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    O.K. I duped you into this post. I was looking at some of the interviews on the Links and I re-read what I believe was Eddie's first cover for Guitar Player Magazine in 1979. I found it incredibly relavant to what is going on today. Guitar players most likely have some of this interview memorized. For non-players you may have to skip some of the more technical aspects. But I swear if you read it you can almost see where Eddie's head is probably at now.
    Guitar Player Interview from 79'. READ IT!!
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    y don't u just tell us instead of making us read the whole fucking thing?

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    Originally posted by JMJ:
    y don't u just tell us instead of making us read the whole fucking thing?

    JMJ
    Because I would have to quote the whole fucking thing and suck up Brett's bandwidth! Ya lazy bastard!!! Too lazy to add the Wh to your Y!

    [ June 21, 2002, 10:58 PM: Message edited by: ETRIGAN ]
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    Originally posted by JMJ:
    y don't u just tell us instead of making us read the whole fucking thing?

    JMJ
    Yeah, some of us aren't even capable of SPELLING whole entire words, much less READING them.

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    Originally posted by ETRIGAN:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by JMJ:
    y don't u just tell us instead of making us read the whole fucking thing?

    JMJ
    Because I would have to quote the whole fucking thing and suck up Brett's bandwidth! Ya lazy bastard!!! Too lazy to add the Wh to your Y! </font>[/QUOTE]bah. ur too lazy to sum it up [img]tongue.gif[/img]

    just sum it up and say here's a link tot he article if u wanna read it.

    i mean man! if u think u can tie in an interview done back in 19 fucking 78 to ed's state of mind right now...then hot damn, more power to ya

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    "I don't give a flying fuck about Motley Crue. I give about a half a fuck about Rush. I like Van Halen and don't give a flying fuck how many tickets they all sell. Any questions?"- jimmyw

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    Looks like youll never know. Try not to break a sweat on your reply! [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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    Originally posted by ETRIGAN:
    Looks like youll never know. Try not to break a sweat on your reply! [img]tongue.gif[/img]
    i live in the desert so all i do is fuckin sweat [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

    i do know that what ed said 20 somethin years ago ain't got shit to do with now

    ed is a conrol freak, period. nice guy? sure. control freak, yes! ed wants things done his way and it should be no surprise it's been that way since gary left in 99.

    this is about who ed is, not what he said in '78

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    Originally posted by Chelle:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by JMJ:
    y don't u just tell us instead of making us read the whole fucking thing?

    JMJ
    Yeah, some of us aren't even capable of SPELLING whole entire words, much less READING them. </font>[/QUOTE]who was talking to you?

    shut the fuck up

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    "I'm doin' the victory dance. Told ya I'd be back. Tell me ya missed me. Say it like ya mean it" - Blood and Fire. =VH= 2012. Welcome back boys :headband:

    "I don't give a flying fuck about Motley Crue. I give about a half a fuck about Rush. I like Van Halen and don't give a flying fuck how many tickets they all sell. Any questions?"- jimmyw

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    Wow........this thread reminds of me of the ones I'd read at the Dome..........
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    now now girls, stop being horrid to each other and aplolgize...

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    I probably would have read the post even if you had used a different subject. The way us fans are now, it was a huge tease.
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    Has anyone read the fuckin link or is everyone just going to snivel?!?!?!?!

    If someone would read it, they might just see what I'm talking about!
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    The quote that got me was..."EVH: Fuck yeah! Other musicians, they're jealous. The more they hate you, the better you are. I mean, no other guitarist is gonna hate another guitarist if they're no good. You're no threat. But I don't really think about that, because everybody can do their own thing, period. U.K. opened for us last year for a few shows. And I never heard of the band U.K. Here we are in an arena, I'm sitting here tuning up, and all of a sudden [in a reverent voice], "Is that Bill Bruford? Whoa!" All of a sudden I got the chills. I was freakin' out. All of a sudden Allan Holdsworth walks in. I'm going, "My God! These guys are opening for us?" These guys are better...they've been through it. And they played before us, and they bombed. People hated 'em, but I'm standing there with tears in my eyes, just getting off, trippin'. It was so good. But they're artists - "I'm playing my art, and I don't care if you like it or not" - that type of thing, which I think is a real bad attitude. Music is for people. It's not for yourself. Or if it is, sit in your room and play it. But if you're gonna play it for people, you better play something that they're gonna want to hear instead of walking up there and pretending you're so good and beyond your audience. That's what they were doing, playing all this off-beat stuff, which to an average person sounds like mistakes. Even though because I'm a musician, I get off on it and like it and understand what they're doing. But they bombed, and I couldn't believe it."

    I wish Ed would remember that "music is for people..." comment. Sounds like he's just sitting in his room with his art.

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    Actually, that Ed interview was from the April '80 issue of Guitar Player.
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    Originally posted by ScottRoberts:
    Actually, that Ed interview was from the April '80 issue of Guitar Player.
    Yep, but it took place Dec 29th 1979
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    I just found this interview so relevant in the now. I read it when it came out (*wheeze*). It just went into detail why he maybe so particular about the lawsuits recently. He made Charvel, Seymore Duncan and Floyd Rose what they are today and he didn't get any money from them. Notice the part where he talks about the Floyd Rose. He comments that it's nice but there needs to be a way to tune it while it's clamped. The next thing you know, Floyd adds fine tuners to the system.

    I also found it relevant where he talks about why he doesn't like to do interviews.

    I found this part pretty interesting.
    GP: This has been a nice conversation, Ed.

    EVH: Thank you. Yeah. You know, I enjoy talkin' to people who understand what I'm saying. I rarely talk like this to anybody that I don't really know. The only other journalist I can think of who's a real nice guy is Steve Rosen. I can sit around and shoot the shit with him, but in the beginning when I first did an interview with him I was afraid. I'd get real uptight. I worry about the things I say. But now it's more like he's a friend too, and I can just say what I feel.

    GP: How long are you on vacation for?

    EVH: Well, actually it's not much of a vacation, because we run everything ourselves. We design our own album cover, we have to be in the office every day to sign checks - the whole corporation revolves around us. Nothing can be done without our approval. We even have photo approval.

    GP: Do you get enough time to yourself?

    EVH: As much as I can, because I am pretty much a loner. I just can't get along with people. They don't understand me. If I go to a party and I don't talk, it's not because I'm unsociable and I think I'm bitchin'. It's just that I'm quiet. I have nothing to say. I spend a lot of time alone, playing my guitar. It's just more satisfying. I get something out of it. I don't like to waste my time acting, because I'm no good at acting.
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