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    Default Damn, it's been a DECADE!

    Was just randomly cruising the archives at the VHND.COM and came across this little gem. I dont know about you but damn a decade sure does fly by. I'm 32 going on 33 and it made me reminece a bit about being 22 again. The internet was all new, the VHND was the place to be ahhhh the days..
    I certanly remember how pumped up I was thinking it would be a DLR fronted VH again. Made me go to the old video of the 96 MTV awards and watch the whole thing implode. Your thoughts? At the end is an article that was from 10 years ago today as well

    Pigs Fly!


    June 26, 1996 - On this day it was announced that Van Halen were working with David Lee Roth after parting ways with Sammy Hagar. Unfortunately, at that time the VHND was still in its infancy and archives of all the articles weren't kept.

    I ran with the headline "Pigs Fly", because after the bitter Van Halen / David Lee Roth split in 1985, the chances of the two parties working together again was extremely remote.

    Below is a copy of the press statement released by SRO Management and printed here at 18:30 California time.

    SRO Management has announced that Van Halen is in the studio working with original lead singer David Lee Roth. Their collaboration will be included on the band's upcoming Warner Bros. Records Greatest Hits collection, scheduled for release this fall.

    It has also been announced that Sammy Hagar, Van Halen's vocalist since 1986, is no longer with the group. The band is currently considering a replacement.

    LOS ANGELES (Reuter) - The impossible has happened. Van Halen is working with original vocalist David Lee Roth after parting ways with Sammy Hagar, the veteran hard rock band's management said Wednesday.

    Roth had split from the Los Angeles-based quartet just over 10 years ago in one of the most bitter incidents in rock'n'roll since the Beatles broke up in 1970. While the Los Angeles-based quartet continued to sell million of records, fans said the band was never the same without the extroverted Roth.

    ``Sammy Hagar is not in the band anymore, and the band is looking for a new singer,'' a spokeswoman at SRO Management told Reuters.

    She said Roth was working with the band on a track that would be included in a greatest hits package scheduled for release in October, but it was not clear at his stage whether this was a prelude to his re-joining the band in a full-time capacity. ``It's a state of confusion here,'' she said, adding that the changes had happened very recently.

    Van Halen consists of the Dutch-born Van Halen brothers Eddie on guitar and Alex on drums, and bass player Michael Anthony. With songs like ``Jump'', ``Hot For Teacher'' and ''Right Now'', the band has reigned supreme in the hard rock world since releasing its multi-platinum self-titled debut in 1978.

    Roth, the band's best known member, left the band in 1985 after the success of a solo record. His departure came after the album ``1984'' had taken them into the pop mainstream and the band was expected to wither away without him.

    Instead it reached greater heights with former Montrose vocalist Hagar and hit albums like ``5150'', ``OU812'' and ``For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge''.

    Their most recent album ``Balance'' debuted at the top of the U.S. album charts at the beginning of last year and was supported by a word tour. The band's latest single ``Humans Being'', taken from the ``Twister'' soundtrack, spent several weeks at the top of Billboard's mainstream rock tracks chart.

    While critics believed Hagar was probably the better singer, he seemed to lack Roth's wit and charisma. Ironically, Roth's solo career took a downward spiral and he was reduced to recycling his old band's hits in small clubs. A small-time marijuana bust a few years ago heighened the perception that his time in the limelight was over.

    But a reunion with Roth seemed about as likely as a reunion of the four Beatles. ``Anyone who thinks he's ever going to come back is ridiculous,'' Eddie Van Halen told Rolling Stone in 1995.

    In an interview with Reuters the year before, Eddie Van Halen said Hagar ``definitely added a whole new musician to the band. We're more of a unit. We have the same tastes and things.''

    Officials at the band's Warner Bros. Records were taken aback by the announcement and were planning to meet with the band's management later in the day. An official statement was due Thursday.

    A reunion with Roth is not the only previously unimaginable event to occur in the rock world in recent years. The Eagles and the Sex Pistols overcame deep animosity to get back together again, and the original members of Kiss are hitting the road again as well. The three surviving Beatles have also recorded several tracks together.
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    HOLY CRAP! 10 Years Gone....
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    And look where the band is today!
    Eat Us and Smile...yeah we're still around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownSound1
    And look where the band is today!
    Well put, very well put.
    "Always hopeful, yet discontent,
    He knows changes aren't permanent
    But change is!"

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    10 years ago, I was in 2nd grade! My god, I feel old...

    But a decade ago, the band was where they still are today......SINGERLESS!!!
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    10 years ago today I was getting fitted for a tux....for my wedding in a week....


    today I hired a family practice lawyer.......


    was it really 10 years?......almost.

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    That's ok, I'm sure if Roth had joined up officially back then, everybody would be blaming him for Eddies current condition. I can hear it now, can't you? "Fuckin Roth man, he ruined eddie, just look at him". "Screw Roth, he drove Eddie crazy/to drink/to divorce blah blah blah"

    Think about it. You know I'm right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad
    That's ok, I'm sure if Roth had joined up officially back then, everybody would be blaming him for Eddies current condition. I can hear it now, can't you? "Fuckin Roth man, he ruined eddie, just look at him". "Screw Roth, he drove Eddie crazy/to drink/to divorce blah blah blah"

    Think about it. You know I'm right.
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    10 long and wasted years, so much music could of been made by these guys yet ego after ego after ego gets in the way of god given talent we are not likely to see in our lifetimes again ... Sad very fucking sad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad
    That's ok, I'm sure if Roth had joined up officially back then, everybody would be blaming him for Eddies current condition.
    Contrarian that I am, I argue that Ed's present state is Dave's fault precisely because he didn't stick around in '96.

    Ed went bonkers.
    He chose Mitch Malloy to be the next singer.
    Then he chose Gary Cherone.
    Then he got Mike Post to produce VH3.

    Etc., etc., etc. So on and so forth.

    Much like Mike Tyson's defense, my pretzel logic is impregnable.
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    10 years ago, I was in the High School Year 9 and was horny.

    Tis very sad when you ponder on the "What could've been?"

    To go from Balance and 'Humans Being'...into oblivion.
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    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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    i remember this day also...it's almost like one of those days where you never forget what you were doing when you heard some news...

    i must've gotten 25 calls from people i know telling me about DLR coming back...

    the future seemed really promising...WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED??!!
    let's be real...EVH was GOD

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    10 years ago I was in the middle of my divorce.

    Ahhhhhh..good times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spool
    10 long and wasted years, so much music could of been made by these guys yet ego after ego after ego gets in the way of god given talent we are not likely to see in our lifetimes again ... Sad very fucking sad!
    I can't improve on that post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy 150
    10 years ago I was in the middle of my divorce.

    Ahhhhhh..good times.
    Me too. Now I'm remarried for 6 years and have 2 kids.

    I like to say that everyone needs a starter marriage before they really get married.
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