Ross Halfin to publish lavish photo book celebrating Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford

The extraordinary rock photographer Ross Halfin will publish a lavish photo book celebrating the career of Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford.

Listen to Whitford, a 300-page, limited-edition, large-format, luxuriously slipped monster signed by both Brad Whitford and Ross Halfin, is expected to ship in November but will be available for pre-order from Rufus publications at 3 p.m. tomorrow.

“Brad joined Aerosmith in 1971 and helped shape the band’s unique sound, making them one of the most successful bands in the world,” says Rufus. “Ross has photographed Brad and the band for decades and this unique collection of shots focuses on the guitarist’s contribution to the band.”

Listen to Whitford Also includes an introduction from Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett who says, “He’s a player freak and deserves every inch of credit he gets in this book, so yeah… check out his solos. Listen to Whitford, you will be surprised. ”

Already this year, Halfin published Edward Van Halen by Ross Halfin (via Rufus), Randy Rhodes by Ross Halfin (also via Rufus), Metallica: the black album in black and white (via Reel Art Press) and Led Zeppelin Vinyl: The Essential Collection By Ross Halfin (too via Reel Art Press).

Last week, Aerosmith announced that they were preparing to release a host of unpublished documents from their personal archives after signing a new “global alliance” with Universal Music Group.

“This is something we have dreamed of for a long time,” said guitarist Joe Perry. “It’s a victory for Aerosmith, UMG and ultimately our fans. Needless to say, we’re very excited. It’s an amazing way to celebrate 50 years and the many years to come.”

Listen to Whitford by Ross Halfin

(Image credit: Rufus Publications)

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