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    Does anyone think that substance abuse might be causing the problems VH is having at the moment?

    I'm not thinking of Ed or Mike. When was the last time Alex made a comment? Back before the remasters came out. Al has always been a heavy drinker.

    There's so much confusion in the VH camp. Ed could be protecting Al, by using the most expedient excuse available: his cancer. Val has said he's over that, yet we all saw the bit about it, and many of us were skeptical when Dave sounded surprised with the situation.

    Dave's now said "maybe next year" and it's plain that MA doesn't know what to say. Ed might be acting the part of the asshole, just to keep the attention on him.

    If you've ever been around an alcoholic, you know how they always say they're ready to go, but then never show up. There's a lot of shame and embarassment when they realize they have a problem.

    Anybody else think that might fit the situation?

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    Well, ANYTHING'S possible.

    The only thing is, if this were the case, why wouldn't Valerie be playing along by saying that "yes" Eddie has cancer. It doesn't seem very likely that Val would go against the decided upon story and tell the truth, it only ends up making Eddie look bad.

    Like I said, it's possible, but I think it's a pretty big stretch. Judging by how Ed looked at that golf tournament, I could be see that he has fallen off the wagon. Much harder to speculate about Alex just because we haven't seen the guy in so long.

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    I read a guitar magazine a while back and Eddie stated Alex went sober in 1988 after Jan died. Then, Eddie went on to say he himself quit boozing after the Balance session. Who's to say? You never know what to believe these days.
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    Anything could happen, but I doubt substance abuse has anything to do with it.
    By the way, I heard Val was going to be on Regis tomorrow as guest host, so maybe she'll leak something out. Not likely, but ya never know.

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    Very interesting for sure. Al has certainly been the quiet one eh?


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    Much harder to speculate about Alex just because we haven't seen the guy in so long.


    I think thats the point. Wonder why?
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Glenn:
    The only thing is, if this were the case, why wouldn't Valerie be playing along by saying that "yes" Eddie has cancer. It doesn't seem very likely that Val would go against the decided upon story and tell the truth, it only ends up making Eddie look bad.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    And making Ed look bad draws any attention that might go in Al's direction away from him. Why would Val say Ed was fine in a radio interview 6 days after the message on the band's website? I think the cancer statement was a band-aid, and the only thing they could think of at the time.

    They can't get their stories straight.

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    I guess it begs the question, how visible was Alex in previous stretches of band inactivity?

    I don't recall him ever being very visible, therefore this stretch of time doesn't seem terribly unusual. If we haven't seen him, and in similar past circumstances we wouldn't have seen him, it's tough to chalk this current situation up to a health issue.

    Again though, anything is possible.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MikeL:
    And making Ed look bad draws any attention that might go in Al's direction away from him. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Attention rarely goes in Alex's direction anyways.

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    quote:
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    I guess it begs the question, how visible was Alex in previous stretches of band inactivity?





    Actually, I was going to ask you [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    Okay, I'm going to start out by coming clean and saying I'm one of those Dome refugees who has been "lurking" for some time.

    I wanted to post in this topic because it coincides with something I've been fearing based on some seemingly unconnected facts.

    Two weeks ago, someone posted on the Dome that Ed and family would be on Long Island, NY for the weekend so that Ed could get some medical treatment. Long Island has its affluent sections and it borne out that Eddie did stay at one of the most exclusive hotels.

    Now, here's the interesting part. Sloan-Kettering has an adjunct hospital on LI and that hospital happens to be doing soft tissue cancer research. However, the hospital in the city in which Eddie allegedly stayed is known for its prominent alcohol treatment facility.

    To further confuse the issue, the Monday after the LI trip, another Domer (unaware of the first post) posted that Eddie had been in Long Island and had had an appointment with an EYE doctor for whom a relative of his works.

    Now add this -- two weeks to the day, Valerie Bertinelli is back in New York.

    There's a bunch of clues here, I'm just not reading them. Should I bother?
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Yesterdays:
    Should I bother?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Always. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

    This is the Speculation Forum, no better place to try to connect the dots.

    And welcome. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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    Yesterdays, I hadnt heard any of that. Thanks for dropping that in. (and welcome!)

    I sure hope these friggin dots get connected quicker than slower.
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    Someone backed up my earlier guess that Alex is the businessman in the band in another thread. I was putting 2 and 2 together, while they were speaking from some personal knowledge.

    Maybe Alex is so fucked up over his 9th divorce that he has rendered himself pickled. Or worse. Or maybe he's just a COMPLETE fuckup. I dunno. VH fired Danniels (according to rumor) when Gary left. Al and Ray had ties through marriage; so Al gets a divorce near the time Ray is gone?

    Hell, with all these manager/wedding tie-ins, big Al is starting to look like big ol' rock-and-roll cliche. I would tend to think that there is yet more to the Danniels story that we would need to know to understand the whole current situation. Whether or not substances are involved, I don't know. But I do think Alex is the keystone to the story.
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    Just an FYI, he is married again now.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by seenbad:
    Just an FYI, he is married again now.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


    Yep, I was aware of that. (gold digger #65?)

    Ya know, at least Liz Taylor was able to keep herself 'viable' in the public eye by marrying however many people; it worked in her favor. Maybe Al needs to speak to her about using weddings to your advantage.

    I'm STILL goin' for the Crisco treatment though! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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