Zint Posted September 6, 2007 Share Posted September 6, 2007 (edited) Photographer Ross Halfin is a huge classic Van Halen era fan,he's taken some amazing photos of the band's early tours.He was in the States several months back to do some work,and one of his assignments was a photo shoot with Van Halen.Eddie played him some demos of the band rehearsing (with Wolfgang on bass).Here's what he had to say in his blog:Head off to meet up with Edward Van Halen. It is hot today and I'm in black which doesn't help my thumping head. I feel like I'm being cooked in the sun - tortured...Edward is in a great mood, he's easy to work with. And I'm not saying who or what I shot, but I will tell you Edward played a couple of cds which I thought were from 1978 (it was from two days ago) of Van Halen rehearsing with Wolfgang Van Halen on bass. It was jaw-droppingly amazing. They played On Fire, I'm The One, Atomic Punk. I'm not listing the rest, but I will tell you the band sounded untouchable. On Jamie's Crying they did a long bass-lead jam on the intro - the band rocked. I don't like that word (too American) but the band rock - really rock. It was as exciting as the first time I saw them. They will come back and destroy the world. One of the tightest, freshest sounding groups ever. I want to go and play the first album as soon as I get home. Had a blast listening to them, it made me remember why I liked music in the first place. Having Edward's son on bass has rejuvenated them.They were rehearsing later that afternoon. I was invited - I wish I was staying...Got to LAX and got moved to the front of the plane. I was going to shoot the night sky, but couldn't get motivated. I'm still feeling ill - I should have stayed and watched Van Halen.THAT was Dec. 13 2006!!One can only imagine how tight they sound now!It's almost tour time!Can't fuckin wait for the two Toronto shows! Edited September 7, 2007 by zint61 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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