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    Default ALEX back in Nov. 2004: "News songs are brilliant"

    Steve Penhollow of The Journal Gazette reports that VAN HALEN is a volatile band, and drummer Alex Van Halen is the first to admit it.

    "We're volatile only to the extent that we're as good of friends as we are," Van Halen said in a phone interview. "It's because we are so intense.

    "It's part of our nature. As much as I love (brother and guitarist Eddie), if you put us in a room with no one else for 15 minutes, we'd be at each other's throats.

    "But it's always about creative differences. Always. It's never personal.

    "Music is a dialogue. It's about an emotional reaction. We're very needy people, you know," Alex Van Halen said, laughing.

    Alex Van Halen has nothing bad to say about VAN HALEN's previous singer, Gary Cherone (ex-EXTREME).

    "He was just the wrong choice. It's that simple. No harm, no foul," Van Halen said. "Nobody sets out to make a bad record. I just think the chemistry was wrong. It was just one of those things."

    Alex Van Halen says the band finally grew up.

    "There is an intensity and depth in Van Halen that didn't exist before when things got ugly… real ugly. We just decided to say 'Why would we want to relive that? Let's forget it.' "

    Every time it looks as if VAN HALEN is about to take on a new or slightly used vocalist, there is always much speculation about whether the band's first frontman, David Lee Roth, will return.

    VAN HALEN says Roth fans just need to accept the fact that Diamond Dave is history, at least as far as this group of guys is concerned.

    "I can say something comic, but let me preface that by saying, 'He needs meds.' I am very serious about that. It's that simple. It's not even his fault, really.

    "Whatever our personal differences are, there are no bigger fans of this band than the people who are in this band. So we understand why people would love to see that sort of reunion. But that’s just not going to happen. Some things are impossible. THE BEATLES will never get back together and David Lee Roth will never again sing with VAN HALEN."

    The return of Hagar to VAN HALEN coincided with one of the slowest summers in the history of rock touring. Lots of bands, including VAN HALEN, were forced to sell tickets at cut-rate prices and throw in food vouchers as an added enticement. Alex Van Halen downplays the seriousness of all this.

    "I think it's been great, otherwise we wouldn’t be doing it. It's nice seeing everybody again — not that I am implying that I have a close personal relationship with every one of our fans."

    Van Halen says the band is currently writing material that he believes is its best in a great while.

    "I can't put it into words, unfortunately, but the stuff is absolutely brilliant," he says.

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    Alex really should run for public office. Although, it'd be a substantial pay cut....He sure knows how to "spin," doesn't he? Didn't he say pretty much the same crap after teh 1996 debacle? Oh well, the man can still play the skins, which is all that really matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chain
    Alex really should run for public office. Although, it'd be a substantial pay cut....He sure knows how to "spin," doesn't he? Didn't he say pretty much the same crap after teh 1996 debacle? Oh well, the man can still play the skins, which is all that really matters.

    I mean, what the hell is supposed to say?.... "Well, what we're writing now isn't that good. Frankly, Diver Down might be better. But we hope the fans will stick around and try to enjoy what we're going to put out on the next record.... if there is ever one!"

    C'mon! It's like when Ed said, in 1998, that III was their best work and people around here got pissed. Again, what is he supposed to say?!?!?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by James in New York
    "Whatever our personal differences are, there are no bigger fans of this band than the people who are in this band. So we understand why people would love to see that sort of reunion. But that’s just not going to happen. Some things are impossible. THE BEATLES will never get back together and David Lee Roth will never again sing with VAN HALEN."
    wow

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    Never say never. It'll always come back to bite you.

    btw - Big Al da man.

    "Can't fool the fans."
    RIP - Classic Van Halen

    "A lot of people take Van Halen more seriously than we do." The Diamond One



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    It's funny how Alex says this and then you hear a different story from especially Sammy and from Mike as well.
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    He might have been talking about the drum grooves he was coming up. Now was he implying they were writing songs on the 04 tour? First time i heard about it.

    One thing Sam has always said is that most of the craziness would never have happened if Big Al was the brother in charge.
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    speaking of Alex,

    this is a funny thread over at the diamond dave forums


    http://diamonddavidleeroth.com/forum...ead.php?t=9179
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    Quote Originally Posted by James in New York
    Some things are impossible. THE BEATLES will never get back together and David Lee Roth will never again sing with VAN HALEN."

    And yet, people believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hain23x
    speaking of Alex,

    this is a funny thread over at the diamond dave forums


    http://diamonddavidleeroth.com/forum...ead.php?t=9179
    I remembered when this was reported last year. It's about as believable as me saying Eddie was at my house last night jamming with me.

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    This my favorite part!!!



    THE BEATLES will never get back together and David Lee Roth will never again sing with VAN HALEN."
    Live by the VH attitude, die by the VH attitude.
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    Alex Van Halen "THE BEATLES will never get back together and David Lee Roth will never again sing with VAN HALEN."
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    Cut-rate prices for tickets. LMAO!!!!!!

    Although, tickets these days for some artists are just ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZORBA5150
    I remembered when this was reported last year. It's about as believable as me saying Eddie was at my house last night jamming with me.

    HOLY SHIT!!!!! ED JAMMED WITH YOU LAST NIGHT!???!?!!?






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    Quote Originally Posted by spanked55
    HOLY SHIT!!!!! ED JAMMED WITH YOU LAST NIGHT!???!?!!?









    Yeah, he was. We did some bong hits, drank some Bud Light, and them jammed. It was great. The neighbors didn't appreciate the noise though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer
    He might have been talking about the drum grooves he was coming up. Now was he implying they were writing songs on the 04 tour? First time i heard about it.

    One thing Sam has always said is that most of the craziness would never have happened if Big Al was the brother in charge.
    Not the first time I heard that they were writing tunes on the road. I think I have an audio interview from the tour where Sam says the same thing. It had to be early on, cuz shit went downhill as that tour went on.
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