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    They can either:

    a) reunite with Dave

    or

    b) quit

    Everyone (I mean EVERYONE) wants to see DLR back in the band. To put anything else but Dave back in the band would be suicide. Hell, we all wanted to see Dave back with them when they hired what's-his-name to be the singer.

    Dave's solo albumn was really good, and if you've heard bootlegs or attended a DLR Band show when he did all the old VH classics, you know there cannot be anything but Dave. If it's the case, Eddie needs to swallow his pride and do either one of the above, because let's face another fact...Eddie wears the VH pants, it's up to him whether or not they get back together. You can have VH w/o Mike or even Alex. We've seen you can have VH w/o Dave, but Eddie is VH, and his word is GOD.

    So what is it Eddie? Dave or quit?

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    yes we would like to see dlr back, but i think in the long run it wont last with dave(i hope it does)right now it would have to be dave or sammy, if not those two i think if they went with a 4th singer either s. bach or david coverdale. but hopefuly they worked everything out and they will rock on for more years to come.
    van halen shall return. what you think is nothing might be something after all.

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    I think Van Halen ran themselves out of options by not killing the Dave rumors from the start. Of course there's a reason they didn't, namely that they did try to work with Dave again. As it stands we don't know what has kept them from taking their collaboration to the next level. But a good portion of the lack of acceptance afforded to Gary was dangling Dave in the fans' faces and then not delivering. This time Dave has been dangled in our faces for 10 times as long, so if VH suddenly comes out with another singer, the level of acceptance will be even worse than it was in 98. I firmly believe that even if they wanted to bring Sammy back, they would have to kill the Dave possibility publicly, and then leave a period of time open for the fans to cool off.

    This topic has been up for a day and a half. Let's see if sending it to the Opinions forum can light a fire under it. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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    <blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Glenn:
    I think Van Halen ran themselves out of options by not killing the Dave rumors from the start. Of course there's a reason they didn't, namely that they did try to work with Dave again. As it stands we don't know what has kept them from taking their collaboration to the next level. But a good portion of the lack of acceptance afforded to Gary was dangling Dave in the fans' faces and then not delivering. This time Dave has been dangled in our faces for 10 times as long, so if VH suddenly comes out with another singer, the level of acceptance will be even worse than it was in 98. I firmly believe that even if they wanted to bring Sammy back, they would have to kill the Dave possibility publicly, and then leave a period of time open for the fans to cool off.

    This topic has been up for a day and a half. Let's see if sending it to the Opinions forum can light a fire under it. [img]smile.gif[/img]
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    I believe there is some good insight in that statement. Why would they kill rumors that they are trying to make come true. I am continually amazed at the fact that many posters here continue to think VH is screwing us when there are reasonable, simple explanations that are just as, if not more, likely to be true than the VH hates us conspiracy. Based on the level of devotion of Dave's fans, and the uproar that has resulted every other time they've gone public with information, I believe silence IS the best policy from them. Unless they completely give up on working with Dave, they shouldn't release any info or statement until there is an album in the can with a release date and a tour about to go. Even a simple statement like "we are trying to work it out with Dave, but things have come up, we are still hopeful" would set off a firestorm among the true fans, and then Dave would come out with something inane to protect his image, and a flame war would erupt, which would set everything back again. The fact is, all people want to hear is that Dave is back, here are the dates of the release and tour. Anything less, forget it, it will get picked at and picked at and will backfire. And you are right, if Dave is out they need to make a clear statement with what the plan is and give it at least a year before ANYTHING is done.

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    After so many years in this debate.. I've given up on the 2 dimensional thinking on the future of VH.

    I'd love to see Dave back... that would be cool.

    But I also know there's an unlimited amount of possibilities beyond VH's past that could even surpass what was...

    Open minds... are a terrible thing to waste!!
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    <blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Zahzoo:
    After so many years in this debate.. I've given up on the 2 dimensional thinking on the future of VH.

    I'd love to see Dave back... that would be cool.

    But I also know there's an unlimited amount of possibilities beyond VH's past that could even surpass what was...

    Open minds... are a terrible thing to waste!!
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    Personally, I agree 100%. I'd like to see Dave back, and if the new music is good, and innovative, I'll be very happy and hope it lasts. Not as happy as I would have been if Sammy stayed, but that's water under the bridge.

    BUT, I don't think that Dave is a long term solution. IMO, I don't think Dave can be innovative anymore, and I don't want VH turning into AC/DC, releasing the same album over and over, with the occassional surprise tune or album that is great. I still think there is a 4th singer out there who can serve this band very well into the future, and I'm hoping...

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    <blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Bahnzo:
    Everyone (I mean EVERYONE) wants to see DLR back in the band.<hr></blockquote>

    Here's the hole in your theory big enough to shove all of the lies, deceptions, and misleading actions that have come out of the Van Halen camp since 1996 through:

    I want to see Sammy back in the band.

    So much for everyone (you mean EVERYONE), huh? [img]smile.gif[/img]
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    Sammy or the grave

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    Sammy or the grave? Better get out your shovel.
    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

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    Sammy IS the grave.
    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

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    I feel pretty good for a corpse, no?

    (and no, I'm not trying to claim I'm Sammy)
    "Just once I'd like to do the right thing and not get punished for it."

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    <blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by FORD:
    Sammy IS the grave.<hr></blockquote>

    Without a doubt

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    Lead Singer #4 is the grave.
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    Originally posted by FORD:
    Sammy IS the grave.
    Ford, that's just your opinion!

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    No album with ANY singer is the grave. I hear Gene Simmon's has a few coffins for sale.
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