Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Little Dreamer
    Join Date
    01.02.02
    Posts
    18
    Favorite VH Album

    hmm, all of them yes even VH3
    Favorite VH Song

    another all of them thing
    Last Online

    12.31.69 @ 04:00 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Hey! I know what I'm about to post doesn't belong here, but I don't give a fuck.
    Most of you don't really know who I am or anything, that's because I stopped posting so much since the dome closed. Anyways that's not really important because I'm splitting from the message board scene, but before I go I want to tell you something and everything I say comes without any offending intended.
    As a whole you act like the band owes you something, like they've done something wrong. They haven't they've acted like human beings. So they kicked out Dave, you should be happy for them that they were still able to stay on top. I mean would you rather the band be miserable and their stage presence suffer or would you rather see them happy with someone else? Then they booted Sammy. Now I liked both singers ALOT. And more people would if the radio had played more of the hard stuff like Poundcake or Seventh Seal, but hey blame the record company too. Okay back to my point, so they're once again unhappy, they have a right to let him go, and we punished them by being extra harsh on Van Halen III. The public never gave it a chance because they were tired of the singer change. I do understand that and the band(and their fucked up management) should have seen it coming. Still they owe you NOTHING! They are a band they do what bands do, make music. There's nothing else to it. I know there's ALOT more to it to us(me included) because their music touches us. But to them they do what comes. They do take care of the fans though, now this no news is bullshit, but that's because they don't respect the boards(I'll come to that later). Think though, all the stories we have of people who met them and how decent they were to them. Alot of rockers you meet will act like they don't have time for you and that you're nothing(my friend and the most awesome guitarist I KNOW was jamming with Dokken's bassist and the guitarist came in and was a huge asshole to him just because he wasn't from California and he wasn't in a famous rock band). They do make time for their fans and they did alot of interviews and such when they had an album out and were touring and knew exactly what was going to happen next.
    That's the other thing, I'm not sure they know what's going to happen next. They are getting older you have to admit that. All of them have severely abused their bodies and most likely it's catching up with them. I have worries still...I'm not even gonna get into myself though.
    My final thing, I'm sure you're all grateful(because you've probably started to regret reading this). I'm going to make this short and I really don't want to hurt anyone when I say this. I shouldn't say it, but it's my biggest reason that I'm leaving(which is stupid).
    The band doesn't give a flying fuck about the posters. They absolutely despise us, that's why they aren't interested in getting the dome back up(that and brad's a fucking ass). They have no respect for us. I have a quote that I'm sure some of you have seen, this is a quote from Eddie in 1998, it's out of a Rolling Stone(I tore the article out of the school's librarie's---oops)
    He's addressing people not liking Van Halen III and always bitching about not having Dave
    "...this isn't international espionage--we're a fucking rock & roll band. People, get a life, will ya? If you can't get on the Internet and join the club."
    Now please I'm begging you don't get all pissed over that, see it this way. He's just a normal guy, he doesn't think he's anything special to anyone except Valerie and Wolfgang. He's also tired of hearing "they should get Dave back"(which I'm totally for, IF Eddie's ready) for 18 years.
    Okay, I am done. I hope for happiness. I love the band and everyone on here, you are all unique and an experience. I wish you the best and that my boys are making good use of 4 years of free time.
    Later
    Love,
    Ashley
    "location: hiding in joe perry's closet"-7thDeadlySin<p>"location: under the covers---hah prodigy, i moved up!"-7thDeadlySin<p>since i don't want to think insert cool Van Halen quote here...<p>Van Halen will once again rise to reclaim our fallen rock n' roll...and if they don't; no worries, i'll send ya a postcard from 5150!

  2. #2
    Sinner's Swing! Mario VH's Avatar
    Join Date
    10.18.99
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    3,777
    Favorite VH Album

    1984
    Favorite VH Song

    Panama
    Last Online

    07.09.17 @ 06:30 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 8 Times in 3 Posts

    Your datribe didn't piss me off in the least. I hear what your saying, the band has the right to do whatever they want and work with whoever they want. Whether the fans choose to accept it is another thing. I gave VH3 a chance, liked the album and was looking forward to another one with Gary. Circumstnces changed things though and since then we've all been left hanging as to the future of the band. I guess we've been spoiled to a certain extent because of all the great music VH has given us over the years. I though along with a whole bunch of Van Halen fans just don't want the party to end quite yet. I'm a Van Halen fan and always will be. In my mind no band touches the music these guys have put out over the years. Till the last note is played I'll be there till the end. VAN HALEN RULE!!!!!!!
    "It's now officially 5150 time!!!"

  3. #3
    Baluchitherium Guitar Shark's Avatar
    Join Date
    11.08.01
    Age
    47
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    4,334
    Favorite VH Song

    Mean Street
    Last Online

    03.01.10 @ 10:22 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts


    Donor

    Best of luck to you

    P.S. The band didn't kick Dave out in '85, he quit.

  4. #4
    Beloved Glenn's Avatar
    Join Date
    11.16.99
    Posts
    16,192
    Last Online

    02.13.15 @ 08:56 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 8 Times in 1 Post


    Donor

    Feel free to continue this topic in the Opinions forums. [img]smile.gif[/img]

  5. #5
    Atomic Punk hain23x's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.04.00
    Location
    way down yonder in Louisville
    Posts
    7,791
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Mean Street
    Last Online

    12.11.17 @ 03:59 PM
    Likes
    36
    Liked 555 Times in 251 Posts

    Van Halen hating their internet fan base???

    Sounds like Gene Simmons to me---go to www.genesimmons.com and you'll see a long winded rant from Gene that is a response to all the bitchin' his fans have been given him lately for hiring scab band members, playin' pool parties, and backslappin'. The day after the Sept 11 tragedy, Gene had the nerve to post some letter on his website tellin' his fans to pretty much 'fuck off'

    NOW --IF everyone on the net was kissin' his ass he would have NO PROBLEM with the net! Up until about 6 years ago, bands didn't have to worry much about hearing criticism from "fans" then the internet came along and empowered the fans-gave them a voice.

    If the Van Halen fans were all tra-la-la'ing along with everything VH decided to do then Eddie and Alex would LOVE IT! BUT they were baptized to the interent via 96Fiasco and were, I'm sure, stunned to read all the negativity about themselves!

    Imagine-20 years of "yes man" and "you guys are the greatest" from all the backslappers in their little universe and then to find out that there are people that think that they are idiots for doing what they did in 96!

    that's why I love web sites like Metal Sludge that aren't afraid to call a spade a spade! Alot of rockstars hate that website--why? Because Metal Sludge has the balls to pull their card!

    Attn VH:--as of the end of 2001, half of the citizens of the United States use the internet.

  6. #6
    Atomic Punk Bob_R's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.18.01
    Posts
    7,207
    Last Online

    12.13.11 @ 02:09 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts


    Donor

    What pisses me off is the motherfucker should've hit enter a few times. [img]tongue.gif[/img] Some spacing and paragraphs would've been nice!

  7. #7
    Atomic Punk FORD's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.26.00
    Age
    51
    Location
    The Mighty Pacific Northwest
    Posts
    7,807
    Favorite VH Album

    All 6 of em!!
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    10.22.17 @ 08:55 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 1 Time in 1 Post

    It's one thing to claim that the Lying Dutchmen don't owe us anything. Depending on how you look at it, a case can be made for that.

    One thing they DO owe us is a little fucking honesty. Will there be a band anymore or not? Is that really a hard question to answer? I know what my guess is at the moment.

    However, those who make excuses for their deliberate deceptions of the last 6 years, are the very definition of the word SHEEP. There is no excuse for the way they treated Dave, Sammy, Cherone, and the fans. Period.
    Eat Us And Smile

    Welcome back, Van HALEN!!!!

    ...It's the BAND and Dave is really the cat that can front VH. He sang his ASS off and was really cool. No cheese here guys, this is filet Mignon! - Steve Lukather's comment after witnessing a Van HALEN 2007 rehearsal

    "What then is this bleating of sheep in my ears?"- 1 Samuel 15:14

  8. #8
    Good Enough Cabo Kid's Avatar
    Join Date
    02.16.00
    Age
    48
    Location
    Fayetteville, AR
    Posts
    2,679
    Favorite VH Album

    VH 1
    Favorite VH Song

    On Fire
    Last Online

    08.27.15 @ 02:07 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 9 Times in 4 Posts


    Donor

    Nice post, FORD.

    What gets me is how some people defend the band's "right to privacy" yet when it comes down to Ed saying things like "we're just a rock & roll band", Ed...you gotta be prepared to either stand by your music unconditionally (and not worry what we think) or give us what we want. That could start with just a little basic communication. That's why God created the internet. It's fast, easy and instant.

    Ed likes the music? Great. He should stand by it and not shun it if it's not accepted. If he feels strongly about it, give us another dose of it and see how we like that. If it's just an "artistic thing" it shouldn't matter if the public accepts it. However, the silent treatment we've been getting leads me to believe the brothers are hanging around at 5150 pouting about the fans not liking "3" and badgering them to get DLR back.

    Hey. When you dangle something like the '96 MTV reunion in front of us then pretend like it wasn't anything big, be prepared to get a backlash. I know I like to take a few swings at KISS whenever I can, but at least when they came out on the Grammys 5+ years ago in full-fledged makeup, they had a pretty good idea what they were doing and that they could expect the "reunion" questions almost immediately.

    At least they did THAT right. The whole "Singer as the Cat" thing is another story.
    "Once the final BAN has been completed I will ban myself." -OLO, March 21, 2002
    "The price of the steak sandwich over there is ridiculous!!" -Glenn, March 3, 2003
    "Hang on, I'll go ask everybody and be right back." -seenbad, March 11, 2003

  9. #9
    Banned!
    Join Date
    06.19.01
    Age
    36
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA USA
    Posts
    477
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    12.31.69 @ 04:00 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Does the band owe us anything, in terms of music or even honesty? No, because they have our money and they can do as they damn please. There's nothing we can do about it.

    Would they be heroes if they came clean and did a final album and tour with Roth? ABSOLUTELY.

    So they can either be content with going down faster than a turd goes down your toilet, or they can do the heroic thing and make up for the 1996 fiasco and that piece of crap VDIII. I think we all want to see them be heroes again.

  10. #10
    Hang 'Em High Stuff No More's Avatar
    Join Date
    04.04.00
    Location
    Tropic of Capricorn
    Posts
    6,082
    Favorite VH Album

    5150
    Favorite VH Song

    Dreams
    Last Online

    01.08.05 @ 11:08 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 1 Time in 1 Post

    This is all pretty interesting... Before the dawn of the information age, the only way bands could tell if people didn't like them was through album sales (which can be blamed on the record label) and low concert turnout (which can be blamed on the promoter).

    This is probably the first time anyone in that band had to come to grips with the fact that they're human like us and can't do whatever the hell they want to without consideration. Yes, they don't owe us, but if they were decent guys they would at least spend half a second thinking about all of us out here and what the jack they've been doing since '99 does to us.
    "Just once I'd like to do the right thing and not get punished for it."

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. It's a little old but should piss you all off!
    By MO Halen in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 11.11.02, 04:26 PM
  2. Something to piss everyone off...
    By lance watts in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 09.03.02, 12:25 PM
  3. HOW EDDIE CAN REALLY PISS US OFF!!
    By jonjuan in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08.26.02, 07:25 AM
  4. How Many People Want Vince To Post Planet Us?
    By mattjw01 in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05.20.02, 10:29 PM
  5. I'm gonna piss some people off with this post
    By eddie prodigy in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03.26.02, 03:36 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •