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    Open Letter From David Lee Roth, October 2, 1996

    Open Letter From David Lee Roth


    October 2, 1996

    To whom this may concern,

    You've probably heard rumors that Van Halen and I will not be consummating our highly publicized reunion. And since neither Edward, Alex, nor Michael have corroborated or denied the gossip, I would like to go on record with the following: Eddie did it.

    It's no secret, nor am I ashamed of my unbashed rapture at the prospect of resurrecting the original Van Halen. A "couple of songs" was all I knew for sure when Edward and I got together three months ago to write them. At that time, the band tip-toed around me sprinkling sentiments like, "this isn't sure thing, Dave: this doesn't mean anything long term, Dave; we're still auditioning other singers, Dave." I was cool. I was happy. I was in the moment.

    The next thing I knew, the four of us are doing surprise walk-on at the MTV Awards. I told Edward at that time that I didn't think it was a good idea for the band to go to New York half-cocked; and that I didn't want to Imply by our presence that we were "back" if in fact it was just a quickle for old time's sake.

    Well ain't hind sight always 20/20...Had I asked for something in writing, this wouldn't have happened. Had I acknowledged the occasional icy grip in my stomach, maybe this wouldn't have happened. But I didn't. Like I said--rapture. And, I love these guys. Do I trust them? That question never entered my mind.

    Then, a series of events last week led me to discover at about the same time the press did, that the band, along with their manager, had already hired another lead singer, possibly as long as three months ago. I wonder how he felt the night of the MTV Awards. It certainly explains why on that night Edward looked as uncomfortable as a man who just signed a deal with The Devil. I can't think of a reason Edward would lie to me about being considered for the lead singer when he had already hired someone, and then let me appear on MTV under the impression that there was great likelihood that Van Halen and I were reuniting. As I said, I told him in no uncertain terms that I didn't want to do the MTV gig as a band unless we were in fact, a band.

    And so I apologize to my fans and my supporters, and to MTV. I was an unwitting participant in this deception. It sickens me that the "reunion" as seen on MTV was nothing more than a publicity stunt. If I am guilty of anything, I'm guilty of denial. I wanted to believe it just as much as anyone else. Those who know me know that trickery was never my style.
    Originally posted by Katydid

    Because I realize you all (the Roth Army) are a bunch of twisted, demented, beastility, porn loving, drug addicts and alcoholics and psycopaths. I guess Devil worshippers more aptly describe you.

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    Go get 'em Nick!

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    *checks the date*

    Thats right its 2005......

    old news!
    What do you mean i dont believe in god?
    I talk to him everyday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badhorsie551
    *checks the date*

    Thats right its 2005......

    old news!

    Check the date of the last original studio album by VAN HA___, and that should tell you something. All news concerning this band is old.
    Originally posted by Katydid

    Because I realize you all (the Roth Army) are a bunch of twisted, demented, beastility, porn loving, drug addicts and alcoholics and psycopaths. I guess Devil worshippers more aptly describe you.

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    who the hell is van halen?

    This isnt the hanson board?!
    What do you mean i dont believe in god?
    I talk to him everyday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badhorsie551
    who the hell is van halen?

    This isnt the hanson board?!
    Well they better suit your taste in music...
    Originally posted by Katydid

    Because I realize you all (the Roth Army) are a bunch of twisted, demented, beastility, porn loving, drug addicts and alcoholics and psycopaths. I guess Devil worshippers more aptly describe you.

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    Nick..Wassup? Rikk stopped by the other night here at the Links, I told him about the fine job Brett,Rikk,Van Squalen,Nick are doing, you guys are the Fantastic Four. If Rikk can find time away from the Sheep pen we should get him to do eats as well.

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    wow what great old news

    Quote Originally Posted by Nickdfresh
    Check the date of the last original studio album by VAN HA___, and that should tell you something. All news concerning this band is old.

    who cares ????? old news, Dave is not in the band, get over it.....Sammy may not be in the band at this point.


    unless things change i think the band is done.


    And No i do not want Dave back. I personally ( my own opinion) think he is done as a preformer. last time i saw him live it was less then enjoyable.

    i rather at this point enjoy all of the albums from Sammy and Dave i have not and just be thankful for what we have
    DAVE vs SAMMY

    People need to let this go.....it is like comparing an ex wife to your current wife...you can say how things would have be different if she were still here but she left you, so you moved on with your life.....


    Same with Van Halen...would they have liked to have Roth stay, yes...but he decided to leave so they moved on.......

    and the rest is history….. well until 1996……..lol

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    What was that Eddie's message about working in the studio with Al and Mikey once again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mishar McLeud
    What was that Eddie's message about working in the studio with Al and Mikey once again...


    shut up
    DAVE vs SAMMY

    People need to let this go.....it is like comparing an ex wife to your current wife...you can say how things would have be different if she were still here but she left you, so you moved on with your life.....


    Same with Van Halen...would they have liked to have Roth stay, yes...but he decided to leave so they moved on.......

    and the rest is history….. well until 1996……..lol

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    This is what happens with no NEW news.
    Sammy did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it.
    Michael did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it.
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    IAMA I am a stage hand for big mainstream artists. (self.IAmA)

    Q: who was the biggest douche that you have worked with?

    A: Eddie Van Halen hands down he threatened all the stage hands that if we wernt all pushed to the side when he got off stage that he would "bash our faces in"

    Now the new David-Lee-Roth-Van Halen album, “Tokyo Dome In Concert,” is available for purchase, and it’s super, super, super, super, super, super, crazy bad. - Doug Elfman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badhorsie551
    who the hell is van halen?
    This isnt the hanson board?!
    MMMMMMMMMMMbop BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAby!


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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyjbn
    shut up
    Yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mishar McLeud
    Yourself

    u need to be quiet, u did not comprehend little child what i was trying to say with my last post....why don't you go listen to the crappy VH3 cd again
    DAVE vs SAMMY

    People need to let this go.....it is like comparing an ex wife to your current wife...you can say how things would have be different if she were still here but she left you, so you moved on with your life.....


    Same with Van Halen...would they have liked to have Roth stay, yes...but he decided to leave so they moved on.......

    and the rest is history….. well until 1996……..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyjbn
    u need to be quiet, u did not comprehend little child what i was trying to say with my last post....why don't you go listen to the crappy VH3 cd again
    I'll listen too it on the way up to my dads. Thanks for the idea!
    Sammy did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it.
    Michael did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it.
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    Q: who was the biggest douche that you have worked with?

    A: Eddie Van Halen hands down he threatened all the stage hands that if we wernt all pushed to the side when he got off stage that he would "bash our faces in"

    Now the new David-Lee-Roth-Van Halen album, “Tokyo Dome In Concert,” is available for purchase, and it’s super, super, super, super, super, super, crazy bad. - Doug Elfman

 

 

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