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    35 years ago this month, Van Halen released their eponymously titled debut album. The sound was new, and they built on that sound to become on of the biggest bands of the '80s and '90s. We haven't heard much from them lately, but recently we caught up with Edward Van Halen himself, and got to spend some time with him discussing the past, present and future.

    Interviewer: So, Eddie, how are you doing?
    Eddie Van Halen: Oh, you know, I can't complain. I've been taking some time off from working on the new album and just kind of, you know, taking it easy.
    I: a new album? That's great. I didn't realise that the band was still recording. It's been, what, some 16 years since Van Halen's last album.
    EVH: Yeah, well, you know, these things take time. I really want to make sure that what we put out there is something that will be a worthwhile addition to our catalogue. You know, we've been searching for a new label since we split from Warner Brothers back in 2002. I've just been working pretty steady - I've got about 21 albums worth of material recorded, we just need to find someone who can come in and put down the vocals for us.
    I: 21 albums worth of material? That's quite a bit. Has it been just you and Alex working on it, or have you had different bass players come in to handle those chores?
    EVH: Well, to tell you the truth, Alex hasn't really been very involved at all - just a few things here and there. He just wants to take it easy and make sure his neck is healed before the tour.
    I: And when will that be?
    EVH: Sometime after the album is ready we will announce a tour.
    I: What about Mike? Have you talked with him lately?
    EVH: Mike's fine. You know, he's been playing with Sammy Hagar's band for a few years now but he's still in Van Halen as far as I'm concerned. Hey, you wouldn't happen to have his number, would you?
    I: Uh, no. Speaking of Sammy, have you chatted with him or Dave lately?
    EVH: Ah, f**k. Dave and I get together every once in a while to try things out, but we're just not on the same page really. Sammy - well, listen, you know, Sammy burned a lot of f**kin' bridges when he left this band, you know? I keep reading about him running his mouth off saying I oughtta apologise to him, but f**k, man, I ain't apologising for sh*t, you know? He was the one that wanted to go solo - I didn't push him in that direction. Jan De Bont tried to get us to work together back in '05 when he was making "Twister II", but Sammy kept saying "Eddie's gotta apologize" and all that sh*t, and I just said "f**k it", you know, I'm not about to grovel to get him back in this band - it's not worth it.
    I: Wow, sounds like you and he are just not on good terms. How does it work then with Wolfgang dating his daughter?
    EVH: Look, I don't know where you heard that sh*t - they are not dating. After we had to move out back in 2008, I found some of Sammy's sh*t in storage, and I had Wolfgang take it over to them. He met her and they ended up being friends and all and he went with her to a dance last year, that's all - just friends. Sh*t, he's five years older than her, you know?
    I: Okay. Since you lost 5150 in the divorce, have you considered building a new studio?
    EVH: You're in it, man. Back the BMW out and you've got a studio.
    (Suddenly the door opens and in steps Alex Van Halen)
    Alex: Hey, bro, doin' an interview?
    EVH: Yeah, man, talkin' 'bout the band. Wanna join us?
    AVH: Nah, man, I gotta get these divorce papers downtown before I fly out to Vegas to meet Val'ri. I think the ceremony's at 2. I just popped in to see if I left any beer in your fridge.
    EVH: Don't think so, but help yourself.
    (Alex pops into the house, and then right back out)
    AVH: You're right, nothing there. I'll have to see if I can grab a six somewhere along the way. See ya.
    EVH: Okay man, go get her!
    (Alex leaves)
    I: Wow, Alex is looking good. Working out?
    EVH: F**k if I know. If he is, it's probably in bed.
    I: All right, back to Van Halen. So, how do you feel about Van Halen's not getting nominated for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame yet? Certainly you must feel your career should've been worth a look.
    EVH: Well, I say f**k that bullsh*t. I don't know what goes on there, and I don't care. I mean, they let Sam and Dave in, but they don't even nominate Van Halen?
    I: It's like they've forgotten about you
    EVH: Yeah, you know, well I've forgotten about them, too.
    I: Maybe a new album will put you back in their minds?
    EVH: Maybe, we're trying real hard to come out with something that will pick up where we left off and continue moving the band forward. I still feel like I've got a lot of good music left in me and I want to share it with everybody out there.
    I: Well, we look forward to hearing from the band again and wish you the best of luck.
    EVH: All right, man, take care.

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    For how made up this is, it wouldn't be surprise if it happened.
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    It saddens me to think by the time we get to see how close BIlly is on this one, I'll be 42, bald as a nit, and probably weigh about 400 pounds!!

    And I still won't have that new damn album!
    A little zen....... Headed your way.......

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    Originally posted by Goo:
    It saddens me to think by the time we get to see how close BIlly is on this one, I'll be 42, bald as a nit, and probably weigh about 400 pounds!!

    And I still won't have that new damn album!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goo View Post
    It saddens me to think by the time we get to see how close BIlly is on this one, I'll be 42, bald as a nit, and probably weigh about 400 pounds!!

    And I still won't have that new damn album!
    Retro thread of the week, keep in mind this post is from 2002!:
    How close is this now Goo?
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    Nice digging.

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    Wow best recycle in a while.
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    It actually had me fooled for a while...

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    WOW! Goo is fat and bald now!!!
    Sings like a bird. Rocks like a pig.

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    lol.. well as predicted I'm 42 this year

    Not naturally bald yet but enough of a hole in it to say 'to hell with it' and shaved it off

    Still working on the 400 pound thing. Probably about the same as I was back then. Maybe +5 kilos. Hanging round the same.

    Short answer = fat enough lol
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    You're letting the team down.

    Have yourself another pie.

    Or three.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goo View Post
    lol.. well as predicted I'm 42 this year

    Not naturally bald yet but enough of a hole in it to say 'to hell with it' and shaved it off

    Still working on the 400 pound thing. Probably about the same as I was back then. Maybe +5 kilos. Hanging round the same.

    Short answer = fat enough lol
    At least you didnt end up dead brotha, let alone be able to see VH in Austrailia this summer.
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