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    Default Sammy is "retired" according to Neil Schon

    Check out the interview with Schon at www.melodicrock.com
    'Old Van Halen, when I was in it-classic Van Halen-makes you wanna drink, dance and screw, right? And the new Van Halen encourages you to drink milk, drive a Nissan and have a relationship.' - David Lee Roth.

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    Sammy stated about 3 years ago in Guitar World that touring is getting tougher on him through time and since he's pushing 60, it doesn't surprise me.
    Bobby Cohn: Who's going to be at Waynestock?
    Wayne Campbell: Um, uh...Aerosmith & Pearl Jam!
    Garth Algar: Ha ha ha ha ho!
    Bobby: Who else?
    Garth: Uh, me...and...and Wayne...
    Wayne: ...and uh...VAN HALEN!!!
    Garth: Wow. Van Halen. Who else?
    Bobby: Yeah, who else?
    Wayne: Uh, an old man fashioning a kayak out of a log?

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    BW&BK: You mean Planet Us. With Van Halen in limbo is Planet Us going to come back?
    NS: “I think pretty much Sammy is retired. I saw him in Vegas a couple of weeks ago and we jammed and had some fun. We talked a little bit about doing this and that, but he's hanging out in Cabo and he nets a lot of money off of his tequila every year. He's got a beautiful house down there and he digs hanging out with his kids. I'm not saying he's done playing, but I think he's slowed down a lot his touring and that kind of stuff.”


    Just sounds like he's taking it easy to me...
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    My advice is to go for the alien abduction story. Look bemused, dishevelled and on the verge of tears as you recount your story of intrusive and degrading medical tests.
    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
    Alternatively just walk in and inform everyone that alcoholism is indeed a disease and that they should be less judgemental and perhaps a little more supportive."
    - graeme on the addiction to this place.

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    (creak -door opening)

    here comes DLR!
    let's be real...EVH was GOD

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    For a retired guy, he's pretty damn active. We already know a new Wabo album and tour is in the works for next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen
    For a retired guy, he's pretty damn active. We already know a new Wabo album and tour is in the works for next year.
    Yeah, I think by the same standards George Lucas is retired, too...left Hollywood to do his own thing, built an empire, loves his kids, chillin, making top grossing movies...yup, retired.
    "I write and play music for a living, I'm not a businessman. It seems like all attorneys ever do is stir up trouble. They create problems that never existed and ream you for half your money, then they try to fix what they started and nail ya for whatever money you got left. I'll tell ya, man, I don't see how these guys sleep at night." --Edward Van Halen

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    Entertainers never truly retire. They just eventually die.

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    I don't think a pro muso could just call it quit or retire after 20-30 years of constant touring, recording etc, they wouldn't be able to handle doing nothing, EVH is another story altogether though, so don't even go there.

    Scott.

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    Them Halen' bros. are the ones who are retired.

    Sammy is enjoying life, as he should. Good for him !

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    Who gives a shit?

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    Wouldn't it be great to be Sammy?
    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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    Neal is wrong for sure. I don't believe that Sammy is retired.
    Right Now you're reading my post!


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    Quote Originally Posted by riddick
    I don't think a pro muso could just call it quit or retire after 20-30 years of constant touring, recording etc, they wouldn't be able to handle doing nothing, EVH is another story altogether though, so don't even go there.

    Scott.
    Damn! I was going to post about Eddie.
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    I just hope I age as well as he does, I drink enough Cabo, I am hoping that is the secret.. Ed may need to switch, the wine isnt helping...
    Sam, Dave,Gary... who cares. its all about what makes you feel good.

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    Good for Sam. His slowing down is more than what Ed does.

    By the way, musicians don't die.....they just....decompose.

    That was a quote our grade school music teacher had up on the wall. I never forgot it.
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