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    Current VH Situation - From My Sources

    Ok I started a new topic, not because what VT posted isnít true per se, but because the tone of that thread just became a mess of confusion.

    I think what we fail to realize in all of this is Van Halen has always been a very private band. Well before the internet, the band normally kept their private lives to themselves, which is why itís sometimes hard to find out info about their past history. I mean even when Dave left the band, while people knew about it, it certainly wasnít the headline news it would be now with the net, etc. It just happened and that was it. Very little fanfare about something that was pretty big music news at the time. For those of us who remember that time, I know you will agree with me.

    So now everyone expects the band to change from that same belief of privacy in this new age, and theyíre simply not going to. Has it backfired on the band over the years? Yes no question. But at the same time, I do believe everyone has a right to their privacy, even celebrities. Certainly dealing with addictions and health issues is not something that I would be running to share with anyone, famous or not. So try to remember that when you scream for info, I know itís hard. As fans we feel we are owed more than that, and I myself have felt that way many times I know.

    I donít know whether Ed was in rehab or not, and frankly I donít care anymore. I had pretty credible info of something that many others also had (like Andrew for Melodicrock), but maybe it was false info. Or maybe some things were exaggerated. I simply donít know at this point, and itís not worth debating.

    But from time to time I do get interesting info from people very close to the band. Sometimes I can share it, other times I am asked not to. I havenít really gotten anything in a long time, so when I do, I know itís important and itís NEVER been wrong.

    From the info I got, hereís what I can say confidently.

    Eddie is not currently in rehab, heís at home taking care of himself, and dealing with whatever medical conditions are affecting him right now. It sounds like heís doing well, but who knows. I hope he is.

    The tour has not been cancelled, Mike is not returning to Van Halen anytime soon. Wolfgang is VHís bassist. Any reports of Mike coming back are 100% false.

    With regards to Valís book. I donít even know what importance this plays in anything, but apparently Ed has not read it. It also doesnít sound like itís any part of the reason VH isnít playing right now either. I never thought it was, but some did. I also heard that Valerie doesnít have any idea about Edís current health, so I guess her claims that she does may be coming through what she hears from her son, at least thatís what I am guessing. Again, is this really important in the grand scheme of things?

    So pretty much the same stuff VT said, and I feel good about the information I have gotten. I didnít really ask any other questions, I didnít think it was my place to. It sounds to me like the reason the band doesnít officially release this kind of information is they probably donít believe itís the kind of stuff they want out there as official news direct from them. Like I said, and like you know, Van Halen has always guarded their private info. Easier to leak stuff out unofficially, whether we like it or not.

    I hope this has shed some light on things. I guess what we can take from this is Ed is seeking help for his current problems and VH plans on continuing their tour as of right now. About all the info I think we need.
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    Cheers for that post. 100% with you .

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    The truth rarely is, but I told you guys it wasn't anything earth shattering.
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    Thanks Brett,
    I do respect the band's privacy, of course since I am a fan and their music means alot to me I would like to know if Ed is ok and care about him and all versions of the band.

    With that being said it sounds like Ed is just trying to get his health in check and I hope he is successful!!

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    Nicely stated, and thanks for the effort.

    I guess we'll never find out if the Van Halens got their swimming pool fixed after the mud-slide.

    Let the clue-free speculation and mindless theorizing continue.
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    Thanks Brett. That sounds quite plausible and best of all hopeful.

    Again- thanks!
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    Thanks for the info, Brick !



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    Thank you Brett, much appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    what we can take from this is Ed is seeking help for his current problems and VH plans on continuing their tour as of right now. About all the info I think we need.
    Thanks Brett
    We'll see what the future brings!

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    I love posts like this, thanks Brett

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    Thanks for the info Brett. No, not earth shattering, but definitely informative.
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    I'm still a little lost, is Kobe Bryant joining the band or not?
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    Nicely stated....but let the speculation continue.....I wonder if he got hit by a deer?
    Right here I say....

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    Much appreciated, Brett!

    Wish Ed the best of everything, my thoughts are with him.

 

 

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