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    So apparently in 1996 after the Sammy to Dave to Mitch Malloy incident. Van Halen approached Toby Jepson to be the lead singer of Van Halen before Gary Cherone. I had never heard this.

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    who the fuck is this Jepson turd?
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    Quote Originally Posted by twonabomber View Post
    who the fuck is this Jepson turd?


    I said the same thing!

    I researched him and apparently he was in a band called Little Angels who opened up for VH on the RHRN tour for the European dates.

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    Never heard of him or the fact that he was approached for the VH job.
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    What a clusterfuck 1996 was. Egos running wild, not just by Ed, by many of the parties involved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    What a clusterfuck 1996 was. Egos running wild, not just by Ed, by many of the parties involved.
    I aggree.
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    Were'nt they a UK band? I'd beleive everything that happened in '96. Its a year I wished I could forget.
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    Jepson's voice isn't VH... just one of the many 90's hair band sounds... weird thing is there from the UK but performed and sounded as if they were from the US?


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    Quote Originally Posted by onefootoutthedoor View Post
    I researched him and apparently he was in a band called Little Angels who opened up for VH on the RHRN tour for the European dates.
    thats correct, i saw them open for vh on all their u.k. dates on that tour, i never heard he was offered the job of fronting van halen...the dude pretty much lives in a van now, they were pretty good back in "the day" though.
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    Am I the only person VH didn't contact about their singing position in 1996?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menlow View Post
    Am I the only person VH didn't contact about their singing position in 1996?
    Herbert Khaury was contacted and showed interest, but he died in November, so that fell through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menlow View Post
    Am I the only person VH didn't contact about their singing position in 1996?
    they didn't call you? they called me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menlow View Post
    Am I the only person VH didn't contact about their singing position in 1996?

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    No idea who this Jepson guy is but in hindsight I bet it would have been a better choice than Cherone. Sure as hell couldn't have been worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menlow View Post
    Am I the only person VH didn't contact about their singing position in 1996?
    Yep! I got the call from Ed and Al back in '96 (LOL).

 

 

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