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    Default Michael Anthony had it coming?

    I am a friend of the band.

    I loved Mikey as much as anyone. You cannot replace his background vocals.

    But the ironic thing about all the Eddie bashing is this: Michael CONSISTENTLY voted down the idea of Dave having any part of Van Halen again. Everytime there was a vote, it went something like this:

    Alex: Dave can come back
    Eddie: On the fence, actually. Voted for Dave's return in 96 and again several other times.
    Michael: Dave is a no go.

    This concert tour would NEVER happen if Mike was still in the band.

    It would also not happen if it wasn't for Wolfie. I happen to know Wolfie was the MAIN reason this all is happening now. The kid was psyched about the ROTH era stuff and kept pestering his dad and uncle to get Dave back.

    So Brett and all of you other neigh-sayers- just lighten up, will ya? Nobody says this concert has to be 1984. This is a DIFFERENT incarnation of the band, no doubt...

    BUT PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, concentrate on the positives, will ya?

    Eddie and the boys are going to play 20+ hits from a fantastic era! Roth and Eddie will be on stage again. Now have a beer, maybe a shot, and have a good fuckin time while you listen to Eruption, I'm the One, Unchained, Beautiful Girls, Secrets, Hot for Teacher and Spanish Fly.


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    So, Mike is right.
    Sammy did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it.
    Michael did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheep in Wolf's Clothing View Post
    I am a friend of the band.

    I loved Mikey as much as anyone. You cannot replace his background vocals.

    But the ironic thing about all the Eddie bashing is this: Michael CONSISTENTLY voted down the idea of Dave having any part of Van Halen again. Everytime there was a vote, it went something like this:

    Alex: Dave can come back
    Eddie: On the fence, actually. Voted for Dave's return in 96 and again several other times.
    Michael: Dave is a no go.

    This concert tour would NEVER happen if Mike was still in the band.

    It would also not happen if it wasn't for Wolfie. I happen to know Wolfie was the MAIN reason this all is happening now. The kid was psyched about the ROTH era stuff and kept pestering his dad and uncle to get Dave back.

    So Brett and all of you other neigh-sayers- just lighten up, will ya? Nobody says this concert has to be 1984. This is a DIFFERENT incarnation of the band, no doubt...

    BUT PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, concentrate on the positives, will ya?

    Eddie and the boys are going to play 20+ hits from a fantastic era! Roth and Eddie will be on stage again. Now have a beer, maybe a shot, and have a good fuckin time while you listen to Eruption, I'm the One, Unchained, Beautiful Girls, Secrets, Hot for Teacher and Spanish Fly.


    I have a pretty hard time believing that if Ed and Al wanted to bring Dave back, they would even give Mike a vote. Further, if Mike were still in the band and Ed and Al told him they were going to bring Dave back, I have a hard time believing that Mike would quit over it.

    Somehow, I don't think Michael Anthony was the stumbling block to bringing Dave back.

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    And, how many interviews have we all read where both Ed & Al insisted they would never work with Roth again? Lots. I know I remember Mike saying he was open to Roth coming back, but, unfortunately, things just couldn't get ironed out between all parties involved, and it was eventually squashed. After all that, then Mike was all about "it's not happening with Dave". Dude, you make it sound as though Mike was the only one who vetoed anything dealing with Roth's return, and that's just not so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince G. View Post
    And, how many interviews have we all read where both Ed & Al insisted they would never work with Roth again? Lots. I know I remember Mike saying he was open to Roth coming back, but, unfortunately, things just couldn't get ironed out between all parties involved, and it was eventually squashed. After all that, then Mike was all about "it's not happening with Dave". Dude, you make it sound as though Mike was the only one who vetoed anything dealing with Roth's return, and that's just not so.
    Thank you. Somebody had to say it. Look dude, if you're a friend on the band then tell Eddie to smarten the fuck up, let his kid go about his own business and get Mikey in. Alex Van Halen, 2004: "David Lee Roth will never sing in Van Halen again". Alex is Eddie's brother, Dave is crying for some spotlight, and Eddie is an asshole, and that my friends, is why Mike is out

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    Default Let me clarify:

    Eddie also thinks Roth is God Damn prick at times, and mostly has voted against him. Eddie also has a side to him that LOVES Dave and everything he does. Mostly this is when Ed is drinking.

    I will say this, though: Michael Anthony may have said one thing to the fans, but behind closed doors he was adament about Dave not returning. Now, of course, this makes sense because he's always been tight with Sammy, even more so in the last 10 years.

    And yes, believe it or not, the band has been very democratic over the years....they do like to vote on band matters, and who the lead singer is definitely fell under that category. I can also tell you this...one other person who was ALWAYS against Roth coming back was Valerie.

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    I wonder how many more threads over the next six months will be started by people who'd really like other people to stop raining on this parade.

    Funny...I can't quite recall...but if memory serves, aren't a lot of these folk coincidentally the exact same people who spent years and years pissing on other variations of Van Halen parades?

    Funny how that works. Not so fun when the other shoe drops, is it.

    Flippity flippity flop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheep in Wolf's Clothing View Post
    I am a friend of the band.

    I loved Mikey as much as anyone. You cannot replace his background vocals.

    But the ironic thing about all the Eddie bashing is this: Michael CONSISTENTLY voted down the idea of Dave having any part of Van Halen again. Everytime there was a vote, it went something like this:

    Alex: Dave can come back
    Eddie: On the fence, actually. Voted for Dave's return in 96 and again several other times.
    Michael: Dave is a no go.

    This concert tour would NEVER happen if Mike was still in the band.

    It would also not happen if it wasn't for Wolfie. I happen to know Wolfie was the MAIN reason this all is happening now. The kid was psyched about the ROTH era stuff and kept pestering his dad and uncle to get Dave back.

    So Brett and all of you other neigh-sayers- just lighten up, will ya? Nobody says this concert has to be 1984. This is a DIFFERENT incarnation of the band, no doubt...

    BUT PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, concentrate on the positives, will ya?

    Eddie and the boys are going to play 20+ hits from a fantastic era! Roth and Eddie will be on stage again. Now have a beer, maybe a shot, and have a good fuckin time while you listen to Eruption, I'm the One, Unchained, Beautiful Girls, Secrets, Hot for Teacher and Spanish Fly.

    you're a friend of the band?

    you were present when they "voted" on who would be in the band

    lol...you must be a pretty close friend

    tell us something we don't know...what you posted here is info we have from interviews, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diamondsgirl View Post
    you're a friend of the band?

    you were present when they "voted" on who would be in the band

    lol...you must be a pretty close friend

    tell us something we don't know...what you posted here is info we have from interviews, etc.

    nice screen name


    Exactly. Want us to take you at your word? Prove it. Take off the mask and show us the light and the way.

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    Well, I am very close to one of the band members.

    I can say this reunion was almost going to be ready to go last November, but as always, the lawyers got in the middle and started fucking everything up.

    I've heard Wolfie play. Think Billy Sheehan. I believe the kid is a fucking natural. And if you think about it, he's grown up with music his whole life and has the genes. His singing is not bad, either. Sounds more like Johnny Lang.

    I know the band is definitely considering piping in background vocals and also having two chicks sing harmonies. The guy from Night Ranger is gonna do the keys.

    I will also say this: Eddie is fucking totally jazzed about all this. He REALLY, REALLY digs that fact that he gets to play with his brother and Wolfie and is totally pumped to play the old stuff for the fans.

    And guess what? Even after the divorce, Eddie DOES NOT NEED THE MONEY.

    I think you are will be surprised on this tour. Ed is playing with a fever reminiscent of the III tour. Alex is healthier than he's been in years. And yes, Dave has a self-imposed gag order right now. He knows he can't afford to say something to fuck things up this time until the tour dates have been announced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheep in Wolf's Clothing View Post

    I've heard Wolfie play. Think Billy Sheehan. I believe the kid is a fucking natural. And if you think about it, he's grown up with music his whole life and has the genes. His singing is not bad, either. Sounds more like Johnny Lang.

    I know the band is definitely considering piping in background vocals and also having two chicks sing harmonies. The guy from Night Ranger is gonna do the keys.
    <cough> LOFL!

    Definitely one of the most humorous posts we've seen yet. Good laughs are hard to come by these days.

    Female backup singers.
    Wolfie's the next Billy Sheehan/Johnny Lang.
    Piped-In Backing Vocals.

    Classic. Thanks, Ed. Next time, just go ahead and tell us it's you.

    BTW, self-imposed gag orders aren't really legally binding.
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    Interesting how in interviews he has said he was FOR Dave returning.

    And frankly we don't need another Mike thread saying the same old shit over and over.
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