Van Halen: Intimate Pics of the Early Days Via Rock Paper Photo

Amazing vintage photos of Eddie and Co. through the lens of Mark Weiss

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Van Halen loved Weiss' candid photographs, and they hired him to tag along on future tours. "This is Chicago on the Hide Your Sheep Tour in 1982," he says. "Dave always wanted me to capture him doing whatever he was doing. This is about 20 minutes before he went onstage. He's getting primped for the show. He'd say, 'Come into my world and just shoot away.' And he loved to ham it up."

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