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    Van Halen To Rock On with Roth--from Rolling Stone

    Van Halen to Rock On With Roth
    Eddie opens up about Wolfie, his new shoes and the future of Van Halen
    BRIAN HIATTPosted Feb 04, 2009 7:15 AM

    Van Halen's tour with David Lee Roth ended last July with one final triumphant version of "Jump" — but if Eddie Van Halen gets his way, that's not going to be the end of the reunion. "We are a band — it wasn't just a one-off tour we did," says the guitarist, who plans to meet with Roth this summer to play him demos of new songs. "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." The 75-date tour, which began in September 2007, grossed more than $93 million, making it the most lucrative of the band's career.

    June will be a busy month for the Van Halens: Eddie will marry Janie Liszewski, his girlfriend and publicist; and 17-year-old bassist Wolfgang Van Halen ("a permanent part of Van Halen," according to his dad) will graduate with his high school class after taking a year off for the tour. "Wolfie had it the toughest," says Eddie. "He had three or four hours of tutoring every day and then the gig." And after that, Eddie hopes to start recording what could be the band's first new studio album since 1998's Van Halen III (with short-tenured lead singer Gary Cherone) and its first with Roth in 25 years.

    "I've got tons of music written, such a variety of stuff," says Eddie, who thinks some of it may surprise fans. "The essence of me is obviously there, and those drums, they're always recognizable. But people expect a certain thing from Van Halen, and this isn't exactly bang-your-head-against-the-wall stuff."

    Roth is keeping busy too — he lives part time in New York, where he works as an EMT, an unlikely passion he began pursuing in 2004. His spokeswoman said he couldn't be reached for comment on his future with the band.

    At the same time, Eddie is continuing his own side career as an entrepreneur: He just launched a Website, EVHgear.com, where fans can buy replicas of nearly everything he plays and wears, from his signature Wolfgang guitar, which he used on the band's last tour (upgraded over two and a half years to what he calls "NASA quality"), to Converse-style sneakers with his red-white-and-black-striped design, which he's been wearing since the Eighties. "I'm not shoving it down anyone's throat or trying to be a clothing designer," he says. "I just think my tennis shoes are cool, and I love my equipment — everything I put out is exactly identical to what I use."

    [From Issue 1072 — February 19, 2009]

    http://www.rollingstone.com/news/sto...k_on_with_roth

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    is DLR really a working EMT? Seriously? He has actual shifts and stuff?

    As for the meat of the article, like I posted in the other thread, nothing on here comes of as some definitive declaration: WE WILL RECORD AND RELEASE A RECORD!"

    It's just very general comments on what he hopes they do later in the year. Hopefully, if they're so inclined, they will record some new music and release it. I'd love to hear something new as much as any of us. Hopefully it won't be a bunch of retread Van Halen songs imitating their hey-day. I'd like to hear what EVH is inspired to write today....not what he thinks we want to hear or what he thinks he would have written 30 years ago.

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    Think positive Broken!

    We are a band — it wasn't just a one-off tour we did," says the guitarist, who plans to meet with Roth this summer to play him demos of new songs. "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."
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    Quote Originally Posted by James in New York View Post
    Think positive Broken!

    We are a band — it wasn't just a one-off tour we did," says the guitarist, who plans to meet with Roth this summer to play him demos of new songs. "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."
    Sounds pretty positive to me; say a prayer.

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    It gives hope!

    Which we take with a grain of salt but it's hope nonetheless.
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    Dave's off spending and enjoying his millions from all the suckers who bought into this last tour. Don't kid yourselves. If they ever release any music with Wolfgang, it will pale in comparison to anything they have done previously.

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    If they really start working on something in the summer what is a realistic timeline to have something released. I realize this is a pretty open ended question but how long does recording an album, where it sounds like music is already written, take?
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    Well, if nothing else, the Van Halen name certainly is making the rounds these days...and not just in Guitar World.
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    Things are looking up for VH now that Eddie is healthy again.

    Awesome news.

    He seems to back in that creative mood that and itching to get out there and make music again.

    Can't wait to hear what he's come up with.

    There's nothing like hearing that first track for the very first time!
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    Roth is keeping busy too — he lives part time in New York, where he works as an EMT, an unlikely passion he began pursuing in 2004. His spokeswoman said he couldn't be reached for comment on his future with the band.
    I actually believe this. A couple of people I know actually met DLR one night (right before the radio show) when he was an EMT. He was very into the whole thing and told a few stories about it.

    In any case...it does sound pretty positive.
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    Awesome...but I'll believe it when I have a hard copy of the album in my hand.

    Until then I won't be holding my breath...
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    Quote Originally Posted by James in New York View Post
    Things are looking up for VH now that Eddie is healthy again.

    Awesome news.

    He seems to back in that creative mood that and itching to get out there and make music again.

    Can't wait to hear what he's come up with.

    There's nothing like hearing that first track for the very first time!

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    Ed sounds optimistic about the bands future which is great news. Assuming they start recording in the summer maybe we see an album early next year with a spring/summer tour.
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    I will take this over what we had heard a year after the 2004 tour. At least the guy is talking to people and not making statements such as he cured cancer.

    While I won't hold my breath for a CD, the news is encouraging.

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    I'm liking the sound of this. Yeah!!

 

 

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