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    Default Which Singers where offered the Spot

    I've been thinking of some of the singers that have been officially offered, or at least auditioned for the lead singer spot over the years.
    Here's what I know

    Dave Left:
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    Jimmy Barnes
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    I haven't heard of this Toby guy before

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    http://www.vhlinks.com/vbforums/toby-jepson-t44172.html

    (You're the last one in the thread )
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    I think Barnes was only in the picture after Roth left, not when Sam left.
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    Wasn't Sass Jordan in the picture at some point as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fontcow View Post
    Wasn't Sass Jordan in the picture at some point as well?
    She was. I believe she was the 1st to audition after Hagar left, but, if memory serves, they didn't think a girl would work in Van Halen, so she was never formally offered the slot.
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    Wasnt the lead singer of Y&T ( dont know his name ) in there too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by servoguy101 View Post
    Wasnt the lead singer of Y&T ( dont know his name ) in there too?
    That dude kind of sounds like Sammy a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by servoguy101 View Post
    Wasnt the lead singer of Y&T ( dont know his name ) in there too?
    Dave Meniketti. Fantastic voice. Fantastic band.

    Never heard he was in the mix. Was he supposed to be on the proposed 'guest singer' album or was he being considered as the new singer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hagarfn View Post
    Dave Meniketti. Fantastic voice. Fantastic band.

    Never heard he was in the mix. Was he supposed to be on the proposed 'guest singer' album or was he being considered as the new singer?
    Never heard that either.....

    Not just a great voice....but a damn fine guitar player as well......one of the true underrated rock bands of that era.

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    I had heard that Steve Perry was considered not sure the validity on that
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    Ya know what? At this point almost anyone in the industry could say they were considered for the VH spot. Without anyone from the other side (VH) saying otherwise, it is really hard to say who was really considered for the frontman role. (IMHO of course )
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    From what I have read the "official" job offers have been:

    DLR
    Patty Smythe (turned down)
    Sammy
    Mitch Malloy (accepted then changed his mind after '96 VMA's)
    Cherone
    Sammy
    DLR
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    Would of been interesting to hear Sass Jordan rip out a Van Halen song. She has a powerful voice.
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    pete townsend phil collins and joe cocker were all called or considered.
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