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    I think everyone agrees that VH3 was not a good Van Halen album (good for a band like Collective Soul, horrible for Van Halen). What scares me is how bad the album would have been if Mitch Malloy had not backed out in 1996. Gary was a much better fit with Van Halen (I can't believe I just typed that!)in my opinion than Mitch Malloy.

    Would VH3 have sold as many albums as it did if Malloy was the singer and not Gary? Would the Van Halen name have been tarnished permanently? Would Warner Bros. have released an album with him in the first place?
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    The only way Van Halen could have sold an album after 1996 is if the album was actually Van HALEN.

    Once they went on world wide TV with the real band, no substitute was going to suffice. Even a GOOD album with another singer would have only sold to sheep.
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    Originally posted by Walter Payton #34:
    Would VH3 have sold as many albums as it did if Malloy was the singer and not Gary? Would the Van Halen name have been tarnished permanently? Would Warner Bros. have released an album with him in the first place?
    WB would have released it. It wouldn't really have mattered who the singer was at that point.

    As for it's success... depends on what it would have sounded like. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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    I've never heard Mitch Malloy sing so I really can't say. Since he was less known then Cherone, maybe people wouldn't have expected as much. Shit, I don't know.

    I do know that this couldn't have done worse with his stage presence then Gary. (ex. Sydney show)
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