From 1978 to 1984, Neil Zlozower was a "fifth member of Van Halen" (says bassist Michael Anthony) - touring, partying with, and photographing the band during the David Lee Roth era (hereafter DLR), at the height of their powers.
This is the era everybody agrees on, which spawned two diamond platinum albums, stadium tours, and hits like "Running with the Devil," "Panama," "Jump," and "Hot for Teacher" that have made them a staple of rock radio ever since.Neil was and still is tight with the band (Eddie used to drive up and park his jeep on Neil's lawn while they they'd all go out and raise hell on the Sunset Street.) He helped capture and shape the band's hard rock party image on and off stage.
Their videos were all over MTV. This was one photogenic band. "Van Halen" has sold 56 million records in the U.S. - 75 million albums worldwide. All eleven of their albums have broken Billboard top 20, four of them ( including 1978's "VAN HALEN" and 1984's ...1984) have hit number one.
They are among the top 20 best-selling artists of all time and were inducted into the rock and roll Hall of Fame in 2007.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 232 pages, 260 colour photos
- Publisher: Chronicle Books
- Publication Date: 26/10/2007
- Category: Rock & Pop music
- ISBN: 9780811863049