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    Default The Other Half: Sam's new VH Tribute band

    From the Cabo Wabo reports I've read, it seems that Sammy has launched a new band called "The Other Half" with Mike, Vic Johnson and David Lauser. This new outfit plays only VH material, including a few Dave songs - apparently they made their debut this week in Cabo, playing the cool setlist Vince posted.

    I thought this deserved its own thread if Sam is actually going to present it as a band with its own name. "The Othe Half" implies...the other half of VH. It says something about the state of VH and how they don't expect the band to reunite any time soon. Sammy forming his own VH tribute band. Nothing surprises me anymore, but this doesn't make me feel good about the remote possiblity of some new VH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer
    From the Cabo Wabo reports I've read, it seems that Sammy has launched a new band called "The Other Half" with Mike, Vic Johnson and David Lauser. This new outfit plays only VH material, including a few Dave songs - apparently they made their debut this week in Cabo, playing the cool setlist Vince posted.

    I thought this deserved its own thread if Sam is actually going to present it as a band with its own name. "The Othe Half" implies...the other half of VH. It says something about the state of VH and how they don't expect the band to reunite any time soon. Sammy forming his own VH tribute band. Nothing surprises me anymore, but this doesn't make me feel good about the remote possiblity of some new VH.

    It's certainly one hell of a threshold to cross if it's true. I don't see a mention of this on the official Red Rocker site. Where is this report coming from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum
    It's certainly one hell of a threshold to cross if it's true. I don't see a mention of this on the official Red Rocker site. Where is this report coming from?
    Yup, it's at Redrocker.com...look under news...click on the birthday bash stuff...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum
    It's certainly one hell of a threshold to cross if it's true. I don't see a mention of this on the official Red Rocker site. Where is this report coming from?
    It is on this page...


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    Hmm....three different incarnations of Waborita jam.

    The Other Half. "in its purest form, no recorded keyboards or backing vocals."

    Agree with Scum, it IS quite a threshold to cross.

    Still, a mini tour from The Other Half, playing exclusive Van Halen sets, assuming that's in the cards for places other than Cabo San Lucas, is something I'll be there for.

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    Heck, we want to hear VH tunes live, Sam and Mikey are willing to play them for us, I say cool! Sounds like a good thing to me.

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    Sammy sucks. I guess the name, "Hey remember me? I was the singer of Van Halen and now no one will buy my new Jimmy Buffett stuff because it is lame" is just too long. Van Halen songs without Eddie is like the Bulls without Michael Jordan.

    And how does his guitarist feel? I bet he hates being constantly measured up to Eddie, and now he has to play even more of his songs. Good luck on those solos, dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashe
    Eddie, when Sammy calls you again for another reunion tour, hang up.
    Hey, if Eddie would get his f'n finger out & call, there'd be no problem.
    It's Mikey that I feel sorry for...aside from feeling sorry for myself, as I just can't see Van Halen ever releasing anything meaningful ever again.


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    I like the idea. Play on, Sam.

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    Wow. Pretty interesting. And they included Dave-era material as well. Pretty wild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashe
    Sammy sucks. I guess the name, "Hey remember me? I was the singer of Van Halen and now no one will buy my new Jimmy Buffett stuff because it is lame" is just too long. Van Halen songs without Eddie is like the Bulls without Michael Jordan.
    At least Sammy is willing to get out there in front of the audiences to play the shit......EVEN THE DAVE ERA-STUFF!!.

    And how does his guitarist feel? I bet he hates being constantly measured up to Eddie, and now he has to play even more of his songs. Good luck on those solos, dude.
    Ever consider that Vic probably LIKES Eddie's music, may have even be influenced by Eddie, and probably is enjoying (as far as he is concerned) the best fucking job on the planet? Imagine getting PAID to play some of your favorite shit to kickin' party atmosphere filled with women and booze. Somehow I get the feeling that NO ONE at Cabo Wabo is walking to him and saying, "what an asshole you are for fucking up 'Spanish Fly'!"

    Yeah, I'm sure Vic is hating life. "That Dutch bastard.....<grumble, grumble>"

    Eddie, when Sammy calls you again for another reunion tour, hang up.
    Again..... Don't you worry your little head about that. Until Eddie smokes his final loon, it won't ever happen.
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    who cares about the chicago bulls, when you have the chicago white sox!!! EH?

    VH music without Ed, is a shame, however it's a shame that Van Halen as a band will most likely not continue making new music or playing old music live..

    Us Sammy era VH fans will take whatever type of new/live music that comes our way.
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    Maybe that's Sam and Mikes way of staying fresh with the material. They more than likely know something we don't.
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    If Ed and Alex don't want to play these song live, then let Sam and Mike carry the VH torch. It may be dim but it's still burning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raldo
    If Ed and Alex don't want to play these song live, then let Sam and Mike carry the VH torch. It may be dim but it's still burning.

    except that when you hear them play it, there's something seriously missing...
    VH music is like a finely tuned ferrari..not that its impossible to play, but like the ferrari, it doesnt get good until your redlining and pushing it to its limits..
    unfortunately, being guitar-based music, w/ no disrespect to Vic, there's only one man who can drive like that.
    And when you hear these guys playing it, its obvious.
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