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    Default New EDDIE VAN HALEN book due later this year!

    Legendary rock photographer Neil Zlozower has a new book on Eddie Van Halen in the works.

    Music fans know his shots, have seen his name credited on album covers. Zlozower connected with Van Halen in 1978, started shooting some shows, and before you knew it, he contributed some shots for the Van Halen II album. It was just the beginning of the pair’s friendship and working relationship.

    In 2008, Neil published his first book, “Van Halen: A Visual History 1978-1984” – a stunning display of photography capturing one of rock’s biggest bands in their undisputed heyday.

    Zlozower spoke about VH – and lots more – with Sweden’s Metal Shrine.

    Here’s a part of that conversation – it picks up on the subject of whether or not Neil ever shot some pictures of bands mid-decadence, and was later told that he couldn’t use them….

    Metal Shrine: I talked to Ross Halfin just a few days ago he said that Mötley Crüe were the ones that really didn´t care. They just did whatever they did and that was it.

    NZ: Good friend of mine. Yeah, that´s probably true to some degree, but honestly, everybody likes to think there´s the bad boys of rock and roll, Guns N´Roses or Mötley, but honestly, the things that I witnessed with Van Halen were the most human debauchery as far as things they did with girls. I went on tour with Poison, I went on tour with Bon Jovi, I went on tour with Guns N´Roses, I went on tour with Ratt and I went on tour with Mötley and a billion other bands, but to me the antics with Van Halen, nothing really ever compares to that.

    MS: Who was the main instigator? Was it David Lee Roth?

    NZ: Well, they all had different personalities. Michael was married and is still married to the same girl. She´s fantastic and I love her, so Michael he liked to drink Jack Daniels and he never really got involved in too much of the debauchery that was going on. Eddie was pretty mellow. He did the shows… he´s one of the greatest guitar players that ever lived, but I´d say Alex to be honest.

    Did you ever see those films where they throw pieces of meat to the shark and you get about 50 sharks that just f**king lose their mind and go ballistic, that´s how Alex was if he saw like a naked girl or whatever! He just would lose his f**king mind. He reminded me of those sharks and the shark eating frenzy. It turns out that me and Alex probably hung the most out of any of them.

    Usually after the shows, Dave had three of four girls and he would just take them up and do whatever he did, but me and Alex hung and I have tons and tons of photos of different adventures we had. I´m sure that the Mötley guys did it, but I never really saw it. Nikki was one of my closest friends in the world in ´83 and ´84! Me, him and Robbin Crosby went to Martinique on our trip to the Caribbean and we caused quite a bit of drama on that trip, to say the least, but I just never witnessed the same type of antics that I witnessed on tour with Van Halen.

    MS: You´ve got any plans for a new book?

    NZ: Yeah! I´m working on it now. It´s gonna be an Eddie Van Halen book, that Eddie´s working on with me.

    MS: Nice!

    NZ: Yeah, we´re working on it and it should be out around August or September this year. It´ll be Eddie in his heyday from ´78 to ´84. I mean, I wasn´t a big fan of Van Halen with Sammy Hagar and I wasn´t a big fan with Gary Cherone. To me, the David Lee Roth years are the best!

    MS: Looking forward to that! Do you have any idea of what those guys are doing? There´s rumors of an album and a tour?

    NZ: Supposedly. People say they´re gonna go on tour. As a matter of fact, I don´t remember if I heard that they were announcing shows. I don´t know! People say that they´re making a new album. They don´t really call me. I haven´t heard from Dave since he got back into the band. I thought Dave was one of my best friends or whatever, but I guess I thought wrong. Once he got back in the band I never heard from him again!

    (Ed note: DLR wrote the introduction to Zlozower’s 2008 book referenced at the start of this item).
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    Not too excited about this after having the other book he did.

    I just like seeing the whole band, wouldn't be too interested in a DLR only photo book either.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    Sounds cool.

    Thanks for sharing the info.
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    Don't care.
    Sammy did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it.
    Michael did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it.
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    Q: who was the biggest douche that you have worked with?

    A: Eddie Van Halen hands down he threatened all the stage hands that if we wernt all pushed to the side when he got off stage that he would "bash our faces in"

    Now the new David-Lee-Roth-Van Halen album, “Tokyo Dome In Concert,” is available for purchase, and it’s super, super, super, super, super, super, crazy bad. - Doug Elfman

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    Then why even bother to post it?
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    Looking forward to it!!!

    Eddie seems to be doing a lot more these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheresOnlyOneWay View Post
    Don't care.
    you do care, that's why you read the whole post, and reply to it.
    that's why you come here every day and read everything regarding VAN HALEN, if you didn't care you would only post on the CF forum.

    anyway, I'm looking forward to this book!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ED-A-HOLIC View Post
    you do care, that's why you read the whole post, and reply to it.
    that's why you come here every day and read everything regarding VAN HALEN, if you didn't care you would only post on the CF forum.
    Hardly. I come here everyday to see what the tiniest, useless nugget of anything VH people have spent their precious time scrounging up.

    Not necessarily this nugget.
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    Now the new David-Lee-Roth-Van Halen album, “Tokyo Dome In Concert,” is available for purchase, and it’s super, super, super, super, super, super, crazy bad. - Doug Elfman

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheresOnlyOneWay View Post
    Hardly. I come here everyday to see what the tiniest, useless nugget of anything VH people have spent their precious time scrounging up.

    Not necessarily this nugget.
    then again, I'm right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raldo View Post
    Looking forward to it!!!

    Eddie seems to be doing a lot more these days.
    just curious, what is eddie doing alot more of these days besides trying to sell his guitars and amps?? sure he showed up at namm, but besides that what is it that u think hes doing alot more of? I guess we all are hoping hes recording in all but hell we dont even know that for sure. just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Not too excited about this after having the other book he did.

    I just like seeing the whole band, wouldn't be too interested in a DLR only photo book either.
    Totally agree. The other book is cool though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamvhcornell View Post
    just curious, what is eddie doing alot more of these days besides trying to sell his guitars and amps?? sure he showed up at namm, but besides that what is it that u think hes doing alot more of? I guess we all are hoping hes recording in all but hell we dont even know that for sure. just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Totally agree. The other book is cool though.
    Absolutely, the Van Halen picture book that the Zloz did is awesome.

    In re-reading my original it could easily be deemed that I didn't care for it, but I did, I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Not too excited about this after having the other book he did.

    I just like seeing the whole band, wouldn't be too interested in a DLR only photo book either.
    Van Halen books are a waste of time, unless they're penned by one of the band members. Dave's book was great. The rest are just hacks or band associates trying to cash in on the brand name, and boring as hell. Sam's book, hopefully, will be good.

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    Unless there are new interviews then this most likely will be a waste of paper. I mean I know we will hear about him starting on drums, dipping pickups in wax, getting the idea for tapping from Heartbreaker, winning piano contests and being a tone chaser.

    I want to read about stuff I don't know. Chances are that won't happen.

    Sammy's book should be a good read but I honestly am interested in the VH related material. Don't care about Montrose, the Wabo's or even Chickenfoot. I want the dirt and the sleaze of VH.

 

 

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