VAN HALEN's Director Of Security - "Ah, What These Eyes Have Seen!"

January 25, 2013, 4 years ago

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Ed Anderson was VAN HALEN's director of security and vocalist DAVID LEE ROTH’s bodyguard from 1980-1984. ”Big Ed” contributed to the hardcover photo book, Van Halen, by Neil Zlozower. has the exclusive on what he had to say about his amazing job:

“Ah, what these eyes have seen! I was there, brother, for the insane ’round-the-world ride that was 1980 through 1984. Van Halen were kings... no, GODS. We were Van Halen. We could do no wrong. The crazier we got, the more you loved us, and the more you loved us, the bigger we got. Nobody could improve on what we’d perfected. The Stones may have been a rock ’n’ roll circus but we were a rock ’n’ roll zoo. Animals with guitars. Wolves watching over the sheep. Creative chaos. We were the Jack Daniels Black Label of everything dangerous and desirous."

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