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    pardon me if this has been discussed before, but I haven't seen it...

    It's well documented that Mike and Sam are buds, and based on the recent pics, still seems to like Gary well enough...

    The question is what does he think of DLR, and did they get along while Dave was is the band back in the day?

    I guess we can read into the fact that he didn't join Dave on stage durign the Sam & Dave tour, but is he actually on record with an opinion either way?

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    I've heard comments made by Mike about DLR, and they aren't nice. I've also heard DLR refer to Mike as "the other guy."

    I don't know how their relationship was back in the day, but I don't think Mike cares for DLR too much anymore.
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    We'll probably never know. If he does like Dave, he's not going to say it out loud if he cares about his spot in VH. I remember reading an interview that Mike gave and they talked about playing with Sam on the Sam and Dave Tour. The interviewer asked Mike what the brothers thought about that, and his reply was "They told me it was fine as long as I didn't play with Dave."
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    Actually, we do know, Wray, in the sense of knowing anything gossip-wise from the Van Halen camp. There's enough recorded comments from Mike to give a clear indication he doesn't particularly care for Dave.

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    One thing specifically I heard Mikey talk about was Dave's vocals, and how he didn't care for them.

    However, after Gary left the band, it didn't seem like Mikey was too opposed to having DLR back in the band. I have a tape of Mike performing with Hot For Teacher, and he's having the time of his life playing those old DLR era songs. I'm sure he would have been fine if things would have worked out in 2001 with Dave. You put all that personal shit aside when it comes to business. Atleast you do if your name isn't Alex or Edward.
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    Mike says what the brothers tell him to say, Squalen. He knows as well as anyone that if he says something they don't like, he's out.

    So, I'll reiterate. We'll probably never know.

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    Mikey's a mindless drone, we've heard the drill before, kid.

    I'll reiterate too. 'We' know as much as we want to, apparently.

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    I personally think that Mike doesn't give a shit. The brother's apparently had an issue with his relationship with Sam, but he still stayed true to his friend while givin the brothers the finger. Mike's a bigger man then some people think.
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    Mindless drone? Your words, not mine. I wouldn't go that far, but Mike loves VH. When you have two control freaks like Ed and Al running the show, you either do it their way, or leave. We've seen that with three different singers.

    Don't go getting pissy just because my opinion doesn't align with yours, Squalen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuckaInA3Piece
    I personally think that Mike doesn't give a shit. The brother's apparently had an issue with his relationship with Sam, but he still stayed true to his friend while givin the brothers the finger. Mike's a bigger man then some people think.
    Agreed.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again. Mikey is the coolest cat in this band, past or present.

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    LOL...I'm not pissy, Wray. For a kid who preaches intellectual clarity as much as you do, you often stick your head in the sand when it comes to poor, often-maligned Diamond Dave.

    He's not misunderstood. He is who he is. Basic textbook observation. Doesn't take a rocket scientist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuckaInA3Piece
    I personally think that Mike doesn't give a shit. The brother's apparently had an issue with his relationship with Sam, but he still stayed true to his friend while givin the brothers the finger. Mike's a bigger man then some people think.

    Yeah, I guess Ed gave Mike the OK to play onstage with Sammy while the video screen showed a franky guitar being sawed in half while they played POUNDCAKE ......LOL

    I think Mike is a lot more independant now. He has nothing to prove, he's never gonna be broke, he'll always be able to jam with another band if he gets the urge.....But I also think he is diplomatic and purposely doesn't slam the brothers out of repsect to them and their long history together as bandmates, much like he has been diplomatic regarding Sam, Dave and Gary....

    It's probably an awkward situation for a seemingly nice person to be put in the position that he is in.....basically the only sane person in the middle of constant drama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen
    LOL...I'm not pissy, Wray. For a kid who preaches intellectual clarity as much as you do, you often stick your head in the sand when it comes to poor, often-maligned Diamond Dave.

    He's not misunderstood. He is who he is. Basic textbook observation. Doesn't take a rocket scientist.
    We all have our biases, Squalen. Some simply take them to a different level. I'm no more biased towards Dave then you are against him.

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    I read that Mike doesn't like Dave, he was really opposed to Dave getting back in Van Halen in 1996. Mike didn't jam at all with Dave's band live on the Sam and Dave tour, but he played with Sammy. That says something I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenpaw
    Yeah, I guess Ed gave Mike the OK to play onstage with Sammy while the video screen showed a franky guitar being sawed in half while they played POUNDCAKE ......LOL
    Yes, Greenpaw. I'm sure they had the ability to see things ahead of time.

 

 

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