Grim and Big Mac-bitten Kingdoms

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Here’s an outtake photo of Eddie Van Halen from Everybody Wants Some. Contact Redferns for your own licensing needs. For the uninitiated, this looks like Detroit, MI, or Rochester, NY, or Niagara Falls — a Buick-ridden hellhole circa November 1979 where shut-in guitar prodigies from Pasadena, CA, have to put on a parka and nurse a deep hangover in a dirty, wet and freezing parking lot. David Lee Roth likes to compare the appeal and reach of Van Halen to McDonald’s hamburgers. It turns out you are what you eat. (Roth himself is chomping the wormburger held lower right.)

Click to enlarge, this photo reduces the quaint black metal concept of “grimness” to shreds. Sorry, Fenriz.

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