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    This was just posted by someone on vh@yahoogroups :



    The Bx3 tour came through Oklahoma City last night.If any of y'all
    out there get a chance please go and witness the bass event of a
    lifetime!For those of you who don't know,the tour includes Jeff
    Berlin (Alan Holdsworth,etc.),Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani,Eric Johnson)
    and the one and only Billy Sheehan (Talas,uhhh...David Lee
    Roth,Steve Vai).It's the bassist's answer to G3 but don't be
    fooled.These bass players will blow away 99.9% of the guitarists
    watching them!
    So what does this have to do with VH?Well,I got a chance to talk
    briefly to Billy after the show about a few things and his comments
    were...interesting...
    bs-Great to meet you finally,Billy...I've been a fan since the
    Talas days.
    BS-Well thanks we had a great time playing here tonight.
    bs-Ya know Fender recently released a custom shop relic of Eddie's
    Frankenstien guitar...any plans for doing the same with your old
    Tele bass?
    BS-Ya know we talked to Fender about it but haven't moved on it.
    bs-So does each of the (2)input jacks go to seperate pickups?
    BS-Exactly-then on to seperate amps.
    bs-Can I ask you a somewhat personal question?
    BS-sure
    bs-When Mike Anthony "left"Van Halen,did Ed give you a call?
    BS-Yes he did.We talked for a while but ultimately I couldn't get
    involved.It's really a situation I didn't wan't to get in the middle
    of.
    bs-What do you think about his kid playing bass on the new tour?
    BS-I think it's a huge mistake.The kid has no business being out
    there with all the drugs and stuff.I think child welfare stepped in
    at one point on this.I personally haven't had as much as an asprin
    since 1973.
    bs-So that explains it-why your're so good!I've never smoked,drank
    or done a drug in my life.You know, my favorite
    guitar player,Eric Johnson is the same way.I don't think he does
    much of anything.
    BS-Man what a TONE!!!
    At this point the gracious Mr.Sheehan got lost in the throngs of
    autograph seekers and "girlies" but hung around for about an hour at
    a table no more than about a foot away from mine.I just couldn't
    believe that the bass legend was sitting right there in front of
    me...but he was and it was cool!What a nice guy.

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    Mike never left the Band, he was let go…

    But WOW… he even thinks its crazy having Wolfie on tour
    Live by the VH attitude, die by the VH attitude.
    \mm/\mm/

    "What do you wanna do with your life?

    I WANNA ROCK!"

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    the way it should have been link below:
    http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/4...5dd0881lk8.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolsguitars View Post
    bs-Can I ask you a somewhat personal question?
    BS-sure
    bs-When Mike Anthony "left"Van Halen,did Ed give you a call?
    BS-Yes he did.We talked for a while but ultimately I couldn't get
    involved.It's really a situation I didn't wan't to get in the middle
    of.
    bs-What do you think about his kid playing bass on the new tour?
    BS-I think it's a huge mistake.The kid has no business being out
    there with all the drugs and stuff.I think child welfare stepped in
    at one point on this.I personally haven't had as much as an asprin
    since 1973.
    Smart man. He's pulling a Mitch Malloy (circa 1996) and staying out of this mess. His comments on EVH's kid are very instructive, too.
    "Seems the old folks who come up short were the pretty little kids who didn't want it, no." - Van Halen (1979)

    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall." - Confucius

    "The possibility that we may fail in the struggle should not deter us from supporting a cause we believe to be just." - Abraham Lincoln

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    we had a shot of getting BS instead of the atrocity that is WVH???......oh man............................................... .........................i feel even worse
    let's be real...EVH was GOD

    Runnin' might put too much focus on the fact that there's a little kid on bass - knuck

    I see three bona fide ROCK GODS, and then somebody's kid. - CaboTime

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    Billy is Vai's bass player. Vai also is drug and alchohol free....hmmm.
    Just go for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJHV View Post
    Mike never left the Band, he was let go…
    Hehehe. Don't worry, regardless of the truth I'm sure EVH is getting his "he quit" speech ready again for interviews. After all, it's been nearly 11 years since he last used it, and it was 11 years prior to that when he had previously used it. Nice symmetry, huh?!?
    "Seems the old folks who come up short were the pretty little kids who didn't want it, no." - Van Halen (1979)

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    So what? Notice he didn't comment about Wolfie's ability or handling the stage, just the "trappings" of the rnr life style
    Wolfie is not Mike, but he's more than ok.
    Mike is gone, but not forgotten. They played some amazing shows from 2007-2015; some people are in denial about it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BREW CREW View Post
    Billy is Vai's bass player. Vai also is drug and alchohol free....hmmm.
    Billy's a Scientologist. Vai is just wierd.
    "is this a good show tonight, or fuckin' what?" - DLR, Montreal, 11/10/07

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    Quote Originally Posted by BREW CREW View Post
    Billy is Vai's bass player. Vai also is drug and alchohol free....hmmm.
    Their chemistry is out of this world, and it's FUN to be in that band. Don't blame Billy one bit for taking the stance he did.
    "It's always a Catch-22 situation. They hate you if you're the same, and they hate you if you're different."
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    This is one of the more interesting bits of news (Sheehan's call from Ed) and one of the more credible opinions about the Wolfgang situation that's been put out there so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuckaInA3Piece View Post
    Their chemistry is out of this world, and it's FUN to be in that band. Don't blame Billy one bit for taking the stance he did.
    The Breed is a good group of guys. Imagine being Dave Weiner...some unkown kid that gets picked up by Vai after Keneally leaves...you jam with MacAlpine,Sheehan and Vai and some of the greatest drummers every year for a tour. The kid can wail on a seven string and is not too darn bad on a sitar.
    Just go for it!

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    Billy said no but someone else did not. Might that guy be 'on hold' to see how the kid holds up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DohertyElliot View Post
    Billy said no but someone else did not. Might that guy be 'on hold' to see how the kid holds up?
    ...and the plot thickens.

    If Wolfie can't do it, they should just swallow their collective pride and call Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZORBA5150 View Post
    So what? Notice he didn't comment about Wolfie's ability or handling the stage, just the "trappings" of the rnr life style
    Sheehan said less than 30 words about it and you're drawing conclusions from what he didn't say in that brief statement? And we don't even know if Sheehan has seen EVH's kid play or heard anything about his ability.

    Anyway, it's not like many of us are solely criticizing this move purely because EVH's kid may not be able to play. Maybe he can. There are a multitude of reasons why many of us have ripped on this myopic, moronic, meatheaded move. (How's that for a nice use of alliteration, huh?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZORBA5150 View Post
    So what? Notice he didn't comment about Wolfie's ability or handling the stage, just the "trappings" of the rnr life style
    Seems to me the beef of everyone on here has not been Wolfie's potential, but rather the fact a 15-year-old is going to be on the road for forty nights with the most legendary troublemaking band of all time. That, and he's replacing an original. Still, the beef has nothing to do with his ability.
    If it's BROWN, flush it DOWN.

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