Longtime and esteemed rock journalist Steve Rosen has finally completed writing the long-anticipated book about his unique friendship with Edward Van Halen. The book is titled "Tonechaser - Understanding Edward: My 26-Year Journey With Edward Van Halen" and chronicles the writer's relationship with the late, great iconic guitar player beginning in 1977 and going through 2003.
Rosen's lengthy friendship allowed him a front-row seat into the life of Edward Van Halen. The author writes about spending time with Edward; jamming with him (unbelievably!); introducing him to Ritchie Blackmore, Billy Gibbons and Les Paul; attending NAMM Shows with him; buying him a set of guitar strings; and sharing moments with the guitarist that were both dark and ebullient.
Rosen began writing the book on August 24 — the author's birthday — of 2020, some six weeks prior to Edward's passing.