From their eponymous 1978 debut through their colossal 1984 album (they've sold over 75 million albums worldwide), Van Halen rewrote all the rules. Nobody rockedor partiedharder. Photographer Neil Zlozower first met the band in 1978, worked with them again on Van Halen II, and soon became their friend, hanging out in L.A. and hitting the road on tour with them. Van Halen collects more than 250 backstage, candid, and full rock-out photos of the all-powerful, spandexed, high-kicking, guitar blazing, stadium-shaking, original Van Halen lineup. Accompanying Zlozower's amazing photos are an introduction about his wild ride with VH, a foreword by David Lee Roth, and testimony from the rock pantheon paying homage to the band, including members of Led Zeppelin, Guns N' Roses, Def Leppard, Judas Priest, KISS, Motley Cre, and more. Turn it up!In the fall of 19P6, it was opening night at the Whisky a Go Go, which had been closed to live rock bands for several years due to the current disco trend. Priorto ... The new wave/punk music scene was startingto gain ground out of London and Los Angeles. I called Kim Fowley, a man who was very much in touch with the local music scene, and asked him if he would produce some shows for us. Kim wasanbsp;...
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