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    Hi all,
    I promised a cool interview a while back with Eric Martin (Mr. Big).

    It's online now:
    http://www.melodicrock.com/interviews/ericmartin.html

    It's in depth and quite detailed and Eric talks about his audition for VH vocalist before Sammy Hagar eventually got the job.
    Should raise a laugh or two.

    Let me know what you think.

    Best regards,
    Andrew.

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    Very interesting interview Andrew! It would have been interesting if Eric made an album with VH, he's a good singer.

    I like Eric Martin, it's a shame that Mr. Big broke up, their last album Actual Size was great.
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    WAAAAYYYYYY to long Andrew! This is a halen site. Interested in the halen tidbits. halen halen halen. Ten minutes of stuff thats not halen to get to a few paragraphs with halen in it. Great interview with whats his name, very candid, but dang.

    Anywhoo, great interview.

    (The stuff with halen is about 2/3 down the page on your browsers scroll bar folks [img]graemlins/sssh.gif[/img] If you click the scroll 26 times from the top of the page, it should put you right there)
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    Or...
    You can go to the page and hit Control-F and type Van Halen. That'll take you straight there [img]smile.gif[/img]

    Best regards,
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    I remember reading an interview where Ed and Sam were getting in an elevator somewhere and ran into Eric Martin's manager. He apologized to Sam because Eric couldn't use any of the songs that Sam had wrote for him. Eddie was pissed.
    Well that liquor in the night-time leaves strange memories. Seems a lifetime, since yesterday...

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    Forget Eric Martin as the singer.....they need someone a bit more manly.
    Not that Eric is a bad singer, he's great, but a little too feminin for my tastes.

    Why not Dave Meniketti from Y&T?

    I've had the guy on My radio show....and he is one of the best voaclists I have ever heard! He could do the Dave and Sammy era easily.

    Unfortunatey I asked him if he would and his answer was something like this....."Well the guys in VanHalen are friends and great guys, but I know the situation up there, and I just don't need the drama in My life."

    He also looks great for a guy thats been around the block a few times. And he's a better guitar player than Sammy, so maybe he could scare Eddie into playing better [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img]

    He's playing here in San Jose in a couple of weeks at this big outdoor shindig the city is planning.....if Your in town check him out.

    Plus he's cool......like Michael Anthony cool....
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    Well, that was kinda shocking for me..
    They didn't get along too well.
    I'm not sure if I am supposed to do this (legally etc) but I found a site which has some cool photos of the band @ Hard Rock Cafe after their farewell gigs. (In Japan)
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    All I can say is thank god that "mo" didn't join the mighty VH, that dude is way more fruitier than Cherone is. You think Cherone was bad in VH, this dude would've sunk them faster than the Titanic (clever eh? ). Plus he sings like a chick. NO THANKS!!!

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    Hey Rod,
    In defence of Eric - check out some MP3 samples onmy site from his new album.
    Seriously rocks and Eric sings harder than ever.
    You might change your opinion [img]smile.gif[/img]

    Best regards,
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    Originally posted by melodicrock:
    Hey Rod,
    In defence of Eric - check out some MP3 samples onmy site from his new album.
    Seriously rocks and Eric sings harder than ever.
    You might change your opinion [img]smile.gif[/img]

    Best regards,
    Andrew.
    Hey Andrew,

    I have a friend who likes Mr. Big and the vocals just bug the hell out of me. The music's not bad but the singing kills it for me. So, I have given this cat a chance, he just doesn't do anything for me. I just don't think he would've been a good fit for VH.

    Eddie needs a blues singer, I think it compliments his music better. Sammy had that bluesy vibe but he wrote too many pop ballads. If I get bored later I'll check out those mp3's. I try not to be close-minded, I give everything a chance (except rap and country).
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