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    Romeo Delight Grateful Ed's Avatar
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    Default Random, miniscule VH reference

    Last night, while watching Patriots Pre-game, Budweiser ran an ad...typical Bud ad - all-american images of farmers, cars, blue-collar workers, hot chicks hanging out with not-so-attractive dudes, and a couple of quick shots of a band jamming in a garage in middle-America. On the second shot of the garage band (very quick cuts - MTV style), I could swear I saw something familiar. So I hit rewind on the Tivo, then went forward frame-by-frame. Sure enough, one of the guys in the garage band was playing a EVH-red and white striped guitar. I couldn't make out the entire headstock, but it looked like a Kramer. The guy actually looked a little like Ed, but the shot wasn't clear enough to tell for sure (note to self: get HDTV).

    It was a really close replication. I wonder if Ed's lawyers will do anything. Could be a big pay-day for him, since Bud's pockets are so deep. You'd assume they'd be smart enough not to do that without permission, but maybe b/c it was such a quick shot (maybe a second long) they figured no one would figure it out. They didn't count on crazy VH freaks with too much time and NO real f'ing news about their favorite band!

    If Ed sues and gets some cake, think I can get a finders fee?!!!
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    Finder's fee - me thinks not, but a cool reference. If I did watch the pregame show I probably wouldn't have seen it. Nice find
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    The best Van Halen news we've heard in a year.
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    I saw it too.... But I did not need tivo to verify it.
    Just go for it!

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    I think Ed should take it as the compliment it is. Not too many moments like this left for him.

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    I actually find it rediculous when artists get their lawers involved against people who show them some fucking tribute. It's not like they're ripping off his guitar pattern and selling it under his name, it's a damn gesture towards the band's influence and it's importance in the music history.

    Why I've never heard of ZW putting his fans down for using bullseye pattern like on any random thing they want? I recall some dude calling EVH and asking whether he could use stripped guitar in a tribute video to major guitar heroes (or something), and out of all guys Ed was the only one to reply with something like "Eh? What the fuck, piss off you jerk". No wonder why Sam can't get along with him anymore. Like if anyone else can.

 

 

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