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    Default Alex Van Halen exclusive Modern Drummer interview

    First interview since the start of this tour:

    ALEX VAN HALEN TALKS WITH MODERN DRUMMER MAGAZINE
    As new shows are announced, ALEX VAN HALEN does exclusive interview




    (Los Angeles, CA) December 13, 2007 - VAN HALEN'S explosive drummer ALEX VAN HALEN talks in an exclusive interview with Modern Drummer magazine about helming the heavy artillery in the iconic band. The extensive 21-page story hits newsstands on February 5.

    "As the pounding, aggressive heartbeat of one of the greatest bands in rock history, ALEX VAN HALEN has inspired drummers the world over with his unique sound and style," says Modern Drummer magazine's Editor In Chief Bill Miller.

    The article not only features ALEX VAN HALEN chatting with Modern Drummer about the band, the new tour and his equipment, but several exclusive shots of ALEX attacking his drum kit.
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    As an admirer of the keeper of the beat, thanks for the heads up.
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    I received that newsletter tonight.

    It should make for an interesting read.
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    "Will there be a Van Halen reunion? “I have hope and faith, and that’s more than just the name of a couple of strippers from Albuquerque” -David Lee Roth

    "This band is three quarters original, one quarter inevitable" -David Lee Roth~2007

    "“We had a lot of fun on the tour – Dave was a blast. And next time we go out, we’re going to have some new stuff, too. I’m looking forward to getting on it. I’ve got tons of music written, such a variety of stuff… Actually, next week or the week after, Wolfie, Alex, and I are gonna start jamming. Maybe we’ll give Dave a call and see what he’s up to.” - Edward Van Halen ~ 2009


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    I gotta get that mag. Alex is the best!
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    wow...21 pages. That's one big interview
    Wolfie is not Mike, but he's more than ok.
    Mike is gone, but not forgotten. They played some amazing shows from 2007-2015; some people are in denial about it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ZORBA5150 View Post
    wow...21 pages. That's one big interview
    20 pages of 2007 touring gear, and 1 page of text...
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    thought they werent doin interviews this tour

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    Alex has been the quietest member of VH these last few years, so it'll be interesting to read what he has to say.

    My guess, though, is he'll be vague in that same old AVH way when it comes to topics of lead singers and young bass players.

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    It's about time Alex does some press!

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    "Why do I look like a fish?"

    "I was just trying to remember what I was going to do for the solo, you know?"

    "Bon of a sitch!"

    If you believe the Van Halen comic book, AVH is doing this reunion for a syringe of pharmaceutical-grade morphine and meat snacks.
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    I gotta be a copy when it comes out.
    ALEX IS GOD!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vhrocker View Post
    I gotta be a copy when it comes out.
    Cool trick. How do you do it?
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    It will be nice to read, but nothing new I'm sure. I just wish the questions would turn to Michael Anthony. What's the chances he won't answer them like a politician?
    I can't remember which comedian said it, about the current state of Van Halen, but he said right now, Van Halen is like a really hot playboy playmate with a prosthetic leg.

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    So, Alex is doing an interview....what about Dave? Is he still not trusted ny the VH camp to not put his foot in his mouth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menlow View Post
    So, Alex is doing an interview....what about Dave? Is he still not trusted by the VH camp to not put his foot in his mouth?
    You know, I'm thinking it's not so much that they don't trust Dave to say something that can be taken the wrong way although that is certainly a possibility, LOL. I think it's more a matter of letting the music and performances speak for themselves and staying away from the drama that has plagued the band for so long. Granted, it is of their own doing but even under the best of circumstances, reports will look for sensationalism where there is none. The most innocent of comments are taken out of context and blown out of proportion. And you know that with the band's history, every word will be scrutinized to the ninth degree. Just wait and see what happens with this interview. No matter how well crafted Alex's words are, there will be some who look for a smoking gun where there is none.

 

 

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