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    "... And we leak, dribble, ooze and supply the internet with all the most colorful, rumor-mongering, gossip, detailed, tabloidal...'they were chasing him and nine paparazzi were killed in a tunnel.'"--David Lee Roth

    After reading that Dave quote again, it occurred to me that we may have only seen the tip of the iceberg regarding VH rumors (God help us).

    So far, we've really only had internet leaks and "insiders" posting information on forums like these, some of which is bogus and some of which may have some truth to it. The only things with any substance are the comments by Dweezil and Mikey.

    Now, while we on the Links have been buzzing about the rumors for awhile, it seems to me that most of the public has not heard much about a reunion.

    If Dave is indeed back with the band, and if they want to follow Dave's ideas about creating a lot of buzz without really saying anything officially, then they need to start taking it to the next level so that more and more media outlets start paying attention. It's possible that they may not even be ready to do anything like that yet, at least not until they know for sure that a new album and tour are definitely a GO.

    There are so many cool things they could do to really create a groundswell of anticipation, not only among the diehards, but also with the casual fans and music fans in general. Imagine these scenarios:

    **Dave and members of VH manage to get spotted at various places together. People will swear that they were seen together, but nothing can be confirmed.

    **Dave calls his buddy Stern and, on the air, makes a vague comment like "stay tuned, rock fans, for an event of EPIC proportions is about to be unleashed." He could say something like this without being specific (of course he would come up with something much better than my example).

    **VH management places calls to a couple photographers in LA and tells them to be at the corner of Sunset-and-whatever streets at 6 p.m. sharp for a photo-op. At 6 p.m. Dave cruises by in his Merc convertible with the top down, of course. Who are those people with him? Is that Mike? Al? Ed? The whole band? Pictures are taken and published in Rolling Stone and/or Spin.

    **Planes sky-write a "VH" logo over an open-air stadium at a high-profile event (how about opening day of Major League baseball).

    **A NEW PHOTO of the band is posted at the official site. Of course, the singer is kind of in the shadows and it's hard to tell for sure that it's Dave. Or it could just be silhouette of the band. (Wouldn't that just be par for the course and drive everyone insane? LOL)

    **A new VH tune is previewed on VH Radio. Of course it's the instrumental!

    I kind of hope they really turn this thing into an EVENT and show some creativity instead of just issuing a one-sentence press release saying "the band has announced that the new album, featuring David Lee Roth, will be shipped for release 9/21/01." (Although at this point I'd be doing backflips over that bland statement.)


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    [This message has been edited by Bassman (edited February 12, 2001 at 08:15 PM).]

    [This message has been edited by Bassman (edited February 12, 2001 at 08:18 PM).]

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    Well I think the rumors have definitely oozed out into other types of media besides just the net. MTV, Rolling Stone, radio, TV, etc. have all had something to say about the biggest reunion that hasn't happened yet. Most casual fans though haven't followed it as closely as the rest of us, but believe me they will come out of the woodwork when the green light it given.

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    You've got some great ideas Bassman. You should be the new manager for VH. Of course a porcupine could run that band better then
    Ray Daniels did.

    Hopefully, the VH machine will start to rev it's engine very soon. Any sightings or inside leaks would be nice.

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    THose were some great ideas.

    I'm getting a little skeptical now (for the first time since this whole thing started) that everything is fine with VH. Now that ALL the rumoured dates have passed, I think it's safe to say that they HAVE encountered many problems along the way. Which, honestly, would make sense considering their past comments.

    Sorry, just another boring day at work with no VH news.

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    the wait is getting VERY old.

 

 

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