I have often thought it would be neat to be famous, but when I see what theyâ€™re doing to Mr. Van Halen, I come to believe that it might not be my bag after all.
The man takes one hideous picture, and thatâ€™s the one the wires pick, the one that makes him look strung out. This man entertained and delighted me for hours and hours through my years as a teenager. I used to put on the Van Halen on a boom box and listenâ€”usually to Fair Warning or Women and Children Firstâ€”whilst I raked leaves every weekend. It made a shitty chore passable. I feel like for that, for being one of the reasons that music is magic, for that, the man should be offered a bit more respect than snarky snarky photo editing. The editors who purposely went with a shitty picture of Eddie Van Halen should be canned.