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    VH is unique in that Ed has always ruled over whatever he wants, I have never seen a band the caliber of VH that revolved around the guitarist. Normally it's the singer that has all the say and fucks everyone (i.e. Axle 'let's fuckem all' Rose) leaving them high and dry. I think a small part of it has to do with the fact the band carries his name but you have to admit, it's pretty rare.

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    I thought you were going to ask me

    "Who wears the pants in your family?"

    You or your wife?

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    Truth be told , I think you'd find that Al is the VH pants wearer ! Even going back to the club days , Al made most of the marketing and advertising decisions . I'm sure Eddie has plenty of input , but Al seems to have more influence over Ed and the band than anyone else .
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    A few that come to mind,

    Ritchie Blackmore
    Ted Nugent
    Tony Iommi
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodewijk5150
    Truth be told , I think you'd find that Al is the VH pants wearer ! Even going back to the club days , Al made most of the marketing and advertising decisions . I'm sure Eddie has plenty of input , but Al seems to have more influence over Ed and the band than anyone else .
    True and he never liked it when Ed did outside projects, of course at the time Ed was happy go lucky and loved doing that sort of thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericgtr
    True and he never liked it when Ed did outside projects, of course at the time Ed was happy go lucky and loved doing that sort of thing.

    I agree...I also don't think Eddie starting "trying" to wear the pants until Balance. Until then, he gave in a lot, and I think that's why he eventually went a little nuts...He had a lot of pent up anger and frustration...then came 3.
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    I actally think that it was Roth that wore the pants initially and then Sam. One comment that Sam made coming into Van Halen was that he was shocked at how little they knew about the music business. For some reason that quote always stuck in my head. I know it is coming from their perspectives, but if you read Sam and Dave's books they come across as the quarterbacks, not the Van Halen brothers. And Mike comes across as the water boy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel
    I actally think that it was Roth that wore the pants initially and then Sam. One comment that Sam made coming into Van Halen was that he was shocked at how little they knew about the music business. For some reason that quote always stuck in my head. I know it is coming from their perspectives, but if you read Sam and Dave's books they come across as the quarterbacks, not the Van Halen brothers. And Mike comes across as the water boy.
    Exactly. Alex couldn't and can't run shit including his marriages.

    Dave and Sammy ran the show.

    I remember Sammy saying as well after Roth left that "They were standing around like they didn't know what to do."

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    It's Mike that runs the show,just think about it.
    He fired Dave when he tryed to replace him.

 

 

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