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    DL Yeah, "UNDERCOVER 2" in fact.

    JLT Yeah, I was having a lot of fun doing those records because it was all of these songs that I always wanted to do but I never had the chance and then somebody gives you the money to do them and you go, "Well, this is a good job!"(laughs) So, I had a lot of fun making those two "UNDERCOVER" records and hopefully I will make some more in the future but right now I have been doing at least a track here and there. I did the AEROSMITH tribute and QUEEN's "Fat Bottomed Girls" and VAN HALEN's "Dance the night Away" and it has really just been a lot of fun. I did those for Triage Records. In fact I did an interview for a VAN HALEN web site and they said, "You should have been the singer for VAN HALEN" and I said, "Well, I tried!"(laughs)

    DL You did? When was this?

    JLT I'll tell you the story, I got a call from the road manager when it all broke up before anybody knew about it. He (the tour manager) was an old friend of mine and he lives out on Long Island and he said to me, "Man, you know you would be perfect for these guys because you have the rocks, you have the ballads, you can do all of this stuff." So, I called up the new management at the time and I never heard back so I called again and eventually said to myself, "Well, I called them twice and if they don't call back, Fuck 'em." And it turns out that Ray Danials (then VH's manager) also managed EXTREME so you figure out the politics and do the math there.(laughs) What he did was he had Eddie's ear and he said, "Hey, Gary Cherone is the guy" and we all know that Gary Cherone was not the fuckin' guy!(laughs) In fact that was the worst VAN HALEN so. . .

    DL Yeah, I had someone at their label tell me that they sold less than 40,000 copies of that record which is incredible to think that just the name wouldn't bring in more than that but maybe people really are smarter than we think, eh?(laughs)

    JLT Man, I think I heard a half a song and I went, "Oh, are you kidding? His voice does not even fit that band." No matter how hard I tried I just couldn't get into that band. Anyway, that is where that all went, I just couldn't get past all the politics and now Ray Danials is gone as well as Gary Cherone so to make a long story short that is just some of Rock and Roll history but yeah, I tried to go for it. I mean, I tried like a gentleman, I didn't embarrass myself, I didn't sleep on the front door or anything but they know me and as a matter of fact there is a kid who demonstrates the Roland products for Eddie and he goes out there and does all the pedals and things, anyway, he tells Eddie, "Oh, I just wrote a couple of songs with Joe Lynn Turner for my thing" and the kid told me that both Eddie and Alex's mouths dropped open and went, "Man, he would be a good singer for us." So, Se la Vi, that is Rock and Roll.
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    And Joe Lynn Tuner would have been better than Gary in VH? Whatever Joe. Stick with Yngwie, and play the same 80's metal over and over ya goof. Sour grapes.
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    Wow, finally a guy that would have worked out
    even worse then Gary Cherone did! That would
    have been interesting, well, not really,
    probably just mostly sucked.

    [ March 11, 2002 at 02:07 PM: Message edited by: willy4pres ]</p>

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    Joe Lynn Foreigner-Clone has ruined every fucking band he's been in. Even Blackmore finally figured that out.
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    Love that Mid-Evil era, half ass folk music
    he's currently playing, Richie Blackmore rocks!

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    40 000? Yeah sure. I know the record under achieved but the fuckin thing still went gold.
    "It's now officially 5150 time!!!"

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    Joe Turner...I saw the guy with Rainbow twice.

    He looks like a giant potato-bug.
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    Originally posted by Mario VH:
    40 000? Yeah sure. I know the record under achieved but the fuckin thing still went gold.
    Technically, yes. I'm not saying Turner's numbers are correct, but a large number of the 500,000 VDIII's listed as "sold" were pre-shipment sales to retail chains. And if these were then sold to customers, the sale was counted twice. But of course, some of them are still collecting dust in the racks (even more in the used CD stores and pawn shops). Realistically, I would guess around 200,000 sold, 2/3 of which didn't remain in the hands of the buyer. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

    I'd laugh my ass off if Turner's number turned out to be correct, but I doubt it.
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    Holy shit.

    How many people were offered the Van Halen job before Gary?!? Mitch Malloy, this yahoo, Sass Jordan, Dave?!? Van Halen should release a CD of all the folks they have had try out for the lead vocals!
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    Thank God he didn't sing for VH!

    If you think Gary was bad with VH, this guy would've blew major elephant balls. [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]
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    Originally posted by FORD:
    Joe Lynn Foreigner-Clone has ruined every fucking band he's been in. Even Blackmore finally figured that out.
    LMFAO!!!

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    Originally posted by Rod Dangle:
    If you think Gary was bad with VH, this guy would've blew major elephant balls. [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]
    LMFAO!!!

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    Originally posted by FORD:
    Technically, yes. I'm not saying Turner's numbers are correct, but a large number of the 500,000 VDIII's listed as "sold" were pre-shipment sales to retail chains.
    Soundscan had it at over 500,000 (just) in Jan, 2000. That's a far more accurate picture of sales than gold awards though far from flawless.
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    Originally posted by Jonathan:
    Soundscan had it at over 500,000 (just) in Jan, 2000. That's a far more accurate picture of sales than gold awards though far from flawless.
    I think that's the sound of FORD's delusion train de-railing.

    FORD, you're the Gene Simmons of the Van Halen community; the truth is only a vague (at best) notion waiting to be improperly skewed. See (or in your case, ignore) the post about VH stadium shows for further evidence.

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    JLT is good but DLR is GOD.
    Can't think of him in VH.
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