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    Default Why is David Lee Roth back in Van Halen?

    Among all the debates, I'm amazed that no one seems to be asking this question. No one asked during the press conference - I think VH is getting a free pass on that one.
    The last we heard of VH, they were a band with Sammy in 2004, supposed to record an album with him. But since then, they never officially "fired" Sam and never said why they wanted Dave back.

    It's a legitimate question since in 2004 Alex said there would never be a reunion with Dave. So what gives?

    Don't tell me "for the fans," coz you know it's not true.
    Is it becoz they missed the guy? Were impressed by his singing on the bluegrass record? Liked his radio show?

    Some are gonna say "money talks." I don't believe that's the case here. I don't think EVH needs money. I think their moves are more ego driven than money driven.

    Is it really becoz of Ed's son? If they had released a kick ass tune like in 1996 you could say "for the music," but alas it is not the case in 07.

    So I ask the "insiders" on this forum, why did they go from Sam to Dave between 04 and 06, what was the reason, the motivation.
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    Definitely not an insider, but here's my view.

    I think Eddie wants Wolfgang to get a free pass. No garages, no clubs, just walk right into the main room, with monster sized crowds and pure adulation.

    The only way to guarantee that for the kid is with David Lee Roth.

    That's it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    Among all the debates, I'm amazed that no one seems to be asking this question. No one asked during the press conference - I think VH is getting a free pass on that one.
    The last we heard of VH, they were a band with Sammy in 2004, supposed to record an album with him. But since then, they never officially "fired" Sam and never said why they wanted Dave back.

    It's a legitimate question since in 2004 Alex said there would never be a reunion with Dave. So what gives?

    Don't tell me "for the fans," coz you know it's not true.
    Is it becoz they missed the guy? Were impressed by his singing on the bluegrass record? Liked his radio show?

    Some are gonna say "money talks." I don't believe that's the case here. I don't think EVH needs money. I think their moves are more ego driven than money driven.

    Is it really becoz of Ed's son? If they had released a kick ass tune like in 1996 you could say "for the music," but alas it is not the case in 07.

    So I ask the "insiders" on this forum, why did they go from Sam to Dave between 04 and 06, what was the reason, the motivation.
    Sammy was all out of cheesy Valentine songs to write..and they couldn't get another singer.
    And they didn't know how to spell out "oops we just fucked up another decade" on the next CD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    Is it really becoz of Ed's son?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Definitely not an insider, but here's my view.

    I think Eddie wants Wolfgang to get a free pass. No garages, no clubs, just walk right into the main room, with monster sized crowds and pure adulation.

    The only way to guarantee that for the kid is with David Lee Roth.

    That's it!
    we have a winner...noone would've accepted ed/al/wolf/singer #4....so the only way to do it is bring back dave...
    let's be real...EVH was GOD

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    Pfft.

    One reason and one reason only.

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$


    Ed could easily have got his son signed to a label and started his own band. Don't kid yourselves.

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$

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    The question is NOT "Why is Dave back in Van HALEN?" The question is "why did it take 23 fucking years for this to happen", including two false starts where music was recorded, two songs being released from the first one.

    Dave is in Van HALEN because that's where he should be.
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    Welcome back, Van HALEN!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post

    Ed could easily have got his son signed to a label and started his own band. Don't kid yourselves.
    Actually I think Ed honestly wants to do the whole 'legacy' thing with Wolf. He seems to be abit too crazeh to just fake it for the big cash. Just my opinion, don't know how much Dave has to do with any of it.

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    Cash and cash only.

    Buy stock in Krispy Kremes, Wolfie's on tour.

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    I'm not an insider but I think this is a no brainer. What else is left for VH to do after all the carnage of the last decade or so? It's over with Sam for now. They want to forget Cherone. To at least save face, put themselves back on the map as a band and revive some of their former glory they need to bring in Dave.

    What happens after this tour or during it is anyones guess but Van Halen has nowhere else to go but with Dave. It revives them and makes for a hot ticket. Nothing else would at the moment. IMHO.

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    I thought I was the most cynical bastard in the world...you are telling me that this is 100% cash huh...man i was so blind...

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    Because it was the most logical thing to do. Period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    Pfft.

    One reason and one reason only.

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$


    Ed could easily have got his son signed to a label and started his own band. Don't kid yourselves.

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$
    Yeah, but how many would buy the music or go see the show? Ed doesn't want him to ride his coattails, he wants to give him the coat. Glenn has most of the answer.

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    Well, I for one...want to know why the question of the year was not asked?
    David and Alex, why did you not show up for the hall of fame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    "why did it take 23 fucking years for this to happen", including two false starts where music was recorded, two songs being released from the first one.
    Because Wolfgang is finally old enough to be a part of it.

 

 

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