Inside a Superfan's Secret Friendship With Eddie Van Halen | RS News

In 2015, former journalist Blair Fischer came across an AOL address and emailed what he was certain couldn’t be the real Eddie Van Halen. The email read: “How’s Michael Anthony doing?” — a jab about Van Halen’s original bassist. What began as a simple jest resulted in a 5 year intimate friendship in which the legendary guitarist revealed himself in ways he hadn’t before. For Rolling Stone, Fischer shared that friendship with the world.

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