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    Default What happened with Cherone...

    This is just a quick topic for MY information because i just don't know...

    i remember very vividly how from 1996-1998 all you heard out of Eddie's mouth was how great Cherone was (he was his musical soul-mate; his voice is like an angel; he has big balls ??? haha, j/k)... things were great...

    so they put out an album, tour behind it, appear to be having a lot of fun...

    then they go back into the studio to start a new album (around 1999?) and actually put out a list of new songs they've made...

    then all of a sudden, BOOM, Cherone is out because of "amiacable (whatever that word is) differences"... now i'll admit, that was a time when i lost interest in VH; but i never did find out what exactly happened... Why exactly did they split? have the REAL reasons even been reported? just wondering what you guys know/speculate because as i was thinking the other day; i know i wasnt that big of a fan of Cherone in the band (mainly because of the way he acted on stage [GAY]) but man, they were at least making music/having fun/touring... i'd rather pull for them with Cherone than to not have them playing at all!

    thanks!!

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    Speaking of gay.
    Paul Stanley wins the "most gay-like hetero guy on stage"-contest without hesitation.
    Still like KISS though

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    I think Gary was the smartest one in the band and he new that he would never be accepted by the public.

    When I listen to the boots from that tour, his voice was amazing. The way he sang, "Lord, strike that poor boy down"... I understand if people didn't want to call them Van Halen, but they were one of the best bands I have ever heard live. But like most fans here, I heard the album first and had a hard time getting into it...then I saw gary grab his ass,...but now that many years have passed...I realize what a great band VH3 was...I only recently downloaded TWILY and it is one of my favs...not hard core VH...but a good song in general.

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    You hit the nail on the head...CHERONE WAS GAY~!
    For real no joke. A homosexual. While I don't think he was hitting on Ed or the guys, I do believe that once it was common knowledge it became an "issue". Probably not a bad dude. In fact Extreme's Pornographitie album was actually pretty heavy. Nuno Rocked! Great song called "Get the Funk out" ruled. But the album mainly got airplay for the homo "More than words" ballad that was the hit. In any case. He was gay, they were not. I believe it played a part to some degree. But that's just me, I wasn't there.
    Concert attendance was not great etiher. On a side note; I personally would love a little solo project from Ed. Hell even a little 4 song EP with just him and a few riffs or solos he's had laying around forever I think would kick ass. But for some reason he chooses the path he's on, and I'm just not sure what path that is.

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    Dose any know for a fact, if he is gay.
    Live by the VH attitude, die by the VH attitude.
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    Probably a lot to do with < 500,000 record sales of III...

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    Gay or no, they simply alienated the better part of their fanbase, and
    that hit the brothers where it hurt - I'm sure that had as much to do
    with it as anything. They baited the fans with a dave reunion, and then
    added insult to injury by hiring Capt. Cheese Whiz. I'm sure he's a nice
    guy, but that's the problem; nice guys finish last.

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    First off, I dont think Gary Cherone is gay. IF anything this topic is gay.

    Second, Even if he was gay, who fucking cares. Rob Halford is gay, Freddie Mercury was gay, those guys kicked ass.

    As far as I've heard, Gary is a very Conservative republican. so why would he be a republican if he were gay.

    Cherone was gone because WB told Ed and Al to get Sam back or get Dave back or Get the Fuck out. And as you can see, the couldn't get one of the 2 back and WB showed them the door.

    I think it says alot about Ed and Al. They could have kept gary and sold 500,00 to Million records on a smaller label and been fine. but they obviously thought that they could convince Sam or Dave to come back and it backfired in thier face. Thats the truth. If they REALLY Believed in what they were doing then they would have kept gary and made some more good albums. Thats right, I said it. III was good. Not Great, but good.

    whatever...
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    Some of you homos don't seem to have a clue.

    That aside, mistere, I'm not so sure it was about money. The band didn't behave in a way that made it seem that way. They sat on their asses for five years following Gary's departure.

    At the time, they were pretty deep into a second album. At least one of the songs from that ended up on the EP that Gary put out shortly thereafter. Don't forget, Gary quit. From what he's said, he didn't like trying to fill big shoes and really wanted to go in a different direction. Gary seems to have been searching for a voice, as the stuff he's just recently put out is very different than anything he's done.

    When VH tries to change their sound, we get things like HMSI.

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    Many differing opinions on this one from amicable split to WB forcing the issue. Only the band knows I guess. A part of the reason certainly was the luke warm reception of 3 but the band was still nearing completion of a second record with Gary. Why shut the door when a new record was on it's way? I bet those tunes would have been better than anything we got from the new BOBW compilation.
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    I don't know, but I hear they might be doing the next "Rockstar".
    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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    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"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheresOnlyOneWay
    I don't know, but I hear they might be doing the next "Rockstar".


    You don't say.

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    I'm not sure it was about $$, but it looks that way to me.
    They were soulmates until the album tanked and the tour went belly up.
    Half of the 2nd effort was likely in the can from the 3 sessions and any work
    following the tour was probably as much thumb twiddling as anything else -
    Gary got frustrated and bailed. Sam was pissed, they didn't want Dave -
    so there was no cash grab to be had at the time, but they knew promoting
    another album and tour from a band with dwindling support was commercial
    death. So they sit on their asses until enuff time passes to forgive and
    forget and then make good on the cash grab with a bogus best of and tour.
    Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe this topic is gay.

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    I honestly am stunned by some of the ignorance I witness on this site. Of course he is gay..that is why they let him in the band in the first place...he worked his way in, if you know what I mean !! Hell..I say some of us REAL men get together and find out his homo address and pay that queer a visit, and make him pay for all of his sins!! Jump ropin' Jesus people..are you kidding me?? Even if the guy is gay....it has nothing to do with him being in..or out of the band!!!

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    "Second, Even if he was gay, who fucking cares. Rob Halford is gay, Freddie Mercury was gay, those guys kicked ass."

    I don't know how much ass they kick, but they sure can pound it when they wish to!!
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