all the way up to a slipcase edition that ran $1,430 before selling out immediately.

Click here to visit Rufus Publications and pre-order a copy.

A full description of the standard edition of the book:

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 Eddie’s friend and fellow player Tony Iommi. Respected journalist Mark Blake provides a career essay on Van Halen’s hugely successful career. This large 356 page book features hundreds of unseen photos from the bands first trip to the UK through to the Sammy Hagar era.

“Sabbath were 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. “ Tony Iommi from his introduction.

This high end, beautifully printed and bound book with its own cloth slipcase is a perfect celebration of the life of one of rock’s most celebrated innovators. The book measures 240mm x 345mm and is printed on 170gsm art paper.

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