Inside a superfan's secret friendship with Eddie Van Halen2022|02:09
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.