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    Well, OK, maybe most here *do* know (or want to know) these things,
    but here 'tis anyway. I'm bored today:

    http://www.moregoatthangoose.com/blo...id=trent070814

    With the latest Van Halen reunion tour (yawn) set to kick off with
    shows in Toronto on Oct. 10 (Air Canada Centre), Vancouver on Dec.
    5 (GM Place), Edmonton on Dec. 9 (Rexall Place) and Calgary on Dec.
    11 (Pengrowth Saddledome), Mote Magazine has decided to give us…

    10 Things You Didn't Know (or don't want to know) About Van Halen!

    1. Though it was confirmed that original bassist Michael Anthony had
    officially left Van Halen in 2006, his ousting can be traced back a
    decade when he played on only three of the twelve tracks on 1998's
    pitiful Van Halen III. Reportedly, the Van Halen brothers also did
    not want the bass player to be involved with the 2004 reunion but
    Sammy Hagar insisted, refusing to participate if Anthony were not
    reinstated in the bassist role. In the end Anthony agreed to be paid
    less.

    2. In 1977, future "Family Jewels" reality series star Gene Simmons
    saw one of Van Halen's shows and financed their first demo tape.
    Simmons supposedly wanted to change the band's name to "Daddy
    Longlegs" and had even designed possible album cover art depicting a
    daddy longlegs wearing a top hat. Realizing the name was ultra lame,
    the band stuck with the Van Halen moniker.

    3. Sticking with the KISS theme, according to Gene Simmons, Eddie
    Van Halen reportedly approached the bassist in the early eighties
    about the possibility of joining KISS as their new guitarist,
    replacing a strung out Ace Frehley. Simmons ultimately convinced
    Eddie to stay with Van Halen while KISS decided to go with Vinnie
    Vincent (yes folks, you read that right).

    4. None of the group's David Lee Roth era albums ever hit the
    coveted #1 spot on the Billboard album chart, while all four
    of "Van Hagar's" studio albums did, starting with 1986's 5150.

    5. The infamous "M&M candy" removal stipulation did in fact exist.
    In the early eighties, the band's contract rider specified that a
    bowl of M&M candies, with all of the brown ones removed, was to be
    available in their dressing room. Years later, David Lee Roth
    refuted this demand as not one of diva behaviour, but a safety
    precaution signifying that the staff were correctly reading and
    honouring the technical and safety provisions in the contract. If
    brown M&M's were in the bowl, then the band had reason to believe
    that the other demands of the contract were also not being
    fulfilled.

    6. Eddie Van Halen was not paid for that killer solo he did on
    Michael Jackson's mega hit "Beat It." The guitarist performed two
    takes, supposedly the better one was chosen, and the rest is
    history.

    7. Eddie pissed off Kurt Cobain. Before a December 1993 Nirvana show
    in Los Angeles, Eddie Van Halen was seen and heard backstage begging
    Kurt Cobain if he could jam with the grunge band that night.
    Annoyed, Cobain replied, "No, you can't play with us. We don't have
    any extra guitars." Persisting on, the heavily intoxicated Van
    Halen, who was on his knees, shouted out, "Well, let me play the
    Mexican's (referring to Nirvana touring guitarist Pat Smear) guitar.
    What is he, is he Mexican? Is he black?" Seeing all this, filmmaker
    Dave Markey, who was videotaping the show that night, turned off his
    camera in pity of the inebriated Van Halen, thus saving future
    generations from witnessing this fiasco on youtube.

    8. Not only is Sammy Hagar rich from his successful tenure as
    frontman for Van Halen, but the Red Rocker just recently sold an 80%
    interest in his Cabo Wabo Tequila to Gruppo Campari, the seventh-
    largest spirits company in the world, for $80 million.

    9. David Lee Roth is a trained paramedic having been on hundreds of
    individual ambulance rides in New York City. He once even saved the
    life of a Bronx woman who had a heart attack by shocking her back to
    life with a defibrillator.

    10. Eddie Van Halen once wrote and performed two songs for an adult
    film titled Sacred Sin. "I like his (director Michael Ninn) work,"
    Van Halen told adult site AVN.com in 2006. "Michael Ninn is like a
    Spielberg to me: the imagery, the way he makes things look,
    just...sensual." Yeah, and Peter North is like Harrison Ford. Give
    us a break.

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    Michael Ninn is like a brother..a new brother to him..

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    Is that Nirvana story true??? Come on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Van Halen Cash View Post
    Is that Nirvana story true??? Come on!
    If it is true..then Kurt Cobain was a bigger waste than i thought (notice how i am ignoring the supposed Ed begging for a chance to play)

    Ed woulda had to have been nearly unconscious on methamphetamine to have begged that freak to play...and how out of touch would you have to be to say...nah..sorry Ed.

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    the nirvana story is true as i read about it years ago, but he didnt call the guy a mexican or black, he called him a faggot.

    Ed is a waste of space these days.

    Thank god for his music.

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    7. Eddie pissed off Kurt Cobain. Before a December 1993 Nirvana show in Los Angeles, Eddie Van Halen was seen and heard backstage begging
    Kurt Cobain if he could jam with the grunge band that night.
    I hear that's how the Kenny Chesney thing happened, Eddie and Al begging to jam.

    Ok, maybe not, but then again...
    What is understood need not be discussed.

    I like relish.©

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Van Halen Cash View Post
    Is that Nirvana story true??? Come on!
    I've read that story on a number of sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Van Halen Cash View Post
    Is that Nirvana story true??? Come on!

    I'd bet that it's true. That story has been around for a long time.
    There are plenty of "Drunk Eddie" stories out there. Even I know a couple that have never made it into public circulation.

    Imagine it going down like this: Eddie's hammered and looking for something to do. Nirvana--at that time the hottest band around--is doing a show in town. Eddie drives over to the venue, naturally he gets backstage with no trouble, and asks to play. But he's obviously too drunk and everybody sees that he'd embarrass himself (not to mention that he might get booed by an audience of punkers who hate 'arena rock' bands). So they tell him no.
    The whole "Mexican" thing and begging to play might be an embellishment, but drunk people can say and do regrettable things, obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzo67 View Post

    10 Things You Didn't Know (or don't want to know) About Van Halen!

    1. Reportedly, the Van Halen brothers also did
    not want the bass player to be involved with the 2004 reunion but
    Sammy Hagar insisted, refusing to participate if Anthony were not
    reinstated in the bassist role. In the end Anthony agreed to be paid
    less.

    This is proof that Sammy Hagar has bigger balls than David Lee Roth, in that he stood up and said he wanted Anthony on the tour (providing we can believe this)
    Sm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by broken combs View Post
    This is proof that Sammy Hagar has bigger balls than David Lee Roth, in that he stood up and said he wanted Anthony on the tour (providing we can believe this)
    That's because Dave has wanted back in Van Halen since the late 80s/early 90s, and will wanted it at all costs!

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    I was not aware that Michael Anthony played on three tracks on VH 3. I thought he played on zero tracks. Does anyone know which tracks he played on?

 

 

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