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    Hey guys.

    First post. I was just listening to rock 99 in Salt Lake City. Let me sum up what I just heard, you guys may already know it...

    Apparently, Tod Rungren was asked to be the producer of the Van Halen Reunion album/tour. He said it was a couple of years ago and that he was in the same room with ALL of the original members of Van Halen. He said that Roth was told that he WAS the man.

    It was cancelled because of Ed's health AND,(yes, there was an AND there) because Ed wasn't entirely convinced of Roth's involvement in the project.

    I'm trying to be as precise as I can.

    Rock 99 will repeat this news again at 3:00pm MST. That's 5:00pm EST. They stream it LIVE, so go and check it out. Go to www.rock99.com. Up at the top of the page there's an icon that says "Listen, the mike is on." Click on that and you'll hear it.

    Let's see how accurate I was!!
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    Whoa! This is getting interesting!

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    THAT'S QUITE BELIEAVBLE, BUT A LOT OF THINGS HAVE HAPPENED SINCE THEN.
    I DON'T SEE A REUNION POSSIBLE AT THIS TIME.
    THA'TS TOO BAD.
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    Originally posted by dirtymovies:
    Whoa! This is getting interesting!
    I found it a bit interesting. I don't know if you're joking or not, but what WAS interesting was that the words came from Tod Rungren... there WAS some audio of HIM explaining the situation.

    Anyway, you guys make sure that you tune in and listen to it.

    [ July 26, 2002, 10:53 AM: Message edited by: ebmm_axis ]
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    So they had Todd saying this or a DJ repeating what he heard? If everyone has been so sworn to secrecy, why would Todd spill the beans? And really, does Todd have what it takes to produce a hard rocking album anymore?

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    Fuck the announcement! Didja check out their babe of the day?


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    Todd's opening for Hall and Oates these days [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img] , so who would be the BEST producer for a VH reunion with Dave, any thoughts?
    It's good to be the King or at least know him.

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    Originally posted by diamondD:
    So they had Todd saying this or a DJ repeating what he heard? If everyone has been so sworn to secrecy, why would Todd spill the beans? And really, does Todd have what it takes to produce a hard rocking album anymore?
    The DJ wasn't repeating it, there was some audio of Todd Rungren.

    Make sure ya tune in! I'm going to again because I was scrambling to turn up the volume here at work.
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    Originally posted by FH:
    Fuck the announcement! Didja check out their babe of the day?

    Hell yeah!
    Your favorite band sucks.

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    Who is Todd Rungren?
    "I could call it anything, but the only word I can think of is Brown. It's just a warm sound. Warm, big, majestic" - Eddie Van Halen on his Tone

    "Van Halen is definitely a ladies band, and Ive got the Polaroids to prove it". - David Lee Roth

    WOLFGANG did the IMPOSSIBLE, he brought back VAN HALEN, DEAL WITH IT.

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    Originally posted by ED-A-HOLIC:
    Who is Todd Rungren?
    he sang "I don't wanna work, I just wanna bang on my drums all day"

    or something like that
    Eat Us and Smile!

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    Todd would be an excellent producer I believe-

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    ...best-known songs the Carole King pastiche "I Saw the Light," the ballads "Hello, It's Me" and "Can We Still Be Friends," and the goofy novelty "Bang on the Drum All Day" suggest that he is a talented pop craftsman, but nothing more than that. On one level, that perception is true since he is undoubtedly a gifted pop songwriter, but at his core Rundgren is a rock & roll maverick. Once he had a taste of success with his 1972 masterwork Something/Anything?, Rundgren chose to abandon stardom and, with it, conventional pop music. He began a course through uncharted musical territory, becoming a pioneer not only in electronic music and prog rock, but in music video, computer software, and Internet music delivery as well. As his career wound into its third decade, Rundgren concentrated on behind-the-scenes innovations, but during the '70s and '80s he maintained a relentless work schedule. He released up to two albums a year either as a solo artist or with his band Utopia, while producing acclaimed, successful records for artists as diverse as Badfinger, Meat Loaf, Grand Funk Railroad, the New York Dolls, and XTC. Given such an extensive catalog, it's not surprising that there's a vast variety of styles within Rundgren's music which is either rewarding or frustrating, depending on the album. Also, more often than not, the singles from each record do not offer an accurate indication of what the remainder of the album sounds like. Such an approach severely curtailed his mass appeal, but it helped him ...

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    Originally posted by ebmm_axis:

    He said that Roth was told that he WAS the man.

    It was cancelled because of Ed's health AND,(yes, there was an AND there) because Ed wasn't entirely convinced of Roth's involvement in the project.

    If this turns out to be accurate, well there is only one thing that surprises me-and it is HUGE!!!

    We all know Dave was the man "then" and we all figured that Ed's health has played a major role in VH, reunion or not, being sidelined. But... what strikes me odd is the comment about "Roth's involvement in the project." What the hell does that mean? It would be hard to imagine Dave not being 110% up to his fucking knees VH if given a TRUE chance back in the band.

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    The only person qualified to produce a full fledge Van Halen reunion would be TED TEMPLEMAN!!! Period. Or something.
    "Be yourself, even if you have to fake it"

 

 

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