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    Default Pre-Recorded Backing Vocals

    How do you guys feel about the band using Mikey's voice in the mix for pre-recorded backing vocals? Wolfie can't sing, so they had to do something. I mean, who does backups any better than Mikey on "Runnin' With The Devil"???? I always thought Eddie and Mike harmonized perfectly together on all their songs, "Unchained" at the US Festival comes to immediate mind. Anyway, I heard this on the radio this morning and couldn't believe what I was hearing...that's ridiculous! Get Mikey back in the band, period.

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    Yeah this rumor's been floating around here for a while. I think it's par for the course for Van Halen at this point. Scumbaggery at it's finest.

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    I don't think so... sounds like BS to me. A background vocal is very difficult for everyone to "play" to.

    Put this in the rumor mill... nothing concrete to back it up.
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    Just part of the Van Halen 'magic'.
    Sammy did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it.
    Michael did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it.
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    it sounds like this to me

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    I've kinda' brought this up in a previous thread.

    They need to play, just the 4 of them, and lets see what it sounds like.

    No hidden keyboard player, no pre-recorded vocals or music. The band was "founded" on this attitude, and to stray now would be a "sell out" and an insult !


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    Quote Originally Posted by 79th and Sunset View Post
    I've kinda' brought this up in a previous thread.

    They need to play, just the 4 of them, and lets see what it sounds like.

    No hidden keyboard player, no pre-recorded vocals or music. The band was "founded" on this attitude, and to stray now would be a "sell out" and an insult !


    to stray now? Where have you been the last 15 or so years? Last I checked Eddie wasn't able to play keys and guitar at the same time yet I've heard both on the last few tours.

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    that was another band

    Van Halen plays everything live
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    Just pipe in the six-pack and be done with it.
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    No can do. They would need to pay Mike for use of his voice. They won't do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D_Sobo View Post
    No can do. They would need to pay Mike for use of his voice. They won't do that.
    Whatever they do to try and replace it, is gonna suck in comparison.
    Sammy did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it.
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    holy shit! cmon
    mikes not here in the tour...it sucks, but it is what it is.
    its a band, not a fucking death squad coming to kill ur family!
    give it a fucking chance already
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    I think this total BS that NEW VAN HALEN would have the nerve to use Micheal's voice in CONCERT through taping when they have deliberately tried removing him from their past. Only Ed and Alex can come up with crap like this. Man this tour is turning out the most ridicules crap I have ever seen. Even the group Kiss wouldn't do this type of Spinal Tap crap.

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    I bet they have Wolfgang sing backing vocals. If he's got a high voice, the problem is solved. If not, they will most likely not use samples, as it's akin to playing to a click track every song. This would mean that every song has to start and stop perfect, or they will be ahead of the vocal lines or behind. This would be the kiss of death and a MAJOR pain in the ass.....besides, you know how Dave likes to stop in the middle of songs and freestyle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by takmagic View Post
    How do you guys feel about the band using Mikey's voice in the mix for pre-recorded backing vocals?
    It stinks.

    I say they do what all aging rock bands eventually do, hire three black female back up singers to do the background stuff.
    What once upon a time made Van Halen unique in the progression of metal and hard rock (besides Eddie’s prowess as a guitarist) was its sense of fun, its willingness to be not just over the top, but weird.

 

 

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