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    Default Lukather's take on rehearsal

    I just got my Lefsetz newsletter. Luke emailed him on his rehearsal experience. Sounds like its all good.


    From: LUKEDADDY

    Subject: I have seen the future !

    It's not "NEW"

    It's fucking VAN HALEN!!

    I was invited to a loose rehearsal for the new tour last night. It was NOT the "fab: dress rehearsal, it was one where in a big arena they were rehearsing for the upcoming tour. Now Ed and Al are dear friends of mine for alomost 30 years, same "valley" upbringing as me, and I have always loved VH and the music, but also more cause I really love these guys as friends. Our kids grew up together, we live near each other etc..

    Fuck all that.

    I saw and HEARD REAL ROCK N ROLL! It took me back.. I had a fucking tear in my eye. They are Baaaack! If this ain't the rock n roll event of the year then I fucking will be your septic tank salesman!
    Ed KILLED, Alex, never better (dig the drum solo!). Any doubts about Wolfie are laughable, he played and sang all the high parts and made Alex's groove more deep than ever in the history, 16 years old, look out for THIS kid!, and I gotta say, Dave brought it! I admit, I was a bit "Oh fuck I hope this is good" but fucking A if Dave didn't deliver! (even thought there were maybe 100 people hangin out watching)..

    I brought my 20 year old son who is a HUGE fan.. the sound and vibe of this band brought me back to 1978 and like a fine wine tasted better than ever! The SET LIST?? It's gonna KILL YOU!
    GREAT production but it's ALL about the band not flashy images of bullshit artsy fartsy crap, it's the BAND and Dave is really the cat that can front VH. He sang his ASS off and was really cool. No cheese here guys, this is filet Mignon!

    If you don't see what I saw last night, and that's WITHOUT a massive arena crowd that will tear the roof off..well then you might as well be dead! Nothing fake here guys, nothing shallow or jive... just the best rock n roll band that the USA has got! Whatever they are charging go see it !

    They were having FUN! There was some humour but not in a cheesy way, VH way. Damn, there IS hope yet!

    Luke

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    And you know Steve isn't just some schmo with an uneducated opinion. He was there. He heard the full PA.

    Wow. I'm really psyched now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAGEN_40 View Post
    it's the BAND and Dave is really the cat that can front VH. He sang his ASS off and was really cool. No cheese here guys, this is filet Mignon!
    Thanks Luke....

    That's going in the official FORD quotebook.
    Eat Us And Smile

    Welcome back, Van HALEN!!!!

    ...It's the BAND and Dave is really the cat that can front VH. He sang his ASS off and was really cool. No cheese here guys, this is filet Mignon! - Steve Lukather's comment after witnessing a Van HALEN 2007 rehearsal

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    All this repudiation of "cheese"??

    From Luke???

    Well hush my mouth...

    Classic Van Halen. In Pace Requiescant.

    "...sure I'm on zoloft. That's so I don't hafta kill none o' y'all..." - Mike Tyson

    and by the way...

    Eat Us And Smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    Thanks Luke....

    That's going in the official FORD quotebook.
    Great I gave Ford bulletin board material!
    Sometimes you feel like a nut...Sometimes you feel like a screw!

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    Steve is a longtime friend of the band, so I trust his judgement more than other people in the music biz.

    Fuck, this show is gonna kick ass!!!!

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    "whatever they are charging, go see it..." kinda sounds like a salesman here to me

    Luke has never been known to be a bullshitter though, at least not that i know of...
    WHOAOH! Hey you! Who said that? Baby how you been?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigdaddy_14 View Post
    "whatever they are charging, go see it..." kinda sounds like a salesman here to me

    Luke has never been known to be a bullshitter though, at least not that i know of...
    No, he's not.

    And this is another, ANOTHER very POSITIVE review of a REHEARSAL stating that Van HALEN is kicking ass!!
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    It's cool to see more reports come out from established musicians that say this new version of VH rocks.

    I'm sure they'll blow the roof off of the arena in Charlotte when they hit the state in 10 days. I can just hear Dave now "LOOK AT ALL THE PEOPLE HERE TONIGHT!'

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    Cool to hear Steves's take. It was just so cool reading his summary of the rehearsal... you know this is going to be awesome!

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    FUCKING YEAH!!

    THIS TOUR IS GOING TO BE AMAZING.
    "I could call it anything, but the only word I can think of is Brown. It's just a warm sound. Warm, big, majestic" - Eddie Van Halen on his Tone

    "Van Halen is definitely a ladies band, and Iīve got the Polaroids to prove it". - David Lee Roth

    WOLFGANG did the IMPOSSIBLE, he brought back VAN HALEN, DEAL WITH IT.

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    See, Lukather even went to the show with some doubts, and came away floored. That's a great sign.
    Eat Us and Smile...yeah we're still around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownSound1 View Post
    See, Lukather even went to the show with some doubts, and came away floored. That's a great sign.
    Exactly. It was reassuring to see someone go in with doubts and be blown away. I hope this is just to the beginning of the Phoenix that is Van Halen!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAGEN_40 View Post
    I saw and HEARD REAL ROCK N ROLL! It took me back.. I had a fucking tear in my eye. They are Baaaack! If this ain't the rock n roll event of the year then I fucking will be your septic tank salesman!
    Ed KILLED, Alex, never better (dig the drum solo!). Any doubts about Wolfie are laughable, he played and sang all the high parts and made Alex's groove more deep than ever in the history, 16 years old, look out for THIS kid!, and I gotta say, Dave brought it! I admit, I was a bit "Oh fuck I hope this is good" but fucking A if Dave didn't deliver! (even thought there were maybe 100 people hangin out watching)..

    I brought my 20 year old son who is a HUGE fan.. the sound and vibe of this band brought me back to 1978 and like a fine wine tasted better than ever! The SET LIST?? It's gonna KILL YOU!
    GREAT production but it's ALL about the band not flashy images of bullshit artsy fartsy crap, it's the BAND and Dave is really the cat that can front VH. He sang his ASS off and was really cool. No cheese here guys, this is filet Mignon!

    WHEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

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    Default Lukather's take

    We need some critical thinkers in here. I saw the videos, they look good. Wolfy sounds fine, although I still miss Mike. But if you think you're going to get a "fair and balanced" review from Steve Lukather (by his own admission a close, personal friend of Eddie for 30 years), you're nuts.

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