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    Default What if it all goes wrong?

    So what if Wolfgang HAS quit? What would happen from here?

    Or what if, say, Alex is so worried about how Eddie might struggle to stay sober (and fail to) if he has the stress of going to the studio with Roth to deal with, that he stops plans for a new studio album?

    Or what if Roth just falls out with Eddie?

    These are the three ways that things can go wrong that I can think of at this point. We can have NOTHING happen too, but I mean if there is some kind of event or catalyst to change things...what do you think will happen?

    I am aware Eddie might just start drinking again, but that alternative really doesn't take us very far. Roth would quit, the band would cease to function, Wolfgang would probably go live with his mother and Alex would just attempt to deal with it, locking himself with Eddie to jam like they seem to do when Van Halen is put on ice at any time.

    Personally I think if Wolfgang quit, the band would get a new bassist. David Lee Roth's touring band are effectively the world's most authentic Van Halen tribute band (since David Lee Roth is in the band), and his band from the 2006 tour - including bassist Todd Jensen - were contracted to be ready and waiting if he needed them. He's got a contract with Roth, he knows the tunes, it takes no stretch of the imagination to see him slipping into the place. He's also no big shot with an ego that Eddie and Alex could tussle with. I cannot see Michael Anthony taking the place since the band tried so hard for so long to get rid of him. I always thought that they held onto him (prior to him being demanded back for the 2004 tour by Hagar) since around 96-03 the band really needed to retain some sense of unity when they weren't recording, weren't touring, were constantly battling Roth/Hagar in the press and for the most part didn't have a lead vocalist.

    If a studio album gets canned, I think we'll see a live album with a promotional tour in a few years' time. I think the band would go ahead with that even if an album didn't happen.

    If Roth falls out with Eddie, the argument and band stress will drive Wolfgang to leave. Sammy and Mike come back. They've pretty much said when Eddie's sober, they'll talk to him again and...he is.

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    To contemplate speculation must be stressful.

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    In the world of Van Halen, ANYTHING can happen. It is so unpredictable. As usual, as fans, we just wait and see.
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    For me at least, it's either a new album or nothing else matters.

    Whether or not they record one will tell us everything we need to know about the status of Van Halen.

    If they could genuinely put out something of the standard of Me wise magic and Can't get this stuff no more I would buy it. It could be interesting if it's new and fresh.

    Repackaged old stuff? I don't care, even if it's this supposedly mythical status Oakland gig. I've already heard all the old songs.

    Another nostalgia tour? The prospect of this one didn't excite me one iota. Another one would be just taking the piss.

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    If it doesn't work with Roth and Wolf, Sam and Mike will be back. One thing about drug addicts, if you try to make it right, most people are pretty receptive and forgiving. But Wolf ain't going anywhere so pack a lunch, it'll be awhile. And if Dave was gone there'd already be mud slinging going on and him probably touring. I'd say they're up to something, its a little too quiet on the VH front.

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    what if , what if ???

    Let "The Force guide you , young Luke"

    I have gotten to a point with VH whereby I have thrown it to the Gods to decide. We have no control over the outcome for which we worry.
    At this point, one more album of good material would be as much as I could hope for... Then, for the love of God, please release all of the treasure's of the 70's and 80's that are sitting in a vault.

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    What if it all goes wrong?
    Then it's business as usual, I guess...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raldo View Post
    In the world of Van Halen, ANYTHING can happen. It is so unpredictable. As usual, as fans, we just wait and see.
    It's like David Lee said "This band is like a NASCAR race". A wreck can happen any moment. I believe is what he was trying to say.

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    Ya know, I'm as much a hardcore Van Halen fan as most, but I can honestly say I'd be at peace with not hearing from them again. We have 30+ years of pheonomal music, and many great memories. I have their CDs, and with that, I am content.
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    Don't worry the album's set to go on sale December 22nd 2012!

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    It's already all gone wrong in one way, shape or form... especially the last 25 years.

    Can Van Halen be inspired to great a new, fresh and improved "Gone Wrong"..?

    I don't know... if they are even that inspired anymore. I think we're facing a future of half-assed gone wrongs, if even at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VH122 View Post
    Don't worry the album's set to go on sale December 22nd 2012!
    I caught it!
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    what the worst that could happen with any of the above situations that you've mentioned?

    They don't release anything new.

    Sounds like status quo for me.
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