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    Default Official Van Halen Tribute Band Thread

    I know there's a lot of guys who frequent this site who play in a VH tribute band so I thought I would start a thread to discuss topics that pertain to paying tribute to (once was) the greatest rock-n-roll band ever.

    Here's something I often ponder...what's more silly, putting on a wig and dressing up as your rock idol and playing other people's music as if it were your own OR the guy who pays the $10 to come see the spectacle?

    I think playing in a VH tribute band provides us an unfair advantage over most bands (especially other tributes) because their catalog of music is so damn good people can't help get into it. When we play with an Ozzy Tribute as an example, we blow them out of the water because there's sooo many great songs that both guys and girls can get into...it's a little hard to dance to Electric Funeral!

    Anyway, share some stories, some thoughts, some opinions about being in a VH tribute band. Also, if you're not in a VH tribute but you go see one all the time, please add your comments!

    Check out my band here www.vhtributeband.com


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    Kewl idea, Derek...

    Here's some stuff on ours:



    ...and the thread I've already got going on The Mighty FW:
    Last edited by sixstring; 06.28.06 at 09:03 AM.
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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.

    "something tells me that after the nuclear holocaust, there'll be twinkies, cockroaches, and a dave vs. sammy argument going on somewhere".
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    "in my best "saw" scary movie voice: "oh, yes, there will be beagles."
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    Cool Topic!.
    In Australia you take your VH in any form you can get!...
    These guys (x-halen) do a great job:


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    I wish any tribute band would come to the midwest. Years ago a tribute band, maybe the Punks came to Omaha but I missed it
    Better use it up before it gets old!

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    Quote Originally Posted by theinside
    Cool Topic!.
    In Australia you take your VH in any form you can get!...
    These guys (x-halen) do a great job:


    melbourne? I live there, I have to find out how to see these guys

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    My Southern California Van Halen Tribute band PANAMA (www.vhtributeband.com) had an AWESOME weekend playing three kick-ass shows with the Lead Vocalist, Ricky McCoy, of the New Jersey Van Halen Tribute band UNCHAINED (www.unchainednj.com.

    How cool is that, having a West Coast / East Coast VH tribute "fusion"!
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    I think your correct, although maybe just because I/we are VH fans, but I dont know of any other band that really has a need for tribute bands.
    some of the large 80's groups maybe, but none really have the idenenity of VH

    I would love to do a Sammy era (note: I am a huge Dave fan) just because it would be different and I know how to play a lot of that era... but I am getting way to old.
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    Kewl, Derek! Thanks for the info. I'll have to keep an eye on that one...
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    "20 minutes (late to work)? Shit. Last year I woke up three weeks too late.
    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.

    "something tells me that after the nuclear holocaust, there'll be twinkies, cockroaches, and a dave vs. sammy argument going on somewhere".
    - han valen, 6.11.04

    "in my best "saw" scary movie voice: "oh, yes, there will be beagles."
    - hatchetforce, 6.7.06

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    Any tribute bands in the NY/NJ area?


    I was in LA last week (Saturday-7/2), and the Atomic Punks were playing at the Whiskey (just randomly walked by and saw they were playing that night). I wanted to go so bad, but my friends didn't, so we just got drunk elsewhere. Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZORBA5150
    Any tribute bands in the NY/NJ area?


    I was in LA last week (Saturday-7/2), and the Atomic Punks were playing at the Whiskey (just randomly walked by and saw they were playing that night). I wanted to go so bad, but my friends didn't, so we just got drunk elsewhere. Oh well.
    Fuck that. I woulda gone and met up with the amigos later somewhere...
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    "20 minutes (late to work)? Shit. Last year I woke up three weeks too late.
    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.

    "something tells me that after the nuclear holocaust, there'll be twinkies, cockroaches, and a dave vs. sammy argument going on somewhere".
    - han valen, 6.11.04

    "in my best "saw" scary movie voice: "oh, yes, there will be beagles."
    - hatchetforce, 6.7.06

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZORBA5150
    Any tribute bands in the NY/NJ area?
    Check out www.unchainednj.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOJODOJO
    thanks.- just what I was looking for!

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    Stumbled onto this one at Youtube and it looks like VH Linker Mojodojo. Smokin' job, man.....fantastic!


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    VH with Sam ('86-'96) - Incredible era....."We have renamed this town 'New Halen!'.
    VH with Gary ('98) - Fucking disaster. WTF was that??
    VH with Wolf/Dave ('12-'15) - Amazing comeback. Smokin' album and tours.

 

 

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