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    Default I think Dave needs Mike

    I just saw van halen at madison square garden last week and i thought they were good (not great). But i cant help but think Dave misses mike's presence maybe more than he thought or even would care to admit. Ed's kid can play fine but as everyone knows he has Zero stage presence and he gives dave nothing to work off of. Mike did. watch some old clips and dave hangs on Mike more than he interacts with Ed. Dave looked a little lost to me on stage last week at times, like he was looking for someone besides Ed to "play" with. and all he had was Ed's kid.

    I dunno, just thought i'd throw that out there.
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    I think you are on to something here. If Mike and Dave were on stage together they would be sharing a drink/bottle bringing more of a party atmosphere like the old days. Dave can't do that with Ed cus it would turn in to '04 again.

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    You can't force chemistry. With old VH it was there out of pure fun and hunger. With this version there is more of a walk on eggshells or Ed will fire me....even if I think his kid should'nt be here, and I know the fans won't appreciate a half-assed reunion. This is more or less what Dave must be thinking. Too bad that Ed is not thinking about the fans...or Mike.

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    It's pretty obvious to me there is no chemistry whatsoever between Dave and the kid. Why would there be?

    Mike and Dave, like Ed & Dave or Al & Dave have a history together.

    Dave's singing has been stellar on this tour from the clips I've see, however Mike's harmony vocals would have taken the overall vocal sound to a greater level.

    Mike is missed that's for sure...
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    Hogwash! While we all like MA, Wolf is doing just fine on this tour. I would even say he's a better bass player, yet, while his vocals are spot on, there is something a miss not having Mike there. But we can't have our cake and eat it too. This is Van Halen, like it or not. Love it or leave it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfpack1 View Post
    Hogwash! While we all like MA, Wolf is doing just fine on this tour. I would even say he's a better bass player, yet, while his vocals are spot on, there is something a miss not having Mike there. But we can't have our cake and eat it too. This is Van Halen, like it or not. Love it or leave it.
    Funny stuff, Wolfie is nowhere near as good a bass player as Michael Anthony.
    “And what we have at our fingertips is arguably one of the greatest high tenor voices ever – that was in Michael Anthony. In our tiny little corner of the universe, that voice is as identifiable as the high voice in Earth, Wind & Fire, as identifiable as the high voice in the Beach Boys. Van Halen is an indelicate house blend of both – that’s intentionally. So I would always look forward to that reunion.” - David Lee Roth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfpack1 View Post
    Hogwash! While we all like MA, Wolf is doing just fine on this tour. I would even say he's a better bass player, yet, while his vocals are spot on, there is something a miss not having Mike there. But we can't have our cake and eat it too. This is Van Halen, like it or not. Love it or leave it.
    better bass player? I hope you were drunk when you typed this...otherwise you have no excuse for making such an asinine statment
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    go to a show fellas. Wolf plays the bass parts better than you would think. That's all. Doesn't have the showmanship of MA but does better playing the parts.

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    and don't get me wrong...I am a big MA fan. Wolf is killing it live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfpack1 View Post
    and don't get me wrong...I am a big MA fan. Wolf is killing it live.
    Dude, I'm not suggesting the kid can't play, however he's not in the same league as Michael Anthony. Not even close.
    “And what we have at our fingertips is arguably one of the greatest high tenor voices ever – that was in Michael Anthony. In our tiny little corner of the universe, that voice is as identifiable as the high voice in Earth, Wind & Fire, as identifiable as the high voice in the Beach Boys. Van Halen is an indelicate house blend of both – that’s intentionally. So I would always look forward to that reunion.” - David Lee Roth

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    True...Michael Anthony is a bonafide rocker with his history and all....I'm just talking about the live show....The times I saw VH live, I didn't realize he wasn't there because it sounded so good.

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    I guess to clarify....I was focused on Dave and Ed.

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    With Alex pounding it out in the background.....Great shows! Go see it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfpack1 View Post
    With Alex pounding it out in the background.....Great shows! Go see it!
    The 2007 shows aren't for me, Wolfie should be in his own band, not Van Halen. That's my opinion, I don't expect everyone to agree with me.

    I'm sure Wolfie is doing a fair job, but for me it just doesn't work no matter how well he plays.
    “And what we have at our fingertips is arguably one of the greatest high tenor voices ever – that was in Michael Anthony. In our tiny little corner of the universe, that voice is as identifiable as the high voice in Earth, Wind & Fire, as identifiable as the high voice in the Beach Boys. Van Halen is an indelicate house blend of both – that’s intentionally. So I would always look forward to that reunion.” - David Lee Roth

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    The only people who could SERIOUSLY make the claim that Wolf is better than Mike are the ones going to BOTH the VH show and the Mad Anthony Express and comparing their playing on the songs they both play, i.e. Little Dreamer or ATBL and liking Wolf's playing better.
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