Eddie Van Halen Book, ‘Ed By Zloz’ To Be Published In September
A new coffee table book photo book of Eddie Van Halen, Ed By Zloz, will be released in September. The book by legendary photographer Neil Zlozower, which contains 384 full-colour pages, includes many photos that haven’t appeared in Neil’s previous Van Halen books.
Most of the pictures in Ed By Zloz were taken during the David Lee Roth era of Van Halen, but there are also some photos from the periods when the band was fronted by Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone.
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Zlozower said: “I sincerely believe that everyone will be truly impressed by this book.” The subject of the award-winning documentary In Your Face – The Neil Zlozower Story.
California native, photography legend and cult figure Neil Zlozower has captured the icons of rock and roll for over 40 years with his electrifying film images defining the very way people think of rock stars. Splashed on the covers and pages of magazines from Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, Metal Hammer, Guitar World, Drum to Playgirl, Zloz has photographed the Mount Rushmore of rock giants — Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Guns N’ Roses, Van Halen, Kiss and more.
Eddie died on October 6, 2020 at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California. Following his death, fans left flowers at his childhood home on Las Lunas Street in Pasadena, California. Additional flowers, candles and fan mementos were placed on Allen Avenue where Eddie and his brother, V drummer Alex, scratched their band’s name into the wet cement of a sidewalk when they were teenagers.
After Eddie was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, he began flying to Germany for treatments. Eventually, the cancer spread to Eddie’s spine and brain. Just a few months later, Eddie died at age 65.
Van Halen were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2007. Rolling Stone magazine also ranked Eddie Van Halen No. 8 in its list of the 100 greatest guitarists.