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    Default Weird that Mike is doing this tour with Sammy now...

    Knowing that Van Halen is probably going to tour during this same time period. On the surface it seems like a big giant "fuck you" to the VH bros, but it also makes me wonder about other things. Namely, Mona? Sammy has stuck with her through thick and thin and now according to the tour itinerary she is not going to be involved with this tour in the form of playing bass for Sammy. Wasn't that long ago Sam was telling one and all that Mona was the bassist in his band, but now that seems not so cut and dried. Has this become a pissing contest now? That is what it seems. The Eddie Trunk deal kind of made things interesting, but has Mike's pride showing that he is being replaced by a teenager kind of stings a little, which for the most part I agree with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KU and VH forever!! View Post
    Knowing that Van Halen is probably going to tour during this same time period. On the surface it seems like a big giant "fuck you" to the VH bros, but it also makes me wonder about other things. Namely, Mona? Sammy has stuck with her through thick and thin and now according to the tour itinerary she is not going to be involved with this tour in the form of playing bass for Sammy. Wasn't that long ago Sam was telling one and all that Mona was the bassist in his band, but now that seems not so cut and dried. Has this become a pissing contest now? That is what it seems. The Eddie Trunk deal kind of made things interesting, but has Mike's pride showing that he is being replaced by a teenager kind of stings a little, which for the most part I agree with him.
    Sam said the Wabos would be a part of the set in a recent interview. Hence, making Mona available.
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    I don't think MA worries too much about all this...

    And I'm sure Mona will be involved.It's Mona on the new song in the studio,so Mikey just plays live to help bring in some more fans I would imagine.Plus he likes to play and is Sam's good friend...I would too...

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    It's really not a calculated, emotional thing as some have made it out to be. It's business more than anything. My guess is Mike would like to be a part of the future Van Halen--if there was/is going to be a future Van Halen--but he was tired of waiting around (as he said in numerous interviews) by about 2002 and went out with Sammy for some fun. (Remember how exciting it was to see those two on stage together again back then?!) He was also frustrated at the breakdown of the Roth reunion (as he also said in numerous interviews when citing his drunken fit at Dave during the Sam/Dave tour). Mike and Sam are buds and they enjoy playing and touring together; one could guess their families also enjoy hanging out together. They're actively paying tribute to their respective roles with VH by getting out and playing the tunes. Ed and Al have expressed their discontent with this, but one could say with a confident level of certainly that both Mike and Sam would prefer to be out playing VH songs with VH, provided it was a functional thing. That, however, has been more than difficult now for the past nine-or-so years, so they're doing an excellent alternative.

    And so be it.

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    Exactly....

    That deserves a Hatchpint....

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    It just seemed rather odd to me. Thanks for the responses.

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    I guess there was no chance of Mike being part of the rumored upcoming VH tour, and maybe Mike was told that. Because I think if there was a chance he could be on bass for VH, he would not have agreed to hit the road with Sammy at this time.

    What is weird to me is I remember a long and (from what I recall) legit thread about Ed and Mike talking after EVH's rehab, and that it went well enough that people thought Mike was back in. Guess not.

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    Didn't Mike say in a recent interview that he has an "out" clause with Sammy's camp if Van Halen reinstate him for their forthcoming tour.

    Mike's just covering all his options, if he's not invited back to Van Halen he's keping busy with Sammy's tour.

    I'm sure, given the opportunity, Mike would rather be part of the Van Halen tour, but he's gonna play for the fans regardless.

    Actually, it's quite a savvy move on Mike's part, if Ed & Al don't want him to play as The Other Half, all they have to do is invite him back to Van Halen...
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    Imagine that all was fine and well with Mike and the brothers again.

    Now imagine Mike doing absolutely nothing all summer.

    Or winter.

    Or next spring.


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    Mona is listed on the print ads for the show as a member of the Wabos.
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    I agree that Mike is just covering his options.
    I'm sure Sammy never thought Mike would be 'available' when he made the comment about Mona.
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    Nah - Mike is not a Wabo. He plays with Los Tres Gusanos and whatever else. Mike knows he's out of VH, at least for now, so there's no conflict there. He can tour with Sammy all he wants. It's a non-issue. Mona has job security, IMO.


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    Quote Originally Posted by muffdiver View Post
    I don't think MA worries too much about all this...

    And I'm sure Mona will be involved.It's Mona on the new song in the studio,so Mikey just plays live to help bring in some more fans I would imagine.Plus he likes to play and is Sam's good friend...I would too...
    You hit it on the head my friend.

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    Look at it this way, this fall you can see Sammy and Mike doing Sammy era VH and/or you can go see Dave and the Van Halens play the classics. That's the shit if you ask me. I'll be at the opener for Van Halen. If Sammy adds some dates a little closer, I'll be there too.

 

 

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